HR Distinction Awards 2021 | Award categories
1. Excellence in Change Management
This award recognises excellence in an organisation’s ability to plan, execute and manage the transformation process of a business project. Entries should show how HR contributed to all the core redesigned processes that were aligned to the business objective, and strengthened the organisation’s growth. Judges will look for how the transformation projects empowered employees to be receptive to the new vision, and minimised the potential negative impacts.
2. Excellence in Compensation & Benefits
This award recognises an organisation that has applied a practical and innovative compensation and benefits scheme to attract, retain and engage employees. Entries should show how the overall HR strategic plan satisfied its employees while staying in control of the budget. Judges will look for how the C&B strategy aligned with the employee value proposition and met the overall business goals.
3. Excellence in CSR Strategy & Sustainability
This award recognises an organisation that has a comprehensive CSR approach and implementations into its HR planning. Entries should show the significant influence of the employee involvement in the CSR initiatives that are sustainable. Judges will look for the beneficial outcomes of the CSR programme to HR metrics and the business.
4. Excellence in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
This award recognises an organisation that fosters a diverse workforce that provides an equitable and inclusive workplace. Entrants should show how their best diversity, equity and inclusion strategies were embedded within the organisational culture, HR policies, and procedures. Judges will look for action-orientated approaches that ensured a level of transparency and removed of any unfair bias, along with any measurable evidence of the initiatives’ effect on the growth and sustainability of the organisation.
5. Excellence in Employee Development
This award recognises an organisation that has a clear and personalised development plan for individual employees – from training to career development. Entrants should show how HR programmes and policies promoted a clear vision of personal development and encouraged employees and managers to proactively participate in on-the-job trainings and career development that aligned with the business goals. Judges will look for data of how HR strategies and programmes enhanced the personal growth of employees.
6. Excellence in Employee Engagement
This award recognises an organisation that has an effective employee engagement strategy which is aligned with its wider business objectives and benefited the organisation’s growth, engagement, retention, and more. Entries should show specific engagement initiatives that supported employees’ commitment and satisfaction at work. Judges will look for high-level engagement initiatives that increased the productivity of the organisation’s overall performance.
7. Excellence in Employee Wellbeing
This award recognises an organisation that has developed innovative strategies to improve employees’ physical and mental wellbeing, and boosted their productivity at work. Entrants should show how their best employee wellbeing initiatives were put into their HR policies and practices. Judges will look for the positive results and impact from these initiatives on employees’ physical and mental health, business performance and productivity.
8. Excellence in Employer Branding
This award recognises an organisation with a high-value proposition and highly identifiable branding that has created value to the organisation. Entrants should show how a strong branding campaign helped in employee recruitment, retention and engagement, Judges will look for how the campaign promoted the employer brand, growth of the brand and the sustainability of the organisation.
9. Excellence in Graduate Recruitment/Development
This award recognises an organisation that has an outstanding graduate recruitment/development plan. Entrants should show HR strategies that attracted and developed new talent to the profession and supported the core business strategies. Judges will look for the programmes’ effect on supporting workforce planning, individual performance, and business performance.
10. Excellence in HR Digitalisation
This award recognises an organisation that has wholeheartedly embraced the digital revolution with campaigns to speed up HR innovations and improve synergies across teams. Entrants should show HR investment in digitalisation and its impact on enriching the employee experience, and supporting the wider strategy of the organisation. Judges will look for HR digital initiatives that have helped evolve a digital culture and contributed to the bottom line of the organisation.
11. Excellence in HR Strategic Planning
This award recognises an organisation that has driven and implemented excellent strategic planning. Entrants should showcase a successful HR project within the past 12-18 months that relates to strategic planning. Judges will look for HR innovative approaches to successful strategic planning by operation timelines, a clear communication of the vision and execution, and a strong project management that met its business objectives.
12. Excellence in Innovative Business Solution (HR Initiative)
13. Excellence in Innovative Use of HR Tech (HR Technology Strategy)
14. Excellence in Internship Recruitment/Development
15. Excellence in Leadership Development
16. Excellence in Learning & Development
17. Excellence in Organization Development
18. Excellence in Talent Acquisition
19. Excellence in Talent Management
20. Excellence in Workplace Culture
21. Excellence in Adaptable Workspace Environments
This award recognises entries that accommodate the diverse needs of workers of today – a traditional office arranged in a way that’s highly versatile, scalable and mobile. Judges will look for how these initiatives created positive engagements and delivered business objectives.
22. Excellence in Flexible Working Strategy
This award recognises inclusive strategies which go far beyond regulatory guidance to offer flexibility and remote work options, matching the needs of employees and the business function. Judges will look for how these strategies positive affect their staff while accounting for a productive business.
23. Excellence in Overseas Strategy
24. Excellence in Internal Communication
25. HR Team of the Year
This award recognises the HR team which has excelled within its function or across functions. Entrants should show tangible results of initiatives in team morale, employee engagement, teamwork and cohesiveness. Judges will look for the HR team’s strategic approach to all aspects of HR management and its impact on the wider business, and the employees’ experience and satisfaction.
26. Employer of the Year
27. Excellence in Employee Caring
28. Excellence in Crisis Management
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