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Process

Early-bird Period
Until 12 June 2019


Submission of Entry Form
Until 10 July 2019


Submission of Project Summary
Until 14 August 2019 (6pm)

STAGE 1

Interested organisations / individuals will need to complete the Entry Form and Project Summary. The Project Summary that can be written in English / Chinese with a word limit of 2,500 will be used to identify candidates for the First Interview. Project Summary should be clear and comprehensible to readers both inside and outside your field.

First Interview
10-13 December 2019

STAGE 2

Shortlisted candidates will give a 15-minute presentation in English / Putonghua / Cantonese, to be followed by a 10-minute Q&A session by the Organising Committee. Each invited candidate may send a maximum of three representatives to attend the interview.

Final Interview
19-20 February 2020

STAGE 3

Finalists will be invited to give a 10-minute presentation in English / Putonghua / Cantonese, to be followed by a 5-minute Q&A session by the judging panel. The judging panel will select the awardees.

STAGE 4

Awards Presentation Ceremony
May / June 2020

Results of the HKIHRM HR Excellence Awards 2019/20 will be announced.

 
Award Categories

The following awards will be granted to outstanding programmes in " Organisational Category", "HR Service Provider Category", "SME Category" and " NGO Category" by the Panel Judges

  • Excellence Award

  • Elite Award

  • Merit Award

Organisational Category

Business Partner Award

This award recognises HR teams for their efforts and achievements attained in partnering with business leaders and other key stakeholders of the organisation that have the highest impact on business unit talent and business outcomes. Entries should include specific initiatives, projects or programmes which demonstrate ways to secure management buy-in and the team's collaborative approach to people management, work practices, applying technologies / talent solutions and building organisational capabilities to enhance business success.

 

Change Management Award

CSR & Sustainability Award

This award recognises excellence in an organisation's ability to set a compelling vision and plan, implement and manage changes in the people aspect of a major organisational programme. Entries should demonstrate HR’s contribution through all the stages of the change process and how the change programme brings positive impacts to employees and organisation performance and / or clearly minimises potential negative impacts.

This award recognises an organisation with remarkable efforts and achievements in planning and incorporating a comprehensive CSR approach and sustainability initiatives into its overall HR strategy. Entries should demonstrate positive influence on staff and quantifiable beneficial outcomes to its business, the community and / or the environment.

Diversity & Inclusion Award

This award recognises an organisation that supports diversity and inclusion initiatives at the heart of its business and realises such values through active practices. Entries should demonstrate best practices in diversity and inclusion being put in place in their HR policies, practices and procedures with regular reviews to tackle and remove any unfair bias.

Employee Engagement Award

This award recognises an organisation where its employee engagement strategy is closely aligned to the broader business objectives, thus benefiting engagement, retention, productivity and other relevant measures. Entries should demonstrate specific initiatives that have helped engage employees in committing themselves to the company and becoming more satisfied with their work. Entries should be able
to quantify the achievements.

Employee Wellness Award

This award recognises an organisation that provides the most compelling evidence of their strategy for protecting and enhancing the health and well-being of employees. Entries should include specific initiatives, whether mental, physical, social or emotional, which have created a clear and measurable return on investments made in this area and strengthened the organisation performance.

Employer Branding Award

This award recognises an organisation that has created a value proposition and executed a branding campaign with proven success in differentiating its identity and adding value to the organisation. Entries should demonstrate a strong employer brand strategy in attracting, engaging and retaining employees and show evidence of executing the branding campaign successfully.

Family-Friendly Practices Award

This award recognises an organisation with excellence in helping employees balance work and family obligations, through a wide range of HR policies and practices, such as flexible work arrangements, daycare, elderly care, adoption and reproductive assistance, breastfeeding support, paid personal- and earned-days-off programmes, or academic bursaries for employees' children.

Innovation Award

This award recognises successful implementation of an overhaul of an HR concept through innovative initiatives to create synergies, deliver insight, increase efficiency, enhance family, community and / or social values while addressing workforce and / or organisation challenges. Innovative initiatives can be creating or adopting a new technology or digital solution, or a creative strategic HR-related
programme.

Learning & Development Award

This award recognises excellence in the design, creation and implementation of a unique learning and development strategy that enhances the skills, knowledge and attitude across all levels of the organisation. The scope of the entry can be a strategic plan or programme, individual courses or other deliverables that enhance performance and encourage learning and development in the organisation.

Talent Acquisition Award

This award recognises an organisation’s talent attraction strategy that effectively aligns with the overall business strategies and employer branding. Entries should demonstrate excellence in job design, manpower planning and deployment, recruitment and selection strategies, internal mobility strategies and programmes that seek to achieve effective utilisation and acquisition of talent to meet business needs.

Talent Management Award

This award recognises an organisation which has developed outstanding effective strategies, programmes and policies for talent identification, classification, management and retention, as well as workforce mobilisation such as job rotation and assignment planning to enable leadership succession.

