Employee Experience Awards 2022



Employee Experience Awards Key Dates

Putting the Spotlight on Experience

The Employee Experience Awards returns for its third year to honour organisations that have excelled at focusing on employee experience to help retain and excite the best people, creating value and maintaining a competitive edge as they do so.

Employees have been grappling with the disruption to work brought about by the aftershocks of the pandemic that continue to present social, economic and work-related challenges, which have brough unprecedented levels of uncertainty, instability and stress to their lives.

That’s why Human Resources Online is proud to bring back the Employee Experience Awards, to recognise employers who are taking concrete steps to put the spotlight on the employee experience.

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: its people.

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!

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Make your mark where it matters the most

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 38 categories available for entry, focusing on four EX (employee experience) pillars: leadership, learning, engagement, and talent acquisition. These categories will recognise the stellar achievements that have successfully reinforced strategic leadership development, boosted integrated learning, and increased employee engagement.

What’s new in 2023?

Best Hybrid Work Model

Best Remote Work Strategy

Best Campus Recruitment Strategy

In-House Recruiter of the Year

*NEW PILLAR* Talent Acquisition

You have until 17 March 2023 to complete and submit your entries.

Why Enter EXA 2023

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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 17 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.

Business challenge


  • Provide the context of your industry and include the brief 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?
  • Please include some testimonials from peers/senior management/clients.

Transformation strategy


  • What did you do to transform your business? What were the key 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? Please include some testimonials.



  • 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 work.

Interested in becoming a judge yourself, or would you like to nominate someone? Reach out to Shan Ee at shanee@humanresourcesonline.net or +65 6423 0329.


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

Jovin Ong

Jovin Ong

Director, Human Resource

8M Real Estate
Ivan Lim

Ivan Lim

Head of HR

adidas Singapore

Lorraine Chua

Lorraine Chua

Head, Talent and Organisational Development

AIA Singapore

Don Mak

Don Mak

Corporate Director of Human Resources- Asia

Aman Resorts

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Video highlights from our past awards