Personnel Today Awards 2018 - Enter Now

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Personnel Today Awards 2018 - Enter Now

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When you enter you will then be required to register, on doing so, you will receive an email, please click the link to confirm.
You will then be able to complete your entry.
Return at any point using your login credentials to manage your account and modify your entry until to closing date.
To enter the awards please complete an entry form and submit any relevant supporting materials.
Read the description and criteria of the category you wish to enter carefully – entries that do not comply might be marked down or rejected.
You may enter as many categories as you wish, although make sure your entries are relevant to each category's criteria.
Entries are charged at £195 + VAT per entry.
Entries that have not been paid for by 30 June 2018 when judging commences will be disqualified. 
Deadline for entries: 8 June 2018
Apprenticeship Employer of the Year
With the introduction of the apprenticeship levy, this category recognises those employers that are excelling in recruiting and training apprentices to the benefit of the organisation. Entries should demonstrate how their organisation’s apprenticeship scheme/s are attracting talent that may have otherwise gone untapped and that the training is fulfilling a clear business need. It should show the commitment the employer gives to their apprentices, and the benefits the apprenticeship programme bring. You should be able to show that apprentices are fully integrated into the business with clear development goals; you should demonstrate that managers and apprentices are appreciating the apprenticeship; and that achievements are at the highest levels.
Entries open to HR and L&D teams within an organisation and suppliers working with them
£ 195.00 +VAT (20%)
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Diversity & Inclusion – Private Sector Award
This award is about demonstrating the value and business benefits of a diverse and inclusive workforce and the measures taken to achieve it. Judges will expect to see initiatives that have delivered positive results in terms of equality, staff engagement, recruitment and retention. For example, a positive action campaign that encouraged applications from under-represented groups, a flexible working scheme targeting new mums, or a strategy to improve inequalities. Voluntary sector organisations should enter the public sector D&I category. 
Entries open to HR teams within an organisation and suppliers working with them
£ 195.00 +VAT (20%)
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Diversity & Inclusion – Public Sector Award
This award is about demonstrating the value and business benefits of a diverse and inclusive workforce and the measures taken to achieve it. Judges will expect to see initiatives that have delivered positive results in terms of equality, staff engagement, recruitment and retention. For example, a positive action campaign that encouraged applications from under-represented groups, a flexible working scheme targeting new mums, or a strategy to improve inequalities. This category is also open to voluntary sector organisations. 
Entries open to HR teams within an organisation and suppliers working with them
£ 195.00 +VAT (20%)
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Employee Benefits Award
Entrants into this category will demonstrate how they use employee benefits in a strategic way, aligned to their organisational objectives. They will show how their benefits mix relates to specific market and competitive pressures, how they maximise staff appreciation of the package and how they measure its impact. Judges will be looking for entries demonstrating innovation, ROI, flexibility, clear communications and evidence that reward is making a positive difference to organisation performance.
Entries open to HR teams within an organisation and suppliers working with them
£ 195.00 +VAT (20%)
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Employee Engagement Award
This award aims to attract entries from high-performing organisations that are unlocking discretionary effort from staff through effective employee engagement. Judges will be looking for evidence of respected leadership, exceptional levels of communication and a strong sense of community that centres on shared values. Include measurement data, (e.g. Employee opinion survey results, staff turnover rates, absence levels) to prove the value of your organisation’s high levels of staff motivation.
Entries open to HR teams within an organisation and suppliers working with them
£ 195.00 +VAT (20%)
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Employment Law Firm of the Year
This award recognises the important work that employment law teams can do for their HR clients. Judges will be looking for examples of performance and innovative thinking and details of how client service sets the firm apart from others. Entries could include testimonials from HR clients about the law firm’s work and the firm’s ability to deliver value for money. Judges will also consider proactive advice provided for clients as well as its ability to handle live disputes.
Entries open to Law firms with a specialist employment team.
£ 195.00 +VAT (20%)
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Employer Branding Award
Successful employers of choice work hard at creating an identity for themselves as accessible, flexible organisations. This award recognises employers that have made a major effort in this area. The judges will look for a clear explanation of how the employer brand was created and is being maintained. Evidence should be provided of the benefits it has brought to the organisation, such as its impact on recruitment, retention and employee engagement levels.
Entries open to HR teams within an organisation and suppliers working with them
£ 195.00 +VAT (20%)
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Excellence in HR through Technology Award
This award recognises the effective use of technology by HR teams to bring about business benefits. Entries should explain what changes have been implemented, why they were necessary and how technology facilitated it. This could be the introduction or improvement of a HR software system. Or it could involve innovative use of technology to boost your employer brand, run a recruitment campaign, deliver a learning and development programme or improve communications within the organisation.
Entries open to HR teams within an organisation and suppliers working with them
£ 195.00 +VAT (20%)
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Excellence in Learning & Development Award
This award looks for learning and development interventions that have significantly benefited the organisation, particularly if the professionals involved have developed new approaches. The judges will want to see evidence of improved performance and gains in employee skills and capabilities. Entrants should show how training has boosted motivation and helped focus staff on key organisational objectives. The judges will look for well-designed, innovative and well-delivered learning and development programmes.
Entries open to HR teams within and suppliers working with an organisation 
£ 195.00 +VAT (20%)
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Graduate Scheme of the Year
This award recognises employers who optimise their graduate recruitment programmes to attract and nurture the very best talent in the most innovative and effective way. Successful entrants will be able to demonstrate: how their graduate attraction and selection process recruits the most suitable employees; how their graduates learn and develop through focused training and placements; and how these programmes have benefited the organisation. Include testimonials from graduates and line managers and provide metrics on the success of your graduate scheme.
