HR Vendors of the Year 2022 | Award categories


1. Best Compensation & Benefits Consultancy
Employees are in control of today’s talent market and it means that compensation, benefits and rewards strategies have been elevated to a much higher priority. Compensation and benefits consultants provide HR professionals with the data they need to build competitive packages that don’t break the business, and also advise on how to structure and communicate remuneration policies – a complicated task which only gets more difficult when rolled out across multiple markets and tax jurisdictions. The winners of this award are the companies that provide the best insights and advice to clients.
2. Best Employee Insurance Provider (NEW*)
Having a good insurance provider not only helps employers reduce impact caused by the employee’s absence or unintentional drop in productivity, but also ensure that employee medical needs will be taken care. The winner of this category demonstrate how their product/service’s help reduce the client’s medical spending and also provide solution and support to the client to maintain the employer’s work force healthy.
3. Best HR Outsourcing Service Provider
An HR outsourcing service provider plays an important role in yielding the essential resource of allocating professional HR assistance without the client having to invest expenses into hiring a full in-house HR team. The best HR outsourcing service provider is one with the capability to supply a comprehensive and customisable service of HR professionals that fit the business needs of its clients seamlessly.
4. Best Payroll Outsourcing Partner
One of the keys to advancing the HR function is the ability of HR professionals to free themselves of administrative HR tasks which enable them to focus on strategic HR management issues. Outsourcing payroll to a reliable third party is a godsend for many companies and the winner of this award is the company that best delivers bottom-line value for its clients as a result of taking on and improving payroll administration.


5. Best All-round Recruitment Agency
In today’s economy, companies are looking for one-stop shops that could provide holistic services that would cater to different size and industry orientation. The winners of this category need to possess extensive experience and overview for successful hires across a multitude of levels and industries and demonstrate the ability to execute positive hiring projects.
6. Best Contract Staffing Solution Agency
Contract roles are gaining popularity among employers as more employees are looking for more flexible arrangements. The winners of this category need to demonstrate the ability to provide cost-effective and efficient contract hiring or solutions to help employers fulfill their talent needs.
7. Best Executive Search Agency (NEW*)
This category recognises the best recruitment firms that specialise in executive and C-suite appointments. The winners of the category possess unparalleled knowledge and an understanding of the mechanisms of executive placement with tangible measures of success such as the quality and quantity of key appointments with big firms.
8. Best Oversea Recruitment Agency
In today’s globalised economy, more companies are planning to expand their businesses to markets outside of their home country, but cultural differences remain a major challenge. The winners of this category need to be equipped with an extensive global talent network and demonstrate the ability to execute cross-border hiring projects and close cultural gaps.
9. Best Recruitment Firm – Banking and Financial Services
Banking and finance is one of the pillar industries of Hong Kong, with a strong demand for talent. The winners of this category need to demonstrate a strong talent network and deep understanding of the talent challenges in the financial sector.
10. Best Recruitment Firm – Technology & Fintech Sector
The technology sector has been the most aggressive sector in recruiting for the past few years. The keen competition for talent in the sector is a well-known fact. The winners of this category are firms with a strong professional network in sourcing the right talent from around the world and have professional knowledge in identifying the right IT professional to match a client’s business needs.
11. Best Recruitment Outsourcing Partner
Having a reliable recruitment partner goes a long way in building a competent workforce for a company. The winners of this category have excellence in providing cost-effective hiring programmes while being able to provide quality candidates with high retention rates.
12. Best Recruitment Solution Provider

Challenging times make the best stand-out further, and the process of recruiting especially in this difficul
period is no exemption. This award recognizes recruitment firms that have demonstrated their value in meeting
and exceeding their client’s recruitment needs.

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13. Best Digital Learning Platform

Keeping track of the required skills for every role, at every level, in every market and monitoring how every employee is progressing through those required skills and making that data available to all stakeholders in real time is beyond the capabilities of the trusty spreadsheet. Thankfully learning management systems have been developed to take on these tasks and the “Best Learning Development System” award will go to the software company which has developed the LMS which best meets employees’ learning & development needs.

14. Best Employee Experience Platform
Employees that work together with genuine team spirit are the employees which perform the best and deliver the most value to their companies. Sometimes team spirit take spark on its own, but most of the time it requires hard work and smart techniques. The winners of this category are the employee experience advocates that are consistently able to transform groups of employees into high-performing teams who work hard for each other, communicate effectively and achieve fantastic results.
15. Best Pandemic Response System (NEW*)
A good HR system can help their clients to better communicate and react to the difficulties of working with their employees remotely, and so to minimise the impact caused by the pandemic. The winner of this category created an innovative solution system that responds and answers that need during the pandemic and help their client streamline their HR infrastructure to cope with the shifts in working situations brought about by Covid-19.
16. Best Payroll Software
Back in the good old days, employees received a cheque at the end of the month, and if they were lucky, a pay slip. How times have changed – salary, commission, bonus, flexible benefits, tax, leave, expenses, time and attendance, plus the need for self-service capabilities, cloud-based accessibility and multiple layers of security have all conspired to make a smart payroll package an essential item for all companies. The winners of this award are the companies which have developed the most intuitive and most valuable payroll system.
17. Best Performance Management System
An effective performance management system plays a critical role in evaluating the productivity and competence levels of employees. This award celebrates the best performance management systems with the most intricately thought-out programmes and activities utilising the latest technologies available in the market to come up with an all-encompassing performance management system for HR professionals and their organisations.