It’s awards time!

by 19 Oct 2009

It’s awards time!

Excitement is bubbling, the nominations are closed, judges have made their decision and the countdown is on to the national HR Leadership Awards 2009.

Winning an HR Award this year will have that extra bit of oomph because it was won against a backdrop of very tough conditions for business.

This year, as we all know, has seen some crazy economic conditions, from which few companies have been immune. Many HR departments were pushed to the limit and some really had their backs against the wall.

So, any company or individual who has made it to the finalist list has put forward a submission for work that not only has helped steer their company in the right direction, but which the judges’ panel also felt was worthy of a place on the finalist table.

The awards use a rigorous selection and judging process, which was developed in conjunction with leading academics and professionals from the HR industry. Just being a finalist is a great achievement. Some of the judges’ comments this year demonstrated that.

One judge said it was inspiring to see such a high calibre of entrants in the Employer of Choice category, while another said that “all finalists in this award showcased excellent human resource leadership programs that are making a difference in the respective organisations. Strong evi dence of the increasing relevance of the HR contribution to business out comes was provided – this is most encouraging and augurs well for the future of the competent human resource practitioner”.

Overall, outstanding submissions and a real tribute to HR in Australia today.

Look forward to seeing you all in Melbourne on the 22nd, folks, and the very best of luck on the night.