Employee Experience Awards 2022


Hong Kong

Employee Experience Awards Key Dates


Since the start of the pandemic, employees have been grappling with disruption and significant changes to the nature of work brought about by unprecedented levels of uncertainty and instability. At the same time, research has shown that a positive employee experience can yield 16 times the engagement of those reporting a negative experience, and 8 times the desire to want to stay with their company.

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

A win at the Employee Experience Awards is an important acknowledgement from the industry that your organisation is taking a lead in listening to, engaging and supporting your most valuable asset – talent. We want to join you in recognising these accomplishments.

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

This year, there are 29 categories available for entry, focusing on 3 employee experience pillars: leadership, learning and employee engagement. The 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 triumph and be recognised by your peers. We wish you all the very best of luck with your submissions!

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 1 April 2022 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 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? What kind of 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

The Employee Experience Awards will be evaluated at the highest standards by the most eminent senior HR experts and thought leaders. These hand-picked individuals are committed to giving your entries all the dedication they need in order to sieve out the finest HR teams and leaders who have transformed the world of EX.

Our expert judging panel will be announced soon. Keep an eye on our sophisticated judging panel.
If you interested in joining the judging panel, please contact Selina Kwok at +852 2695 6606 or selinak@lighthouse-media.com.

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

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