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Capsticks award for innovation in HR
A cutting edge, creative initiative within any sphere of HR management that has led to improved practice.
Social Partnership Forum award for partnership working between employers and trade unions
An initiative that demonstrates the benefits of partnership working, between employers and trade unions
Neyber award for excellence in employee engagement
Awarded to an organisation that has significantly improved patient care and happier, more motivated and more productive workforce through improved staff engagement.
Academi Wales Award for Excellence in Organisational Development
An OD initiative or project that has significantly benefited the organisation through improved effectiveness or viability.
Award for best use of Your ESR
Sponsored by NHS ESR Programme
Initiatives that demonstrate how an organisation’s effective use of their Electronic Staff Record system is helping them to support their business objectives and deliver service improvements
Award for HR analytics
This category recognises how the analysis of workforce data delivers insight, which generates action, leading to better decision making and an increase in HR effectiveness.
University of Bradford award for cross-sector working
Increasingly solutions are not developed or delivered by one sector alone whether public or private, but require cross-sector collaboration. This award is for a project, product or service across sectors that, in the last year, has had a measurable impact and delivered real outcomes.
Vivup award for wellbeing
This award recognises organisations who can demonstrate how specific employee health, fitness or wellbeing initiatives are making a positive impact on staff satisfaction, motivation, health or productivity.
Most effective use of diversity
Awarded to an organisation that has significantly improved diversity and can demonstrate impact on governance, recruitment and/or promotion.
Chamberlain Dunn Learning award for education, learning and development initiative
We are looking for entries that demonstrate a strong link between L&D initiatives and key business goals. An organisational culture that promotes learning, focuses on talent and performance, uses innovative delivery approaches and encourages openness among employees about their development needs.
Award for working smarter
This new award is looking for projects, programmes or initiatives that demonstrate how HR teams have worked ‘smarter’, to save money while still improving quality, safety and patient care.
HSJ strategic recruitment award
This award recognises well-planned, well-designed and well-executed work that has helped healthcare organisations to achieve their recruitment goals. Measurable evidence of how the strategy and execution met the brief and its objectives will be required. Any initiatives launched in 2016 are eligible.
Guardian Jobs rising star award
The Rising Star award aims to recognise up-and-coming HR practitioners that are set for a bright future. Entrants can self-nominate or be nominated by a senior manager. Candidates must have worked for a minimum of two years in HR (but not necessarily in current role) and present evidence of their contribution to the business. The entrant should be below the level of deputy HR director or equivalent.
Deputy HR director of the year
A UK healthcare deputy director (or equivalent role) demonstrating an outstanding contribution to their employer, the sector and the HR profession over the last 12 months.
HR director of the year
Sponsored by Liaison
Awarded to a UK healthcare HR Director demonstrating excellent leadership and an outstanding contribution to the HR profession over the past 12 months.
Recruitment team of the year
sponsored by Health Sector Jobs
A UK healthcare employer-led recruitment team working together and achieving exceptional things over the past 12 months.
HR team of the year
sponsored by The Welsh Government
A UK healthcare HR team working together and achieving exceptional things over the past 12 months.
President’s award for outstanding lifetime achievement
Sponsored by DACBeachcroft
Awarded to an individual who has made contributions of outstanding significance to the field of healthcare human resource management.