HR Rising Star of the Year


Visit our 'How to Enter' page for our Items Checklist & Step-by-Step Guide. CLICK HERE.

Once you have created your PDF submission and you have all items in the Items Checklist, submit your entry via the Online Entry Form. CLICK HERE.

This award is open to HR professionals with less than five years' experience in the profession. The judges will look for evidence of outstanding achievement in handling ordinary as well as extraordinary HR issues, showing creativity, relevance to brief and results. They will also look for evidence of the nominee's ability and willingness to extend their range of HR skills. The individual can be nominated by themselves or by a third party, but please ensure you have their permission to do so.

Entry is by a 5-page A4 PDF submission; the judges will be looking for a clear plan and evidence that it is delivering on core objectives, paying attention to the criteria listed below.

  • Career Summary: A summary that describes the first five years of their career in HR to date and qualifications.
  • Impact on HR Team: Details of how they contributed to the success of the HR team's performance.
  • Key Achievements: Demonstrate their achievements, what makes this individual stand out from colleagues (above and beyond the standard courses/qualifications expected at this stage of their career) and how have they added value to the business.
  • Key Project or Initiative: Highlight a recent project or initiative over the past 12 months and quantify its success/ how it has helped to improve the business.
  • Other facts & statements: Include any other statements or facts that support the entry, including a supporting letter from the nominee’s head of department or supervisor.