Australian HR Awards 2022: Excellence Awardees revealed

This year's Australian HR Awards recognises resilience and teamwork after a challenging two years

Australian HR Awards 2022: Excellence Awardees revealed

Australia’s HR Awards for 2022 has just announced the full list of nominations for Excellence Awardees across all 20 categories spanning HR teams, leaders and employers for their innovative approaches, achievements and programs over the past twelve months.

After two years of pandemic and hybrid and remote working environments dominated by Zoom meetings and exclusively digital communications, HR professionals will finally get the chance to kick off their heels and celebrate their successes and resilience at a glamourous red-carpet event to be held in Sydney.

This year’s nominees include thought leaders, rising stars and HR champions, employers of choice across different business structures to the best teams, wellbeing programs, mentoring and graduate programs and so on.

The Australian HR Awards are brought to you by HRD and they are considered one of the premiere events in the HR calendar.

Following the announcement of excellence awardees on 27 June, attendees have until Friday, 12 August to confirm the details of guests attending the awards night to be held later in the year. Winners will be announced at the formal presentations to be held at a glamourous in-person event at The Fullerton Hotel, 1 Martin Place, Sydney on Friday, 9 September 2022. This year’s black-tie event running from 7pm until midnight will include pre-awards cocktail reception, red carpet, dinner banquet, the awards ceremony as well as live entertainment on the night.

The full list of 2022 nominees is set out below and here:

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors AUSTRALIAN HR DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

Cathy Doyle, Symbio
Jenny Bell, The Fred Hollows Foundation
Monica Watt, ELMO Software Limited
Paul Birch, Transdev Australasia
Robert Tanti, SPC Global
Sarah Churchill, CareFlight
Susie Gleeson-Byrne, Uber
Tara Olsen, Capgemini

AUSTRALIAN HR MANAGER OF THE YEAR

Alice Hanna, Kapitol Group
Claudia Cannon, RD Consulting

Dora Peake, Versent
Ebru Dogan, Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service
Gabrielle Bongiorno, Gremalco

Lesley Sheard, CareFlight
Robert Feltrin, The Harrison Group

AUSTRALIAN HR RISING STAR OF THE YEAR

Elizabeth Pudney, Keolis Downer
Hailey Myatt, Madison Group Enterprises

Harris Pisani, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners Australia
Marija Ruzic, Cognizant

Marlee Law, Australian Public Service Commission
Natalie Marquardt, Hays
Renee Adams, Roberts Co
Sheryl Pang, Protek 24/7

Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors AUSTRALIAN HR CHAMPION OF THE YEAR (CEO)

Ada Guan, Rich Data Co
Bronwyn Pearson, Pinnacle People Solutions

Dana Nelson, BGIS
Evette Moran, Mark Moran Group

COMPANY & TEAM AWARDS

AUSTRALIAN HR TEAM OF THE YEAR (<1000 EMPLOYEES)

Blackhawk Network HR Team
Cenitex - People and Capability Team

Cevo's People and Culture team
CyberCX - People and Culture team
Mantel Group People & Culture Team
NextSense People and Culture (P&C) team

Ryman Healthcare - People and Safety Team
Slalom Australia People Team
Youfoodz People & Culture team

REEJIG AUSTRALIAN HR TEAM OF THE YEAR (>1000 EMPLOYEES)

Accor Apartments & Realty Talent & Culture Team
Gold Coast Hospital & Health Service

SPC
The Disability Trust - People Learning Culture team
The University of Queensland - Human Resources
Transdev Australasia
TSA Group

EMPLOYER OF CHOICE (1-99 EMPLOYEES)

Clicks IT Recruitment
DBM Consultants

Hologic Australia and New Zealand
LSKD
Proven Business Results Pty Ltd T/A The Proven Group
Rork Projects
Sleeping Duck

EMPLOYER OF CHOICE (100-999)

Adobe
Charter Hall

Coleman Greig Lawyers
DLA Piper
Eli Lilly Australia & New Zealand
Kraft Heinz - Employer of Choice
NTI
Property Exchange Australia (PEXA)

WAGESTREAM EMPLOYER OF CHOICE (>1000 EMPLOYEES)

Accor
Deloitte Australia

Gold Coast Hospital & Health Service
Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies ANZ
KBR
Publicis Groupe
Telstra
OpenText

EMPLOYER OF CHOICE (PUBLIC SECTOR & NFP)

Bass Coast Shire Council
CareFlight

Cenitex
Hudson Institute of Medical Research
NextSense
The Disability Trust
The Fred Hollows Foundation

BEST GRADUATE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Baker McKenzie
FDM Group Australia

Kraft Heinz
QinetiQ Graduate Development Program
Quantium
SYSTRA ANZ
Warakirri Asset Management

BEST HEALTH AND WELLBEING PROGRAM

Australia Post Group
CareFlight

Coca Cola Europacific Partners - Australia (Health, Wellbeing and Injury Management Team)
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
NSW Department of Communities & Justice
Property Exchange Australia (PEXA)
QBE Insurance
The Royal Automobile Association of South Australia (RAA)

BEST LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Australia Post
Deloitte Australia

dentsu
L.E.K. Consulting

Penrith City Council's 'Igniting Leadership' Program
Raytheon Australia Leadership Continuum
SBS
Tradelink

BEST LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Edwards Lifesciences
Hays Learning & Development Team

Lion and Bendelta
Marsden State High School
Stuartholme School
Telstra Future Ready program
TSA Group

BEST RECRUITMENT CAMPAIGN

EY Oceania Talent Attraction & Acquisition Team
Fraser Coast Regional Council

Gold Coast Hospital & Health Service
mycar
QinetiQ Australia
Scania Australia
St Vincent's Health Australia

GLOBALIZATION PARTNERS BEST REMOTE WORK STRATEGY

99designs by Vista
nib Group

Seqwater
Transport for NSW

BEST REWARD & RECOGNITION PROGRAM

Edwards Lifesciences
Gold Coast Hospital & Health Service

Mark Moran Group
Marsden State High School

National Disability Insurance Agency
Treasury Wine Estates

EMPLOYMENT HERO BEST USE OF TECHNOLOGY

Australia Post
Cenitex

DBM Consultants
MSS Security
Telstra - Transformation, Communications & People
The University of Queensland

BEST WORKPLACE DIVERSITY & INCLUSION PROGRAM

Adobe
British American Tobacco Australia

DLA Piper
EY Australia - Switched On - EY's neurodiverse employment program
nib Health Funds Ltd
OpenText
QBE Insurance
Randstad

BEST WORKPLACE FLEXIBILITY PROGRAM

Accor - Work Your Way & Benefits Your Way
iNova Pharmaceuticals

Mader Group
NBN Co (nbn)
Novotech
Planet Innovation
QinetiQ Australia
Reward Gateway

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