HRM Awards 2018: Winners take it all

Asia’s showpiece HR awards event is back. Here are all the nominees and everything you need to know about the 15th edition of the HRM Awards.

For the 15th year running, Singapore’s showpiece HR awards event is set to pay tribute to the best and brightest HR people and practices once more.

On March 2 next year, Singapore’s HR community will gather at the Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore to wine, dine, and schmooze for a gala evening that has been dubbed “the Oscars of the local HR industry”.

As HR continues to nurture progressive work environments in this age of disruption, the HRM Awards 2018 continue to be a great opportunity for organisations across both the public and private sectors to showcase their achievements as strategic and forward-thinking HR champions.

Celebrating 15 years of excellence

Next year’s showpiece event will see 85 finalists battle it out in 19 categories, including Health and Wellbeing, Leadership, and Workplace Culture and Engagement. The finalists include Singapore-based employers from across industries, be they multinationals, local companies, government agencies, or SMEs.

Among those competing next year are more than 30 newcomers, including BlackBerry Singapore, Fitness First Singapore, Grab, and STMicroelectronics.

The winners will not be known until they are announced on stage at the gala ceremony; the culmination of a half-year long process, which started with nominations between July and October this year. The nominees, shared for the first time over the next 12 pages, will now provide a detailed report on their strategies and achievements for our esteemed judging panel, which includes representatives from the Employment and Employability Institute and the Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices, along with HR scholars and veterans.

“With change as the only constant in today’s ultra-competitive and disruptive environment, the HRM Awards is the perfect platform to showcase the wonderful progress HR has made over the past year and how the profession has become a more strategic and business-focused role,” Emma Dean, Events Director, HRM Asia, said.

“As we celebrate our 15th anniversary in 2018, we are excited to recognise innovative and progressive HR, and look forward to introducing initiatives that will bring the HR community even closer together on the awards night.”

The big one

The flagship prize, the Hays Award for Employer of Choice, will this year see eight finalists battle it out to be named the best of them all.

The Employer of Choice award seeks to recognise the multiple aspects that make a workplace great: Strong commitment to human capital, robust talent management initiatives, and harmonious workplace culture.

“We are thrilled to be the title sponsor of the 2018 HRM Awards for the eighth year running,” said Lynne Roeder, Managing Director, Hays Singapore. “We have continuously sponsored the prestigious Employer of Choice award as it celebrates commitment to human capital by recognising exceptional organisations at the forefront of innovative HR practices.

“With a long-standing history of 15 years, the HRM Awards has become an industry benchmark in recognising excellence and best practices in HR,” she added. 

HR’s big night out

Join our esteemed judges, emcee and hundreds of fellow HR and industry professionals on March 2, 2018 for a Great Gatsby-themed gala that includes pre-dinner cocktails, a gourmet five-course meal, free-flowing wines, world-class entertainment – and of course, the announcement of all the winners.

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