Innovation has always been an important and integral part of HRW – both externally and internally. That’s why, every year – we host our internal Innovation challenge! This is an opportunity for the wider team to give lift off to an idea, new approach or solution that they think has the potential to add value to our business and our clients.

Ideas can be centered around a methodology or technique, a new internal process, way of communication or a deliverable – the sky is the limit. If it can add value to the work that we do – it’s an idea that we want to hear more about!

Casting our minds back to last year we had two inspiring winners – HRW Eavesdrop (a specialized social media listening offering incorporating layers of expert behavioural science analysis) and Behavioural Initiatives (focusing on use of behavioural science to boost internal initiatives – which have demonstrated ways to reduce waste of resources and improvements in employee satisfaction). With such interesting predecessors we were excited to see what this year brought.

We had two awards up for grabs this year that recognize innovation with potential to impact client-facing research and innovation with potential to improve internal processes and employee satisfaction (with cool prizes to be won at the end).

After some fierce competition which involved several fantastic entries, we are delighted to announce our 23-24 Innovation Challenge winners!

HRW Soundboard
Julia Tarter, Research Manager, and Rob Brocklehurst, Senior Research Executive have won the Auriga Award, named after the constellation “Auriga” or ‘reign holder’ which recognizes innovation with potential to impact client-facing research.

The team won this award for their idea ‘HRW Soundboard’: an offering that allows respondents to understand the value of their contributions in market research and adds an additional layer of validation to the project to solidify our insights – propelling us even further into accessing the reality of our respondents!

 HRW Nudge Deck
Saket Rao, Behavioural Scientist and Oliver Day, Senior Behavioural Science Analyst have won the “Hercules” Award, named after the constellation “Hercules” or ‘kneeler’ – this award recognizes innovation with potential to improve internal processes and employee satisfaction.

The team won this award for their entry to create an internal digital card deck detailing various behavioural nudges to use for different goals and work settings. The team will tailor the cards to help across the organization on pertinent everyday challenges and situations.

A huge congratulations to our winners and everyone else who took part and made the challenge a success. We are excited to take these winning ideas forward and see what the future years brings!

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