HR Brilliance Award Categories

Brilliance in Recruitment & Retention
Judges will be looking for evidence of innovation and bottom line contribution through enhanced recruitment and improved retention. Entries could range from one- off projects in key areas through to the implementation of new policies covering all resourcing activities. Entries should be presented in the form of a business case study supported by relevant metrics.

Judging Criteria:

○ Any Innovative Recruiting Strategies? Evidence of positive impact on Successful Recruitment rates and on business, in general (proven and future impact permitted)
○ Evidence of improved employee motivation
○ Evidence of high-quality, flexible provision, responsive to employer and employee needs
○ Evidence of positive impact on business (proven and future impact permitted)
○ Employee Retention Rate
○ Provide any relevant links to campaign images/videos

HR Team of the Year

Judges will be looking for evidence of a Team Effort and bottom line contribution through enhanced partnerships with the wider business functions. This award recognises the HR team who have excelled within their function and across the organisation. Entries should be presented in the form of a business case study supported by relevant metrics.

Judging Criteria:

Professionalism: Consistently meeting or exceeding challenging objectives and demonstrating a quality approach through personal values and working practices.

Innovation: Used innovative approaches, working practices or technologies to enhance their organisation.

Team Effort/ Role model: Provided an example to peers or colleagues; has impacted or inspired other business leaders.

Measurable success: Has delivered quantifiable benefits to their organisation through involvement with HR initiatives in the past year and can demonstrate personal development to enhance their ability to succeed in future.

Brilliance in Innovative Use of Technology

Judges will be looking for organizations that have used technology to move HR forward. It could be via the application of HR software and analytic systems, online recruitment or an e-learning programme. The highest marks will go to those who demonstrate an innovative approach that ties to corporate strategy. Entrants must provide evidence of the return on investment.

Vision and Values:
○ Clarity of objectives
○ Campaign strategy
○ Creativity
○ Campaign execution
○ Use of budget and ○ Return on investment
○ What does your organisation do to clearly communicate its vision and values to all employees in a way that helps to drive their behaviours and actions? ○ How do you encourage your employees to live the organisation’s values on a daily basis?
○ What do you do if a core value is not adhered to by a manager or employee?

HR Director of the Year

The HR Director of the Year award recognises the individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership at the executive level. Our jury is looking for the HR Director who has led a team in the:
• Successful implementation of a people strategy that directly contributes to the achievement of organisational objectives
• Clear and successful articulation of a compelling, unique and relevant employee value proposition (EVP)
• Effective implementation of bold, visionary, innovative people strategies
• Creation of an executive culture in which people issues are at the heart of every important business decision

Professionalism: Consistently meeting or exceeding challenging objectives and demonstrating a quality approach through personal values and working practices.

Innovation: Used innovative approaches, working practices or technologies to enhance their organisation.

Role model: Provided an example to peers or colleagues; has impacted or inspired other business leaders.

Measurable success: Has delivered quantifiable benefits to their organisation through involvement with HR initiatives in the past year and can demonstrate personal development to enhance their ability to succeed in future.

Brilliance in Employee Engagement

This award honours an organisation for specifically focusing on engaging employees through fostering a corporate culture, empowering Leadership, transparency, recognition and team building. Judges will be looking for a well-thought out strategy linking employee engagement to the heart of the business. This can include motivation programmes that have made a significant difference to an organisation’s performance. Entrants should provide details of the strategy itself, and demonstrate how it measures improvements in engagement and detail the business outputs.

Vision and Values:
○ Clarity of objectives
○ Campaign strategy
○ Creativity ○ Campaign execution
○ Use of budget and ○ Return on investment
○ What does your organisation do to clearly communicate its vision and values to all employees in a way that helps to drive their behaviours and actions?
○ How do you encourage your employees to live the organisation’s values on a daily basis?
○ What do you do if a core value is not adhered to by a manager or employee?

Business Leader of the Year

Judges will be looking for individuals who can demonstrate outstanding enterprise, innovation and entrepreneurial flair. A business leader with exceptional vision and leadership, with a strong financial track record.

Innovative Team of the Year 

There is no ‘I’ in team Teams entering this category deliver excellent team work and added value. Through their remarkable determination, dedication and coordination they successfully use their varied skills and knowledge for the benefit of the business. If your team has produced excellent results, you deserve recognition.

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