Judges & Judging | HR Leadership and Management Awards
HR Awards 2016

Judges & Judging

An independent panel of recognised and expert Judges, representing Ireland's HR industry, will determine the winners of the HR Leadership & Management Awards.

Our focus is to deliver a balanced judging assessment from industry leaders who will bring their extensive knowledge, enthusiasm and expertise to the judging process ensuring that the winning entries are truly outstanding and worthy of receiving a HR Award.

The panel is carefully selected to ensure the Awards judging process is fair and objective. The judges are bound by a strict confidentiality agreement and are required to declare any conflict of interest in entries over which they deliberate, in which case that entry will be reallocated. The integrity of this process lies at the very heart of all that we do.

We recognise and respect the sensitive nature of the information submitted in the entries. Submissions are not disclosed or discussed outside the judging process. We do not publish the names of companies, organisations or individuals that have not been shortlisted for an Award, nor will we reproduce any information from your entry unless prior permission is given.

A comprehensive judging process has been put together to decide the worthy winners of the HR Leadership & Management Awards:

Judging Process

  1. After the submissions have been received, all entries will be sent for the first round of review.
  2. Entries will be carefully scrutinised with the best selected to go forward to the shortlist for each category.
  3. The shortlist of finalists will be published on the Awards' website.
  4. Judges are divided into a minimum of two panels, ensuring any potential conflict is avoided.
  5. The judges will score each of the entries allocated to them against a predetermined set of scores.
  6. Scores are then collected and collated, with the entrant receiving the highest overall score being declared the winner of that category.
  7. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony. The judge's decision is final and no correspondence, telephone, email or communication of any kind will be entered into in relation to decisions reached.

2018 Judging Panel Coming Soon

Please view last year's judging panel below.

2017 Judging Panel

Brenda Dooley Shannon Consulting (Judging Co-ordinator)
Breda O’Toole Head of Department, Business Development & Client Networking, IDA Ireland
Hilary Scarlett Director, Scarlett & Grey
Mark Christal Manager, Client Management Development & Skills, Enterprise Ireland
Roslyn O’Shaughnessy Head of HR and Talent, IMI
Associate Professor Edel Conway Head, HRM/Organisational Psychology Group, DCU Business School
Dr. Brian Harney Senior Lecturer in Strategic HRM, Dublin City University
Michelle Flannelly HR Consultant & Lecturer in HR, Dublin Business School
Ronan Carbery Senior Lecturer Management, University College Cork

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