In the newsletter this month we welcome new President Dean Royles, hear from two new branch vice-
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1. Capsticks award for innovation in HR
A cutting edge, creative initiative within any sphere of HR management that has led to improved practice.
2. Social Partnership Forum award for partnership working between employers and trade unions
This award will be given to an initiative that fully demonstrates the benefits of true partnership working between employers and trade unions, in the provision of health and
social care. Successful entries will need to demonstrate more than mere collaboration or engagement after the project has been developed.
3. Neyber award for excellence in employee engagement
Awarded to an organisation that has significantly improved patient care and has happier, more motivated and more productive workforce through improved staff engagement.
4. Academi Wales award for excellence in organisational development
An OD initiative or project that has significantly benefited the organisation through improved effectiveness or viability.
5. Award for HR Analytics
This category recognises how the analysis of workforce data delivers insight, which generates action, leading to better decision making and better business performance.
6. 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.
7. Mills & Reeve award for most effective use of diversity
Awarded to an organisation that has significantly improved diversity and can demonstrate impact on governance, recruitment and/or promotion.
8. 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, including leadership programmes at all levels. An organisational culture that promotes learning, focuses on talent and performance, uses innovative delivery approaches and encourages openness among employees about their development needs.
9. Award for workforce contribution in health & social care systems
Sponsored by NHS England
This award will recognise those teams and individuals who are leading HR and OD practice at a systems level, specifically in STPs and ICSs. We are seeking projects that realise ambitious plans to improve health and care by integrating services for the benefit of local communities; creating new roles, new ways of working and forging collaborations with partners to create a resilient and flexible workforce.
10. Health Sector Jobs award for best recruitment initiative
This award recognises a well-planned and well-executed recruitment initiative 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. Tell us how your recruitment team has delivered exceptional performance and impact in this most challenging of climates.
11. University of Bradford award for cross-sector working
Increasingly solutions are not developed or delivered by one sector alone whether public SME, or private, or a combination, but require cross-sector collaboration or there is a solution developed by one sector which is then utilised and implemented in another. This award is for a project, product or service across sectors that, has had a measurable impact and delivered real outcomes for health service clients or customers.
12. Welsh Government award for smarter working
This 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. It could be use of technology, a change in workforce strategy or the development of new models of care. We’re searching for highly transferrable initiatives that address the need in every healthcare HR team across the UK to improve efficiency and reduce costs.
13. 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.
14. Deputy HR director of the year
Sponsored by NHS Improvement and NHS England
Awarded to 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.
15. HR director of the year
Sponsored by Liaison
A UK healthcare HR director demonstrating excellent leadership and an outstanding contribution to the HR profession over the past 12 months.
16. HR team of the year
Sponsored by NHS Improvement and NHS England
Awarded to a UK healthcare HR team working together and achieving exceptional things over the past 12 months.
17. 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.