Employee Experience Awards 2022

HR Distinction Awards 2023

HR Vendors of the Year 2023

November 2023, Hong Kong

HR Distinction Awards & HR Vendors of the Year

Key Dates

Celebrate Best HR’s Work in the Industry

Human Resources Online is thrilled to announce the return of the most anticipated events of the year – the  HR Distinction Awards, and HR Vendors of the Year Awards 2023.

The HR Distinction Awards has been designed as a platform for HR teams to showcase their HR strategies and initiatives that have evolved over the years into benchmarking practices across industries. The awards honour best-in-class HR teams and individuals for their spectacular work executed across the entire HR function, bringing together talented HR professionals as a force to champion the way forward.

The HR Vendors of the Year Awards recognises HR service providers who strengthens our HR Distinction Awards by celebrating vendors who specialise in recruitment, training, C&B, coaching, staff management, HR management, corporate culture, corporate wellbeing, leadership, or anything in between. This is the platform for vendors to demonstrate their success through HR initiatives via organisational growth, human capital strategies, and performance-based solutions and implementations.

The awards are open to in-house HR practitioners and their respective companies as well as HR service providers who have made a significant impact despite the challenging conditions of recent times. 

HR Distinction Awards and HR Vendors of the Year Awards are judged by an independent panel that includes experienced and expert HR industry leaders who possess a wide range of knowledge and skills within human resources management and solution to determine the winners.


This year, the HR Distinction Awards offer 23 for categories for industry professionals to enter, recognising teams and individuals who have been resilient in pushing the boundaries of people strategies, and achieving new heights in employee engagement, performance management, and more.

While HR Vendors of the Year Awards consist of 27 categories, providing HR vendors the chance to position themselves as the best in their respective sectors. Whether you specialise in recruitment, training, C&B, coaching, staff management, HR management, corporate culture, corporate wellbeing, leadership, or anything in between, join us to celebrate your achievements in front of your clients, employees, and competitors.


There is no better way to showcase your accomplishments and celebrate all that your HR team has achieved over the past year. This is your chance to gain recognition for your exceptional work and be crowned the “Grand Winner” in your respective category

We wish you all the very best of luck with your submissions!

What’s new in 2023?

HR Distinction Awards:

Excellence in Career Development

Excellence in Crisis Management & Recovery

Excellence in Employee Care & Wellbeing

Excellence in ESG Strategy

Excellence in HR Digital Transformation

Excellence in Mobility Strategy

Excellence in Recruitment Innovation

Excellence in Retention Strategy

Excellence in Talent Acquisition

HR Vendors of the Year Awards:

Best Corporate Insurance

Best HR Legal Consulting Firm

Best Mobility & Orientation Consultancy

Best Outplacement Service

Best Training & Facilitation Skills Provider

Best Global Expansion Recruitment

Best Innovative Recruitment Solution

Best Recruitment Firm – Sales, Marketing & Media

Best Start-up Recruitment

Best AI Recruitment Software

Best Attendance Automation

Best Digital Learning & Development Platform

Best International Workforce Management Platform

Best Newcomer in Recruitment Solution


HumanResources Online prides itself in creating value-add events and awards that reflect on the dynamic HR industry and its peers on delivering high-impact results, creating positive experience and opportunities for those who take part.

By entering the HR Distinction Awards and HR Vendors of the Year Awards, you can:

Demonstrate your credibility as a leader and gain industry-wide recognition for your teams and company

Share and exhibit your best practices, achievements and innovations to our independent and expert judges, with a potential to develop partnerships and collaboration for the future

Receive extensive coverage across HumanResources Online’s web articles and social media, before and after the awards

Celebrate your successes across your company and project teams locally and regionally/globally

Boost your team’s morale, motivation and be reward for an outstanding work

Raise your company’s profile to help attract new and potential business

Entries will close on 2 August 2023 so start your entry today!

Panel of Judges

The HR Distinction Awards and HR Vendors of the Year 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 taken their profession to the next level.

Keep an eye on our page for all updates on the judging panel.
Are you interested in becoming a judge yourself, or would you like to nominate someone? Please contact: Selina Kwok at +852 2695 6606 or selinak@lighthouse-media.com.

Erica Lam

Erica Lam

Head of Human Resources

BSH Home Appliances Group

CY Chan

CY Chan

Chief Talent Officer

EC Healthcare

Alia Bei

Alia Bei

Director, Regional People


Victoria Ip

Victoria Ip

Assistant General Manager, Human Resources


Sari Suono-Rasehorn

Sari Suono-Rasehorn

Chief People & Culture Officer

ISS Hong Kong

Aida Castilho

Aida Castilho

Head of Human Resources & Administration

Kadoorie Estates

Dr. San Lee

Dr. San Lee

General Manager, Talent Acquisition

Kum Shing Group

Stephanie Cheung

Stephanie Cheung

Head, People & Operations

Lee Kum Kee Family Investment Group

Sharlene Song

Sharlene Song

Senior Director - Human Resources


Joan Cuevas

Joan Cuevas

Head of People & Culture, Asia East Cluster

Philip Morris International

Paul van Rotterdam

Paul van Rotterdam

Head of Learning and Development

Pirata Group

Janet Man

Janet Man

Senior Director, Talent Management & Development

PVH Asia Pacific

Tras Wong

Tras Wong

Head of HR, HKTW


Nicholas Pang

Nicholas Pang

Vice President, Human Resources

Shangri-La Group

Dave Pearce

Dave Pearce

General Manager - Talent Acquisition

The Caravel Group

Yen Ngai

Yen Ngai

Human Resources Director, Supply Chain Asia

Tory Burch

Fay Peng

Fay Peng

Head of Learning and Development, Asia

Toys"R"Us Asia

Video highlights from our past awards