The working environment prize may be awarded to individuals, faculties, departments, study programmes, sections, environments, groups or actors who:
- have excelled as a driving force with outstanding ability and willingness to implement measures to improve the working environment.
- initiate and implement measures that build bridges across the organisation, and who contribute to strengthening our sense of community
- actively contribute to a positive working environment characterised by inclusion and diversity.
The prize is awarded according to an individual assessment of what proposed candidates have done to improve the working environment at HiOA.
The prize can be shared between two or more prize winners and has a value of up to NOK. 60 000,-. The prize also consists of a diploma that can be hung on the wall of the winner's workplace.
The prize is not meant to be a personal enrichment for the winner(s).
The recipient(s) decides which measures or purposes within HiOA the prize should be used for.
The measure or purpose must be related to something that contributes in creating a good and inclusive working environment.
All employees may propose candidates for the working environment prize.
The proposals must be submitted in writing along with a description of what the candidate(s) has done in terms of working environment improving efforts and why the candidate(s) should receive the prize.
The jury consists of rector Curt Rice, HR director Geir Haugstveit, chief safety representative Marthe Eikum-Tang and programme coordinator for culture, welfare and diversity, Vibeke Horn. The jury assesses the candidates according to the criteria above.
Contact senior adviser Vibeke Horn for any questions relating to the prize.