HR Team of the Year Small - Under 250+ Employees


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This award recognises an outstanding HR team (within an organisation with less than 250 employees) for their work within the function and their business partnering with other functions. Entrants should give evidence of clear links between operational and financial performance, metrics, and evidence of links to employee outcomes. The entry can include specific projects and demonstrate the function's collaborative approach and ability to attract and develop excellent HR people. Your entry can relate to any initiatives that have taken place over the last 12 months. The judges will be expecting freshness of content and metrics provided that extend over the course of the last 12 months.

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.

  • Organisation Background: Describe the organisation, where the HR team sits within it, and the size and form of the HR team. Please also describe how the HR team partners with other functions
  • Key Challenges: What specific challenges has your sector faced over this period? How has that affected your organisation?
  • HR Team’s Role: Highlight the role of the HR team over this period. What challenges has the HR team/business faced? What are the team's key achievements? How has your team demonstrated innovation?
  • Evidence of Impact on Employees: Provide evidence of the positive outcomes that the HR team's initiatives have had on employees over this period, e.g., levels of engagement, job satisfaction, retention, absenteeism etc.
  • Evidence of Impact on Organisational Performance: Provide evidence of a link between HR's initiatives and improved operational and/or financial performance within the business.

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