CHAMPION OF CHANGE
The Champion of Change category recognises a C-level non HR executive for his/her contribution to the HR function of his / her organisation. Nominees are required to provide examples of their leadership, strategic thinking and key management decisions.
HR YOUNG LEADER OF THE YEAR
This category recognises a young leader for his or her contribution to HR and outstanding achievements in business or impactful initiatives over the past 12 months.
HR PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
This category recognises an HR leader for his/her exceptional performance in the last 12 months. Criteria for evaluation include aligning the HR function with the organisation’s strategic direction, promoting a people-centric culture, implementation of innovative programs, engagement of employees in CSR activities and a focus on the overall well being of staff.
EXCELLENCE IN INNOVATION
The Excellence in Innovation category recognises an organisation for its outstanding achievements in innovation that contribute to business growth and sustainability, and serve as a leading example and inspiration for other companies in the region.
EXCELLENCE IN TALENT MANAGEMENT
The Excellence in Talent Management award recognises an organisation for its excellence in talent management. Criteria for evaluation include effective employee onboarding, ongoing training and development, coaching and mentoring, assessing and developing leadership capabilities, monitoring performance and designing effective compensation and recognition systems.
BEST NATIONALISATION INITIATIVE
This category rewards an organisation for successfully increasing and retaining the number of nationals through effective implementation of a nationalisation initiative. All organisations except government agencies are eligible for this category.
HR TEAM OF THE YEAR
The HR Team of the Year category recognises an HR team that truly functioned as a business enabler within their organisation. Judges will look at the team’s strategy, planning and implementation, relationships with other functions, results achieved and how they were measured.
EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR
The Employer of the Year category recognises an organisation for its commitment to supporting employees at all levels through talent retention, employee engagement, employer branding and targeting learning and development programs.