Finalists announced in Australian HR Awards

THE FULL LIST of finalists in the 2005 Australian HR Awards – comprising 18 award categories, which span the spectrum of the HR profession – is now available on the Awards website at

Finalists announced in Australian HR Awards

THE FULL LIST of finalists in the 2005 Australian HR Awards – comprising 18 award categories, which span the spectrum of the HR profession – is now available on the Awards website at

Organised by Human Resources, Australia’s premier HR publication, and sponsored by Aon, the Awards reward excellence within the profession and culminate in a gala ceremony and dinner which this year will be held at Melbourne’s Crown Casino.

Tickets for the event are going fast, so to avoid disappointment, visit and click on ‘Table Bookings’ for full details.

In recognition of the increasing responsibilities and changing roles facing the HR function, this year’s theme is ‘Celebrating the transformation of HR’. New Awards in 2005 are those for Best Talent Management and Best Mature Age Workforce Strategy.

Submissions this year have come in in unprecedented numbers and include entries from blue chip companies, public bodies, medium sized businesses and non-profits. The list of finalists now goes to a panel of expert judges drawn both from the HR industry and academia. Entrants are assessed against several required and desirable criteria.

The finalists are also listed below:

The Davidson Trahaire Corpsych Award for Employer of Choice (more than 500 employees)


McDonald's Australia

Microsoft Australia

ING Direct

Greater Building Society

Sparke Helmore Lawyers

The Coles Myer Corporate Services Award for Employer of Choice (less than 500 employees)

Nokia Australia

Cairns Colonial Club Resort

General Mills

Golder Associates

Guild Insurance & Financial Services

Ikon Communications


Upstream Technology

The DX Mail Award for Employer of Choice (public sector)

City of Greater Geelong

Sydney Ports Corporation

Main Roads WA

Parramatta City Council

The Cendant Mobility Award for Best HR Champion

British American Tobacco Australasia - David Fell

Upstream Technology - Neil Tilley

Hudson Global Resources - Anne Hatton

Queensland Building Services Authority - Ian Jennings

ING Direct - Vaughn Richtor

The MAS National Award for Corporate Citizenship

GE Money

Cisco Systems


The Award for Lifetime Achievement in HR

Avril Henry

Roger Collins

Francesco Sofo

The Hudson Award for Best HR Director

British American Tobacco - Helen Lea

Deloitte - Alec Bashinsky

TNT Logistics - Mauro Pisegna

The HR Partners Award for the Next HR Generation

Amadeus - Andrew Gregory

Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games Corporation - Lynne Faulkner

The Chandler Macleod Group Award for Best Attraction & Retention Strategy




The ipac Award for Best Talent Management


ING Australia

Queensland University of Technology


The SageCo Award for Best Mature Age Workforce Strategy

The Windsor - an Oberoi Hotel

Sinclair Knight Merz

Main Roads WA

Agilent Technologies

The EOC Consulting Award for Best Employer Branding

Australian National Credit Union


Sparke Helmore

The Australian Graduate School of Management Award for Best Change Management

Queensland Building Services Authority


Snowy Hydro Limited

Infrastructure Services (Telstra)

The NETg Award for Best Learning & Development Strategy

Queensland Building Services Authority


Fone Zone

BMW Group Australia


Henry Davis York

The Recruitmax Award for Best HR Strategic Plan

Macquarie Bank



St George Bank

Blue Mountains City Council

The Next Step Award for Best HR Team

Nokia Australia

Australian National Credit Union

Beiersdorf Australia

Ernst & Young

STA Travel

British American Tobacco

The Calastica Health & Wellbeing Award for Best Work/Life Integration Strategy

Universal Music Australia


Overnewton Anglican Community College

Nokia Australia

Main Roads WA

LionOre Australia


Novita Children's Services

The Macromedia Award for Best Overall Use of Technology

Coles Myer



ACP Magazines

Financial Network Services


Pitcher Partners

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