HRM Awards 2018: A night to remember

Last Friday saw Asia’s showpiece HR awards event light up the Ritz-Carlton's grand ballroom. Read on for HRM Magazine's recap and highlights from HRM Awards 2018.

Last Friday night, on March 2, Singapore’s HR community gathered at the Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore to wine, dine, and schmooze during the HRM Awards 2018 gala dinner.

This year's edition was the 15th iteration of Singapore's showpiece HR awards event, and saw more than 600 guests gather to pay tribute to the best and brightest HR people and practices once more.

The event has been dubbed “the Oscars of the local HR industry”, and on Friday night's festivities certainly brought the glamour. Party-goers were decked out in their evening wear best, with many going all in on the 1920s inspired Great Gatsby theme -- sporting headbands, sequins, and fringe, and even feather boas. 

Over the course of the evening, 20 different awards were given out, with Singtel emerging as the night's big winners. The telco won in three different categories, including: The SIM Award for Best Talent Management Practices (more than 500 employees), Best Diversity & Inclusion Strategies, and Best Leadership Development. 

Aileen Tan, Group Chief HR Officer, Singtel also won the award for Outstanding Contribution to HR, which is given to individuals who have made significant impact both within their organisation, and to the profession as a whole.

Changi Airport also did well, snagging the award for Best Workplace Culture & Engagement (more than 500 employees), as well as gaining recognition for the effort's of its CEO, Lee Seow Hiang, who won in the Best C-Suite Leader category.

Tan Tock Seng Hospital went home with the most coveted award of all, the Hays Award for Employer of Choice.

Other highlights of the night include a fantastic set by standup comedian Sharul Channa and a fun jazz dance performance by the Great Gatsby dancers.

For more details and photos on how the night went down, do check out our liveblog here: Live from the HRM Awards 2018

For more information on the awards categories and finalists, visit the HRM Awards 2018 Forum.

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