Technology Application Award

This award recognises an organisation that embraces technologies, data analytics / informatics or digital solutions to help drive better efficiency, productivity and performance of the HR department and the organisation. The scope of the entry can include implementation of HR software, analytic systems, online training, etc.

HR Service Provider Category

Change Management Provider Award

This award recognises excellence of a service provider in helping its client to set a compelling vision and plan, implement and manage changes in the people aspect of a major organisational programme. Entries should demonstrate its contribution through all the stages of the change process and how the change programme brings positive impacts to the client’s employees and organisation performance and / or clearly minimises potential negative impacts.

 

CSR & Sustainability Provider Award

This award recognises excellence of a service provider in assisting its client in planning and incorporating a comprehensive CSR approach and sustainability initiatives into the overall HR strategy. Entries should demonstrate positive influence on staff and quantifiable beneficial outcomes to its client’s business, the community and / or the environment.

 

Family-Friendly Practices Provider Award

This award recognises excellence of a service provider in providing its client with strategies to ensure its employees can balance work and family obligations. Entries should demonstrate efforts in providing clients with assistance in strategy implementation. The scope of entries may cover various HR policies and practices, including but not limited to flexible work arrangements, daycare, elderly care, adoption and reproductive assistance, breastfeeding support, paid personal- and earned-days-off programmes, and academic bursaries for employees' children.

 

Innovation Provider Award

This award recognises excellence of a service provider in putting an HR concept into practice for its client through innovative initiatives to create synergies, deliver insight, increase efficiency, enhance family, community and / or social values while addressing workforce and / or organisation challenges. Innovative initiatives can be creating or adopting a new technology or digital solution, or a creative strategic HR-related programme for clients.

 

Learning & Development Provider Award

This award recognises a service provider that demonstrates excellence in the design, creation and implementation of a unique learning and development strategy for its client that enhances the skills, knowledge and attitude across all levels of the organisation. The scope of an entry can be a strategic plan or programme, individual courses or other deliverables that enhance performance and encourage learning and development in the client’s organisation.

 

Talent Acquisition Provider Award

This award recognises excellence of a service provider in providing its client with a talent attraction strategy that effectively aligns with the overall business strategies and employer branding of the organisation. Entries should demonstrate excellence in job design, manpower planning and deployment, recruitment and selection strategies, internal mobility strategies and programmes that seek to achieve effective utilisation and acquisition of talent to meet client’s business needs.

Technology Application Provider Award

This award recognises excellence of a service provider in assisting its client to embrace technologies, data analytics / informatics or digital solutions which can help the client to drive better efficiency, productivity and performance of the HR department and the organisation. The scope of an entry can include implementation of HR software, analytic systems, online training, etc.

SME Category

SME Award

This award recognises an SME’s achievements in sustaining business growth and development while enhancing the quality of its workforce through implementation of HR related projects or solutions. Manufacturing enterprises with fewer than 100 employees or non-manufacturing enterprises with fewer than 50 employees are eligible to enter this award.

NGO Category

NGO Award

This award recognises an NGO’s achievements in sustaining organisational growth and development while enhancing the quality of its workforce through implementation of an HR-related project or solution. Non-government organisations (NGOs), non-profit making organisations (NPOs) or social enterprises are eligible to enter this award.

Individual Category

Excellent HR Leader Award (Entry by Invitation Only)

This award recognises an individual who demonstrates excellent HRM professionalism, enhances influence of the HRM profession and has made an outstanding contribution to the HR community.

Excellent HR Professional Award

This award recognises an individual with at least eight years of HRM experience who has contributed to his or her own organisation by creating a significant HR impact.

Rising Star Award

This award recognises an individual with at least five years of HRM experience who has demonstrated excellence either by creative and innovative development of new ideas and programmes or by highly effective utilisation of well-regarded principles in the human resources area. Specific achievements may be related to a project or an ongoing activity.

Grand Award of the Year

The Grand Award of the Year is presented to the top awardee under the “Organisational Category”. This award highlights the entry that serves as the most outstanding example of best practice in action, inspiring Hong Kong HR practitioners with new ideas to help them excel in their profession. In arriving at their decision, the judges will look for projects that have produced outstanding results with a far-reaching impact and meaningful contribution to the HR community as a whole. The winning project should be able to show what can be accomplished through passion, dedication and a commitment to helping and developing its people.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Key Dates

Call for Sponsors

Nomination Kicks Off

Briefing Session

Submission of Entry Form

Submission of Project Summary

First Interview

Ongoing

February 2019

30 April 2019 (Tue) 

Until 10 July 2019

(Early-bird period until 12 June 2019)

Until 14 August 2019 (6pm)

10 - 13 December 2019

 

June /July 2020

Sharing Sessions

May / June 2020

Awards Ceremony

19 - 20 February 2020

Final Interview