Award Categories

Employer of Choice Award (multiple winners)

The key attributes of the Employer of Choice Award outline the characteristics of well-managed, high-performing, industry leading organizations that provide a stimulating and supportive workplace. Entrant organizations for this category are required to demonstrate their achievements across the key areas of innovative Recruitment and Retention Strategy, Training & Development, Employee Education, Recognition & Remuneration, Organizational Culture, Leadership & Strategy, Employee Health, Safety & Satisfaction and Work-Life Balance.

Professional Awards

Organizations may submit their entries in maximum of 4 categories in Professional Awards and 1 for Regional Award.

  • Employee Engagement Award (1 winner)
    Businesses have to offer and be seen to create an engaging and rewarding working environment. An engaged employee is enthusiastic about his or her work, they are committed, passionate and inspired. Judges will be looking for evidence of respected leadership, exceptional levels of communication, and a strong sense of community that centres on shared values. Include measurement data, (e.g. employee opinion survey results, staff turnover rates, absence levels) to prove the value of your organisation’s high levels of staff motivation.

  • Learning and Development Award (1 winner)
    This award looks for learning and development interventions that have significantly benefited the organisation, particularly if the professionals involved have developed new approaches. The judges will want to see evidence of improved performance and gains in employee skills and capabilities. Entrants should show how training has boosted motivation and helped focus staff on key organisational objectives. The judges will look for well-designed, innovative and well-delivered learning and development programmes by the HR team.

  • Graduate Development Award (1 winner)
    This award recognises employers who optimise their graduate recruitment programmes to attract and nurture the very best talent in the most innovative and effective way. Successful entrants will be able to demonstrate: how their graduate attraction and selection process recruits the most suitable employees; how their graduates learn and develop through focused training and placements; and how these programmes have benefited the organisation. Include testimonials from graduates and line managers and provide metrics on the success of your graduate scheme.

  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award (1 winner)
    This award identifies organization with the best innovative and most impactful CSR practice. Entrants should demonstrate the role HR has played in the strategy and execution of Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives. They should demonstrate how CSR is making a difference to employees and the business through measurable results. Judges will be looking for an organisation that has embedded corporate social responsibility strategy throughout the organization and demonstrate the business benefits of CSR.

  • Corporate Sustainability Award (1 winner)
    Entrant into this category should demonstrate any corporate strategy or imitative that maximizes the value for enterprises, society, consumers and employees as well as integrating social, economic and environmental elements into an enterprise’s strategies of development. The judging will recognize corporations that have put efforts and contributions in the any of the four following assessment categories: Workplace Quality, Environmental Protection, Operation Practice and Community Involvement.

  • Compensation and Benefits Award (1 winner)
    Entrants into this category will demonstrate how they use employee benefits in a strategic way, aligned to their organizational objectives. They will show how their benefits mix relates to specific market and competitive pressures, how they maximize staff appreciation of the package, and how they measure its impact. Judges will be looking for entries demonstrating innovation, ROI, flexibility, clear communications and evidence that reward is making a positive difference to organization performance.

  • Work-life Balance Award (1 winner)
    This award is for organizations who can demonstrate how specific employee health, fitness or wellbeing initiatives are making a positive impact on performance. Judges will be looking for evidence of the organization’s commitment to staff welfare and the benefits enjoyed by both the employees and the organization. This may be in terms of a positive impact on staff satisfaction, motivation, or productivity.

  • Leadership Development Award (1 winner)
    This award recognizes organizations that have adopted a proactive approach to leadership development and succession planning. “Leadership” includes many aspects of the organization’s executive performance. Areas measured include effective coaching, mentoring and listening to employees, commitment to change initiatives, honesty, vision, and earning the confidence of the employees. Entries from employers will describe your organization’s unique business practices with respect to develop leadership capability. The judges will look for imaginative initiatives reviews by the HR team working in conjunction with others in the business. Entries should explain what action has been taken to identify and develop key employees in leadership and how this has benefited the organization.

  • Human Resources Social Media Award (1 winner)
    This award recognizes the effective use of social media by HR teams to bring about business benefits. Entries should explain what changes have been implemented, why they were necessary and how the social media facilitated it. This could involve an range of innovative applications, for example to boost your employer brand, run a recruitment campaign, or improve communications within the organization but to name a few.

  • Innovative Recruitment Strategy Award (1 winner)
    This award recognizes effective and innovative approaches to the targeting, selection and recruitment of talent at all levels from school leavers and graduate to senior positions. The judges will look for successful examples of innovative ways of attracting talent to the organization. Relevant to this category are new methods of talent attraction and acquisition, including those around social media; and the measuring and assessing capability and performance of candidates.

  • Corporate Culture Change Award (1 winner)
    Entrants of this Award will need to demonstrate that they have undertaken a successful change programmed resulting in clear improvements to the business. Judges will look for examples of HR’s role in managing and embedding change, which might, for example, focus on creating or modifying major structures and processes in the organization. Entries will need to explain actions taken to ensure the programmed was successful, how you worked with others to help overcome any resistance and the benefits to the business.

Best HR Service Provider Award (5 winners) NEW

This award recognizes service providers in the HR and Talent Management industry that are able to demonstrate how they have developed and executed in partnership with their clients in HR, talent or learning related programs, processes or initiatives efficiently and with significant business improvements. In any of the following areas; employee wellness, talent management, learning & development, reward management, sustainability or technology innovation for business processes, the judges will look for evidence from a solution service provided with contribution in meeting the client’s current and future challenges with measurable outcome.

Asia Pacific Outstanding Employer Award (5 winners)

Entrants of this Award will need to demonstrate that they have multi-locations presence in Asia Pacific region, which have developed into leading workplaces through practices that demonstrate effective employee recruitment, engagement and retention. In particular the organization, the award looks for a complementary alignment of strong regional HR strategies and agile localized solutions for effective local market employee recruitment and engagement which makes the company a great place to work for.

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