Entries open to HR teams within an organisation and suppliers working with them
£ 195.00 +VAT (20%)
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Health and Wellbeing Award
This award is for organisations who can demonstrate how specific employee health, fitness or wellbeing initiatives are making a positive impact on performance. Judges will be looking for evidence of the organisation’s commitment to staff welfare and the benefits enjoyed by both the employees and the organisation. This may be in terms of a positive impact on staff satisfaction, motivation or productivity.
Entries open to HR teams within an organisation and suppliers working with them
£ 195.00 +VAT (20%)
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HR Consultancy of the year
This category recognises the achievements of HR consultants and consultancies. Entries are welcome from consultancies that can demonstrate a positive and measurable impact on projects they have collaborated on with their clients. Generalist or specialist consulting work will be considered by the judges ranging from broad HR projects to specific work around, for example diversity, employee relations or L&D. Up to three projects can be cited in an entry which should demonstrate measurable impact of a consultancy’s collaboration. Judges are expecting testimonials from clients and explanation of how the consultancy excels.
Entries open to HR consultancies.
£ 195.00 +VAT (20%)
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HR Director of the Year
This coveted award is for an individual HR or OD director who can demonstrate outstanding leadership. Entries should explain the contribution the HR director has made both to their own team and to the organisation as a whole. Candidates must demonstrate that they have developed an effective HR team and present evidence of their contribution to the business. Past winners have submitted testimonials from across the organisation and their customers to back up their entries.
Entries open to HR individuals at director level
£ 195.00 +VAT (20%)
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HR Impact Award
This award recognises a HR professional or team that has added value to their organisation through an innovative, clever or determined solution. The winning intervention should show HR at its most creative and flexible. Entries should provide evidence of speed of reaction, innovative thinking, clear communication, an understanding of the business drivers, and measurement of the benefits. Entrants could include testimonials from people who have benefited from the intervention.
Entries open to HR teams within an organisation and suppliers working with them
£ 195.00 +VAT (20%)
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HR Supplier Partnership Award
This category only opens for entries after the main entry deadline as it is open exclusively to organisations nominated by the other Awards entrants. It recognises the achievement of suppliers of products and services and entrants will have to demonstrate how their products and services benefit their clients.
HR suppliers should encourage their clients to enter the main award categories, or enter on behalf of their clients (with permission), to enable eligibility in this category.
Judges will take into account the number of nominations a supplier receives from other Awards entrants but the focus is on how a supplier can demonstrate how it has collaborated with a client to deliver products and services with maximum impact.
Invitation only: HR and L&D suppliers to be invited in late June.
£ 195.00 +VAT (20%)
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HR Team of the Year
This award is aimed at HR teams that can demonstrate genuine strategic status within their organisations. Entries should explain the business strategy and the contribution of the team to meeting objectives. Judges will look at the team’s own strategy; how this was devised and implemented; the involvement of senior staff; relationships with other functions; and what results have been achieved. Entries should explain how the team identified priorities and how HR has measured the benefits.
Entries open to any HR team (L&D teams have separate category)
£ 195.00 +VAT (20%)
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Innovation in Recruitment Award
This award recognises effective approaches to the targeting, selection and recruitment of talent at all levels from school leavers and graduate to senior positions. The judges will look for successful examples of innovative ways of attracting talent to the organisation. Relevant to this category are new methods of talent attraction and acquisition, including those around social media; and the measuring and assessing capability and performance of candidates.
Entries open to HR teams within an organisation and suppliers working with them
£ 195.00 +VAT (20%)
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L&D Team of the Year
This award recognises Learning and Development teams that can demonstrate that their L&D interventions have benefitted their organisation. Entries should explain the business strategy and the contribution of the team to meeting objectives. Judges will look at the team’s own strategy, how this was devised and implemented, the involvement of senior staff, relationships with other functions and what results have been achieved. They will also assess the levels of innovation and will want to see evidence of improved performance. Entries should explain how the team identified priorities and how L&D has measured the benefits.
Entries open to any L&D team (HR teams have separate category)
£ 195.00 +VAT (20%)
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Managing Change Award
Entrants will need to demonstrate that they have undertaken a successful change programme resulting in clear improvements to the business. Judges will look for examples of HR’s role in managing and embedding change, which might, for example, focus on creating or modifying major structures and processes in the organisation. Entries will need to explain actions taken to ensure the programme was successful, how you worked with others to help overcome any resistance and the benefits to the business. 
Entries open to HR teams within an organisation and suppliers working with them
£ 195.00 +VAT (20%)
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Talent Management Award
This award recognises organisations that have adopted a proactive approach to talent management and succession planning. Entries from employers will demonstrate creativity in order to attract and retain the best. The judges will look for imaginative organisational talent reviews by the HR team working in conjunction with others in the business. Entries should explain what action has been taken to identify and develop key employees and how this has benefited the organisation. 
Entries open to HR teams within an organisation and suppliers working with them
£ 195.00 +VAT (20%)
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Excellence in Public Service HR Award
This award specifically recognises people management programmes that have made a positive and measurable impact in organisations that deliver public services. Judges will be looking for examples where HR has transformed the business to deliver stronger performance; has transformed itself; the innovative use of HR to tackle a specific business challenge; developed the workforce; increased productivity or improved the delivery of public services. Entries should give demonstrable and measurable examples of business impact.
Entries open to HR teams within an organisation and suppliers working with them
£ 195.00 +VAT (20%)


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