Employee Experience Awards 2022



Gala Dinner: 9 May 2024
Venue: Shangri-La Singapore
Address: 22 Orange Grove Rd, Singapore 258350
Dress Code: Vintage Glamour*
*Calls for timeless elegance inspired by mid-20th century fashion. Attendees are encouraged to don sophisticated ensembles reminiscent of Hollywood’s golden era, with women opting for glamorous gowns featuring classic silhouettes, intricate detailing, and statement accessories, while men embrace tailored suits, bow ties, and polished footwear for a dapper nod to vintage style. The color palette leans towards classic hues, and hair and makeup choices reflect the refined aesthetics of iconic eras.

Elevating Employee Experience: Celebrating Excellence

Welcome to the Employee Experience Awards, returning for its fourth year to honour organisations that have truly mastered the art of prioritising the employee experience. In a world where retaining top talent and nurturing a thriving workforce is paramount, EXA shines a spotlight on the trailblazers who have harnessed the power of employee-centric strategies to drive value and maintain a competitive edge.

In the wake of the pandemic’s far-reaching impact on work dynamics, employees everywhere have grappled with unprecedented challenges, facing uncertainties that ripple across social, economic, and professional spheres. This is why we are thrilled to reintroduce the Employee Experience Awards, to recognise employers who have risen to the occasion, taking tangible steps to reinvigorate the employee experience.

A victory at the Employee Experience Awards is more than just an accolade. It’s a testament from the industry that your organisation stands at the forefront, actively listening to, engaging with, and supporting your most invaluable asset: your people.


Position Your Impact

This is your golden opportunity to showcase the dedication and innovation that have transformed your workplace into a haven for employees.

This year, we proudly present 4 EX pillars, comprising a total of 41 categories open for submissions. These categories align with Leadership, Learning, Engagement, and Talent Acquisition, recognising exceptional accomplishments that have redefined leadership development, pioneered integrated learning, and propelled employee engagement.

Now is the moment to bask in the acknowledgment of your endeavors and revel in the recognition of your peers. We extend our warmest wishes for your submission’s success!

Good luck! Stay connected with us on social media as the awards journey unfolds.

What’s new in 2024?

Best Employee Engagement Initiative

Best Employee Feedback and Listening Strategy

Best Workforce Innovation

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.

2024 Panel of Judges

Anish Lalchandani

Anish Lalchandani

Global Head of Talent Management

A.P. Moller Maersk
Ozge Yurtsever

Ozge Yurtsever

Director, Strategic HR Business Partner

Astellas Pharma
Kangan Arora

Kangan Arora

Head of People, APAC GWS Enterprise

Jaime L. Rosario

Jaime L. Rosario

Head of Human Resource

Victoria	Herrero

Victoria Herrero

SVP HR Asia & Global Travel Retail

Jayesh Menon

Jayesh Menon

Global Vice President HR - Micro Electronics Business

Danaher Corporation (PALL)
Jernet Tan

Jernet Tan

Director, HRBP

DHL Express (S)
Chris Mead

Chris Mead

Talent Acquisition Leader – APAC & EMEA

Amanda Lam

Amanda Lam

Vice President, People Partner – Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand

Eunice Kong

Eunice Kong

Vice President, Human Resources Asia Pacific South

Evonik SEA
Jenni Lim

Jenni Lim

Vice President, Human Resources/General Administration

Golden Agri International
Rashi Kalucha

Rashi Kalucha

Chief People Officer

GroupM Nexus APAC
Linda Lim

Linda Lim


HOYA Electronics
Ray	Chua

Ray Chua

Senior Director, Human Resources (SEA, Hong Kong & Shenzhen)

KLA Corporation
Annie Lim

Annie Lim

Senior Director (Head of HR)

Lonza Biologics
Maybelline Ang

Maybelline Ang

Director, People Experience & Corporate Communications

Neoasia Group
Jin Hwui Lee

Jin Hwui Lee

Regional HR Director

Paradise Group Holdings
Gagan Bhargava

Gagan Bhargava

VP, People Insights and Data Excellence

Schneider Electric
Edwin Seah

Edwin Seah

HR Transformation Project Director

Jeethu Syriac

Jeethu Syriac

Head - Human Resources

St. Luke's Hospital
Cyl	Lin

Cyl Lin

HR Director, Singapore & HRBP, MDC & Analytics APJ

Tech Data, A TD SYNNEX Company
Jonathan Ng

Jonathan Ng

Vice President, Organizational Development & Talent Management

Tuan Sing Holdings
Zhi Jia Tan

Zhi Jia Tan

HR Director, South Asia Pacific

Under Armour
Kevin Chua

Kevin Chua

Chief Human Resources Officer

United World College South East Asia

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