2020 Winners

On Wednesday, November 18th, 2020, the winners of the sixth annual HR Leadership & Management Awards were revealed in front of a live digital audience. View the winners below.

The standard of entries really impressed the judges and because the results were close, we also announced 2nd & 3rd places across selected categories. 

For the full 2020 shortlist, click here.

Overall Excellence in HR

WINNER: Lidl Ireland and Northern Ireland

HR Leader 2020

RECIPIENT: Mark Redmond, Three UK & Ireland

View the full announcement

HR Team of the Year

WINNER: WaterWipes

2ND PLACE: MSD Ireland

3RD PLACE: Taxback Group

HR Manager of the Year

WINNER: Gillian O'Sullivan - Irish Water

HR Rising Star of the Year

WINNER: Ashleigh Martin - Clanwilliam Group

Best Employer Branding Programme


2ND PLACE: Beckman Coulter Ireland

3RD PLACE: Coca-Cola HBC Ireland

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Best Public Sector HR Initiative

WINNER: Irish Defence Forces

2ND PLACE: Enterprise Ireland

3RD PLACE: National Rehabilitation Hospital

Best Health & Wellbeing Strategy

WINNER: Beckman Coulter Ireland

2ND PLACE: Ervia

3RD PLACE: GlaxoSmithKline


Best Talent Management Strategy

WINNER: Dalata Hotel Group

Best Workplace Diversity Strategy


2ND PLACE: Beckman Coulter Ireland

3RD PLACE: Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Best Change Management Programme

WINNER: Lidl Ireland and Northern Ireland

2ND PLACE: Wipro Technologies

3RD PLACE: Dublin City University

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Best Recruitment Agency & HR Team Partnership

WINNER: Approach People Recruitment Partnership

Most Effective Recruitment & Retention Strategy


2ND PLACE: Mercury

3RD PLACE: Goodbody

Best Use of CSR in HR

WINNER: Cornmarket

Best Learning & Development Strategy

WINNER: Goodbody

2ND PLACE: Peninsula

3RD PLACE: Depaul​

Most Effective Rewards & Benefits Strategy

WINNER: RSA Insurance Ireland

Most Effective Employee Engagement Strategy

WINNER: Obelisk

2ND PLACE: Hewlett Packard Enterprise

3RD PLACE: Enterprise Ireland​

Most Effective Use of Internal Communications


2ND PLACE: Making a Difference - KPMG

3RD PLACE: Bus Éireann

Most Innovative Use of Technology


2ND PLACE: Bus Éireann

3RD PLACE: LinkedIn​

Excellence in Education & Training

WINNER: Tallaght University Hospital​

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