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HR Achievement Categories

These categories recognize specific achievements - individual, team, or organizational - since the beginning of 2018.

The information requirements for entries in these categories in the 2019 competition include:
a.  An essay of up to 625 words describing the nominated achievement(s).  Describe for the judges the genesis, development, deployment, and results of the achievement(s) to date.

b.  Summarize in up to 10 bullet points (up to 150 words) the chief features and results of the nominated achievement(s).

c.  Add to your entry up to 10 webpage links and up to 10 document uploads to support your case to the judges.  These might be press articles, press releases, videos, work samples, internal or external reviews, or employee feedback, for example. 

B01     Achievement in Benefits Design and Administration       
Recognizing notable single achievements, or a series of achievements, related to benefits design and/or administration since the beginning of 2018.

B02     Achievement in Compensation Design and Administration       
Recognizing notable single achievements, or a series of achievements, related to compensation program design and/or administration since the beginning of 2018.

B03     Achievement in Diversity and Inclusion    
Recognizing notable single achievements, or a series of achievements, related to workplace or workforce diversity and/or inclusion since the beginning of 2018.

B04     Achievement in Employee Engagement    
Recognizing notable single achievements, or a series of achievements, related to employee engagement or motivation since the beginning of 2018.

B05     Achievement in Employee Relations          
Recognizing notable single achievements, or a series of achievements, related to employee relations since the beginning of 2018.

B06     Achievement in HR Technology     
Recognizing notable single achievements, or a series of achievements, related to the design, development, deployment, and/or administration of HR-related systems or technologies since the beginning of 2018.

B07     Achievement in Human Resources Administration         
Recognizing notable single achievements, or a series of achievements, related to the administration of an organization's total HR organization since the beginning of 2018.

B08     Achievement in Internal Communications
Recognizing notable single achievements, or a series of achievements, related to internal communications programs or campaigns since the beginning of 2018.

B09     Achievement in New Employee Onboarding        
Recognizing notable single achievements, or a series of achievements, related to the onboarding, assimilation, and training of new employees since the beginning of 2018.

B10     Achievement in Recruitment          
Recognizing notable single achievements, or a series of achievements, related to an organization's new-employee or executive recruitment efforts since the beginning of 2018.

B11     Achievement in Workforce Development and Learning 
Recognizing notable single achievements, or a series of achievements, related to workforce learning or training since the beginning of 2018.

B12     Achievement in Workplace Design
Recognizing the design of workplaces that promote engagement, productivity, and employee wellbeing.   There is no eligibility timeframe for this category - it doesn't matter when the workplace's current design or configuration was established.

a. for up to 10 employees
b. for up to 100 employees
c. for more than 100 employees - single location
d. for more than 100 employees - multiple locations                    

B13     Achievement in Workplace Health & Wellbeing  
Recognizing notable single achievements, or a series of achievements, related to an organization's efforts to promote and protect workforce health and wellbeing since the beginning of 2018.

B14     Achievement in Workplace Safety & Compliance           
Recognizing notable single achievements, or a series of achievements, related to an organization's programs to promote workforce compliance and workplace safety since the beginning of 2018.

B15     Best CSR Strategy
A new category for 2019. Recognizing organizations that have embedded corporate social responsibility throughout the organization, in particular through its people. Entrants should demonstrate the role HR has played in the strategy and execution of CSR initiatives since the beginning of 2018.

B16     Best Leadership Development Program
A new category for 2019. Recognizing organizations for their leadership development programs and initiatives since the beginning of 2018.

B17     Best Learning & Development Strategy
A new category for 2019. Recognizing organizations' learning and development strategies, developed or deployed since the beginning of 2018, that invest effectively in the development of their people across an entire organisation. Entrants should include details about the business need, what the strategy entails, and how it was communicated to the workforce.

B18     Best Reward & Recognition Strategy
A new category for 2019. Recognizing organizations' for their work since to beginning of 2018 to closely align a benefits, reward and/or recognition strategy to business objectives in order to incentivize and enhance productivity. Examples of initiatives that could be entered in this category include: the introduction of a new approach to benefits, a new employee and team recognition strategy, impressive work around reducing a gender pay gap, or the introduction of a new pay structure that’s achieved strong results in terms of productivity, attraction and/or retention.

B19     Best Talent Management Strategy
A new category for 2019. Recognizing talent management strategies developed or deployed since the beginning of 2018. Entrants should give details of how their organization defines and spots talent, where responsibility for managing talent sits, how they deliver appropriate development opportunities, and how they monitor and measure the success of implementation and outcomes.

B20     Best Use of People Analytics
A new category for 2019. Recognizing organizations for their use of people analytics since the beginning of 2018 to drive the development of business strategy.

B21     Best Youth Employment Strategy
A new category for 2019. Recognizing organizations that have gone above and beyond in creating a youth employment strategy that offers opportunities to young people from a range of backgrounds. Strategies could include apprenticeships, traineeships, graduate schemes, internships, and work experience programs.

B22     Leading Transformation Award
A new category for 2019. This category covers organizations that have completed a successful people-focused business transformation program. Areas that will be assessed include making the business case for change, its communication, implementation, and measurement. Entries can include those where external interim resources have been brought in to achieve a positive outcome and successful merger and acquisition programs.

B23     Most Innovative Deployment of HR Technology
A new category for 2019. Recognizing organisations for their use of technology, since the beginnign of 2018, to move HR forward. It could be via the application of HR software and analytic systems, online recruitment, or an e-learning program.

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