Australian HR Award winners announced

The Awards celebrated the outstanding achievements of the country's top HR leaders

Australian HR Award winners announced

The winners of the Australian HR Awards have been announced in front of more than 850 of the country’s top HR leaders at The Star, Sydney.

There were 20 awards presented throughout the night to the most outstanding HR professionals, companies and teams from across Australia.

Popular media personality, Tom Williams was the Master of Ceremonies for the evening, while Duke Music and Luke Zanc Duo provided live music entertainment.

Pharmaceutical company MSD took home two major awards, including Australian HR Team of the Year (≤1000 Employees) and Employer of Choice (100-999 Employees).

While the major individual prize of Australian HR Director of the Year was awarded to Linda Carroll or Affinity Education Group.

HRD would like to congratulate all the finalists and winners, and thank event partner IronFish and the award sponsors for their support.

The full list of winners include:

HRD Australian HR Rising Star of the Year

Winner: Jess Edmonds-Saunders, Youi


BI Worldwide Australian HR Manager of the Year

Winner: Elizabeth Rogic, Assetlink


Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors Australian Champion (CEO) of the Year

Winner: Michael Ward, Raytheon Australia


Ironfish Australian HR Team of the Year (>1000 Employees)

Winner: VetPartners

Highly Commended: City of Canterbury Bankstown


O.C. Tanner Employer of Choice (≥1000 Employees)

Winner: MSS Security

Employer of Choice (1-99 Employees)

Winner: Carman's


HRD Best Leadership Development Program

Winner: Deloitte Australia

Best Recruitment Campaign

Winner: Serco Asia Pacific (ASPAC)

Best Change Management Strategy

Winner: Accor Pacific Heartist Team


Subscribe-HR Best Use of Technology

Winner: Commonwealth Bank of Australia


Converge International Best Health & Wellbeing Program

Winner: Youi


HAYS Australian HR Team of the Year (≤1000 Employees)

Winner: MSD


Redkite Employer of Choice (100-999 Employees)

Winner: MSD


Employer of Choice (Public Sector & NFP)

Winner: The Disability Trust


Achievers Best Reward & Recognition Program

Winner: Gold Coast Hospital & Health Service

Highly Commended: YOUi

Best Graduate Development Program

Winner: TAL

Highly Commended: TransDev Australasia


JobAccess Best Workplace Diversity & Inclusion Program

Winner: City of Sydney Council

Best Learning & Development Program

Winner: Lindt Australia


Ironfish Best Workplace Flexibility Program

Winner: AbbVie

Highly Commended: MSD


Randstad Australian HR Director of the Year

Winner: Linda Carroll, Affinity Education Group

Highly Commended: Penny Lovett, Salvation Army

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