Employee Experience Awards 2022


Hong Kong

Employee Experience Awards Key Dates


 Employees have been grappling with the disruption to work brought about by the challenging economic and social environment situations across the region, which have brought unprecedented levels of uncertainty, instability, and stress to their lives.

That’s why Human Resources Online is bringing back the Employee Experience Awards to Hong Kong for the second year, aiming to honour organisations that have excelled at focusing on the employee experience to help retain and excite their best talent, while creating value and maintaining a competitive edge.

Winning an award at the Employee Experience Awards is an important acknowledgement from the industry that your organisation is taking a lead in listening, engaging and supporting your most valuable asset – your talent, and we want to recognise these accomplishments.



This is a golden opportunity to showcase your hard work and efforts that have transformed your organisation into an employee-centric workplace.

This year, there are 26 categories available for entry, focusing on three EX (employee experience) pillars: leadership, learning, and employee engagement. These categories will recognise the stellar achievements that have successfully reinforced strategic leadership development, boosted integrated learning, and increased employee engagement.

It’s time to bask in the glory of your hard work and be celebrated by your peers. We wish you all the very best of luck with your submissions!

What’s new in 2023?

Best Employee Engagement Communication Strategy

Best Executive Coaching Programme

Best Digital Learning Transformation

Best Virtual Learning Initiative

Best Crisis Management and Communication Strategy

Best Employee Retention Strategy

 Best Employee-friendly Workplace

Best Engagement Programme

 Best Talent Development Strategy

Best Response to Pandemic

You have until 12 April 2023 to complete and submit your entries.

Why Enter EXA 2022

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Stay ahead of the talent war

Be top of mind for candidates and employees by showcasing your meaningful, personalised, user-friendly and digital EX.

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Catalyse your employer branding efforts

Spread positivity and boost morale by putting your team’s work in the spotlight and winning at the Employee Experience Awards.

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Better business outcomes and improved performance

Nurture an army of happy employees who are excited to do their best at work. Unleash their full potential and increase productivity.

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Deliver stakeholder confidence

Whether it’s your employees, C-suite leaders or global management team, reaffirm your organisational excellence to your stakeholders.

Make sure your hard work doesn’t go unnoticed and your teams get the recognition they deserve!

Entries will close on 31 March 2023 so start your entry today!

Judging Criteria

Here are some guiding pointers that judges will be looking out for. Please ensure your entry answers the points below for the various sections along with the guiding pointers in the respective categories.



  • A brief introduction of your industry, and the background/overview of your company.
  • Include information that demonstrates the implications of the business challenges you faced.
  • What were your initial plan/business opportunities you were looking to pursue?
  • How has the challenge(s) pivoted your vision, goal and mission of your HR strategy?
  • What was the company’s overall direction? Any support did you get from your top management and line-of-business managers to overcome the challenge?
  • What are some innovative and/or new ideas proposed when brainstorming solutions to tackle the challenge(s)?
  • What is the expected business ROI from the proposed changes?



  • An overview of the strategy in implementing change and reaching your objectives
  • Outline the milestones in your strategy highlighting what worked and what didn’t work. How did you solve the issues that cropped up along the way when you were executing your strategy?
  • Who were your key stakeholders and what channels did you use to communicate the strategy to them? How did you maintain continued support from key stakeholders? What was the acceptance rate?
  • What are some of the USP’s of your transformation strategy? How does this align with your organisational goals?



  • What were the primary and secondary results of your strategy? How did your plan affect your organisational culture and goals?
  • What business and commercial benefits did your transformation strategy deliver?
  • What was the feedback from your stakeholders?
  • How did you track the ROI of your impact?
  • Please provide some evidence of success. You may use metrics, anecdotes and case studies.
  • Please include some testimonials from peers/senior management/clients. Feel free to include graphs, charts that will strengthen your business case.

Learning points


  • Please identify top 3 key takeaways from your transformation strategy.
  • What were some gaps in your strategy?
  • What are the strengths that form the foundation of your strategy?
  • What are the future plans that you have in place to further boost this?
  • What are some elements of the strategy that you think is unique to your organisation?
  • Please include some testimonials from peers/senior management/clients. Feel free to include graphs, charts that will strengthen your business case.

Panel of Judges

Our expert judging panel will be announced soon. Keep an eye on our page for all updates on the judging panel.

If you interested in joining the judging panel, please contact Selina Kwok at +852 2695 6606 or selinak@lighthouse-media.com.


We would like to thank our past judges for their time and effort in 2022

Ellie Chan

Ellie Chan

Director of Human Resources

Aberdeen Marina Club, A Member of Shangri-la Group

Lawrence Hung

Lawrence Hung

Director of Human Resources

Chinachem Group

Amy Ho

Amy Ho

Director of Human Resources

Cordis, Hong Kong

Kim Leung

Kim Leung

Head of Talent & Culture

Classified Group

Don’t take our word for it. Hear what past award participants of HRO’s Awards have to say:

Video highlights from our past awards