Award categories

1. BEST AI RECRUITMENT SOFTWARE
Recognises organisations that have developed game-changing AI-enabled software designed to simplify and mainstream the process of recruitment and hiring to hire the top talent.
2. BEST APPLICANT TRACKING SOFTWARE
Judges are on the lookout for a holistic and comprehensive ATS package that saves both time and effort while unlocking value for its customers. Winners have an inclusive and well-rounded process that helps narrow the best-suited applicant fit for the role.
3. BEST ATTENDANCE AUTOMATION SYSTEM
Recognises the best automated TNA systems that help employers manage time in and out, reporting and compliance. Biometric systems and cloud based systems are welcome. Judges will be looking for effectiveness, ease-of-use, and compatibility with other reporting processes like payroll and leave applications.
4. BEST CORPORATE HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
This category recognises solution providers who treat employees with all sorts of ailments, thus, helping to reduce company costs arising from high employee absenteeism due to poor health.
5. BEST CORPORATE WELLNESS PROVIDER
Winners in this category are companies that do an affirmative job in keeping their clients’ workforces healthy through their products and services.
6. BEST DIGITAL LEARNING PROVIDER
Organisations that offer a way of knowledge sharing, performance enhancement and better stakeholder management through e-learning and mobile multi-platforms that are meaningful, memorable, and motivational custom learning solutions, tailored to engage and provide flexible learning on-the-go will win in this category.
7. BEST EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT CONSULTANCY
This award recognises solution providers for their exceptional efforts in creating an engaged workforce by aligning their goals to that of a client’s organisation.
8. BEST EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT SOFTWARE
Recognises the best software designed to drive employee engagement and performance by facilitating an impactful and meaningful work culture.
9. BEST EMPLOYEE INSURANCE PROVIDER
Entries that explain how their product/service help reduce spend on doctors and hospitals while curbing the cost of absenteeism and low productivity by more than the cost of prevention in keeping its clients’ workforces healthy while win.
10. BEST EMPLOYER OF RECORD SERVICE PROVIDER
This category recognises organisations that offer employment to employees on behalf of the client. Judges will be looking at how the EOR helped take care of the employees’ HR matters including but not limited to insurance, payroll, and work visa matters.
11. BEST EVENT SOLUTION PROVIDER
This award recognizes organisations that offer innovative and creative events solutions for HR professionals to assist in the enhancement and improvement of employee well-being will win in this category.
12. BEST EXECUTIVE SEARCH FIRM
This category recognises Executive Search Firms that partner with clients to assess and acquire talent for senior-level and executive jobs.
13. BEST HR MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (Enterprise)
Recognises the best all-encompassing end-to-end HR management systems designed for large organastions with 1000 employees or more.
14. BEST HR MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (SMB)
Recognises the best all-encompassing end-to-end HR management systems designed for small to medium businesses with 100-999 employees.  
15. BEST HR OUTSOURCING PARTNER
This category honours organisations with the capability to supply a comprehensive and customisable service of HR professionals that fits the business needs of their clients seamlessly.
16. BEST INNOVATION FOR HR
Recognises the best innovations that were developed and / or applied during the eligibility period. The innovation can be anything from emerging tech to a breakthrough in work practices, culture or employee engagement. From trialing a 4-day work week to innovative ICT implementation, nothing is out of bounds. Judges will be looking for results against desired outcomes and objectives.
17. BEST LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANCY
The winners of this award will be the consultancies which best help their clients consistently develop the next generation of leaders.
18. BEST MANAGEMENT TRAINING PROVIDER
Judges are on the look out for providers who holistically train, groom and engage managers to build essential capabilities and skill sets needed to effectively run teams.
19. BEST MID-MANAGEMENT RECRUITMENT FIRM
This category is dedicated to recruitment firms that scour the landscape to find mid-level talent for their clients, be in the form of specialised individual contributors, team leaders, or managers.
20. BEST MOBILITY & ORIENTATION CONSULTANCY
The best mobility and orientation consultants prepare the relocated manager for changes in culture before the move, take care of the immigration administration, work out tax issues, provide advice on banking and other legal and statutory requirements and get the expat executive into the office with minimal business disruption.
21. BEST NEW RECRUITMENT FIRM
This award goes to the best new recruitment firms that have been in the business for not more than five years but have managed to deliver exemplary value and quantifiable results that have continuously impressed their prospective and existing clients.
22. BEST PAYROLL OUTSOURCING PARTNER
Winners of this category are organisations that deliver bottom-line value for their clients through payroll outsourcing which allows HR to focus on management and strategic issues.
23. BEST PAYROLL SOFTWARE
The winners are organisations that have developed the most intuitive and valuable payroll systems that meet the needs of their clients.
24. BEST PSYCHOMETRIC TESTING PROVIDER
Companies that successfully provide insights into a candidate’s personality and future behaviour on a consistent basis will take home this award.
25. BEST RECRUITMENT PORTAL
The winners of this award are the career sites which tick the most boxes on the HR professional’s wish list – active candidates, design, user experience, quality of candidates, response, price, etc.
26. BEST RECRUITMENT PROCESS OUTSOURCING PARTNER
Organisations which clearly take the administrative recruitment work off their clients’ while performing the required job at top quality will win this category.
27. BEST RESPONSE TO COVID-19
If you’re proud of how your business pivoted to provide support and solutions to problems directly related to the impact of the global pandemic, this category is for you. Judges will be looking at the impact and results of business decisions designed to help clients get through challenging times.
28. BEST SALES TRAINING PROVIDER
This category honours sales training providers that deliver exceptional training, creating a highly productive sales culture focusing on critical selling skills such as negotiation and emotional intelligence to drive a higher profit margin and sales acceleration.
29. BEST SERVICED APARTMENT / CORPORATE STAY PROVIDER
This category recognises serviced apartments, corporate stay organisers, or hotel operators that provide self-contained, short or long term living arrangements with facilities such as kitchenettes/kitchens, television sets, Wi Fi internet access, as well as support services such as concierge, housekeeping, 24hr security and/or laundry, amongst others.
30. BEST STAFFING FIRM
This category honors recruitment firms that best supply their clients with high caliber entry-level, clerical and junior talent in temporary and permanent positions across industries.
31. BEST TEAM BUILDING PROVIDER
This category recognisesorganisations that transform groups of employees into high performing teams who work hard for each other, communicate effectively and achieve fantastic results.
32. BEST VIRTUAL EVENT SOLUTION
This award recognises the best webhosting platforms / virtual event solutions that are ideal options for the needs of HR departments. Entrants should demonstrate how their systems offer HR the security, mobility, reportability, and analytics they require, as well as features that are conducive to business oriented sessions, trainings, learning and development programmes, corporate announcements, investor summits, etc.
33. LEADER OF THE YEAR *NEW*
This award recognises the most effective and capable stewards of HR partner and solution provider outfits. Entrants can nominate themselves or be nominated. Details on the criteria for this category is in the VOTY guidelines.
34. LOCAL HERO *NEW*

This award is for businesses founded in Malaysia who are currently independent (I.e. no parent company, no public shareholders, not part of an international network (unless the network is also comprised of fully independent organisations). Open to any type of HR partner, vendor or solution provider. Details in the VOTY guidelines.