Employer of Choice Award

(Multiple Winners)

The key attributes of the Employer of Choice Award outline the characteristics of well-managed, highperforming, 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, Work-Life Balance……….

Professional Awards

Employee Engagement Award (1 winner)

This award aims to attract entries from high-performing organizations that are unlocking discretionary effort from staff through effective employee engagement. Judges will look for evidence of respected leadership, high levels of communication, and a strong sense of community that centres on shared values, including measurement data such as employee opinion survey results and turnover rates, to prove the success of strategy and implementation.

Learning & Development Award (1 winner)

This award looks for learning and development interventions that have significantly benefited the organization, particularly if the professionals involved have developed new approaches. Judges will want to see the well-designed, innovative and welldelivered programme, with evidence of improved performance and gains in employee skills and capabilities. Entries should show how training has boosted motivation and helped focus staff on key organizational objectives.

Next Generation Development Award (1 winner)

This award recognizes an organization that has implemented an innovative initiative that increases staff employment and development opportunities for graduates and young employees. Successful entries should demonstrate how their graduate attraction and selection process recruits the most suitable employees; how their young employees learn and develop through focused training and placements; and how these programmes have benefited the organization.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award (1 winner)

This award identifies organization with the best innovative and most impactful Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practice. Entries should demonstrate the role of HR has played in the strategy and execution of CSR initiatives. They should demonstrate how CSR makes a difference to employees and the business through measurable results. Judges will be looking for an organization that has embedded CSR strategy throughout the organization and demonstrate its business benefits.

Innovative Recruitment Strategy Award (1 winner)

This award recognizes effective and innovative approaches to the targeting, selection and recruitment of talent at all levels. 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.

Innovative Technology Deployment Award (1 winner)

This award recognizes an organization that is using the latest HR-specific technology to greatest effect, making it a responsive and effective HR operations. The judges will look for outstanding case of employing technology to improve the HR efficiency. Entries should outline the Innovation in the types of technology used, alignment of the use of the technology with the organization’s broader goals and efficiencies gained from use of technology.

Workplace Culture Change Award (1 winner)

Entries of this Award should demonstrate that the organization has undertaken a successful change programme, 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 should explain how the programme was successful and its benefits to the business.

Leadership Development Award (1 winner)

This award recognizes organizations that has adopted a proactive approach to leadership development and succession planning. Judges will look for imaginative initiatives which review by HR team and working in conjunction with others in the business. Entries should describe the organization’s unique business practices with respect to develop leadership capability, and explain what action has been taken to identify and nurture key employees in leadership and how this has benefited the organization.

Work-Life Balance Award (1 winner)

This award recognises the programme which help employees achieve a healthy work-life balance. The programme strives to increase employee satisfaction, and subsequently, productivity and performance. Entries should provide an overview of the strategies and evidence to demonstrate the success of the implementation, and demonstrate the unique role of HR in helping companies and employees work together to accomplish a reasonable work-life balance.

Diversity and Inclusion Award (1 winner)

This Award recognizes an organization with well-rounded HR strategies which foster a diverse work environment and aim at integrating each individual into the company. Entries are required to indicate the rationales and practices that demonstrate why the D&I strategy was implemented and how it is linked to broader business strategy.

Employee Communication Award (1 winner)

This award celebrates an organization that has demonstrated the most unique, compelling and practical internal or external HR communication strategy. Entries should clearly show that how was the strategy deployed and through what means, as well as how it has strengthened the organization with the evidence of success.

Retention Strategy Award (1 winner)

This award acknowledges an organization that has developed outstanding strategies and practices to improve the workforce stability and productivity effectively. Entries should provide an overview of the strategies and evidence to demonstrate the success of the implementation, such as the impact on employee productivity & retention, staff turnover rate and return on investment.

Corporate Sustainability Award (1 winner)

Entrant should demonstrate the corporate strategy and HR initiatives 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 HR efforts and contributions in the any of the four following assessment categories: Workplace Quality, Environmental Protection, Operation Practice and Community Involvement.

Health and Wellbeing Award (1 winner)

Health and wellbeing are essential elements to increase employee performance, productivity, job satisfaction and engagement within the work environment. This award goes to the organisation which could clearly show that how were the policies and practices deployed and leaded to healthy employees with a high state of wellbeing.

Employer Brand Management Award (1 winner)

Employer brand management describes the reality of the employment experience and not simply its presentation. By doing so it supports both external recruitment of the right kind of talent sought by an organisation to achieve its goals, and the subsequent desire for effective employee engagement and retention. This award recognises the HR teams which create a strong employer brand and effectively leverage that brand to add value to the organisation.

Appreciation Culture Award

Appreciation Culture Award (6 winners)

This award recognizes the organizations that value employees not only on their doings (performance and contribution), but also equally, if not more, on their beings (inner values and strengths).

Entries of this Award will need to exhibit how such culture is strategically nurtured in the following key areas: People (from mindset to behaviors), Platform (channels for internal / external appreciation collection), Process (how appreciations are being managed) and Promotion (how to spread such culture across).

Regional Award

Asia Pacific Outstanding Employer Award (5 winners)

This award recognizes leading organizations with regional and 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 for work for.

Organizations that are currently operating a business in 2 countries within Asia Pacific region are eligible to enter.

HR Service Award

Outstanding HR Service Provider Award (5 winners)

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.