Canada Post, AstraZeneca execs reveal joy at winning HR awards

The Canadian HR Awards are back – and its time to nominate your people

Canada Post, AstraZeneca execs reveal joy at winning HR awards

As we head further into 2023, employers and employees alike are still reeling from the events of the past 12 months. The pandemic may be a memory now, but its after-effects still linger in our workplace strategies – touching everything from hybrid models to engagement to mental health.

It’s been a difficult year – but through it all HR leaders and their teams have lead the charge and kept the C-suite together. In that vein, the Canadian HR Awards are back – offering up the perfect opportunity to recognize and reward your HR heroes.

Now in its 10th year, the Canadian HR Awards provides a platform for leaders and their people to receive recognition at a national level, whilst also celebrating in style. With 24 awards spanning a wide variety of categories, this celebration is testament to the importance of HR in driving organizational success.

Speaking to HRD at least year’s event, Susan Margles, chief people officer at Canada Post, said she was incredibly proud that her team landed the Canadian HR Team of the Year (500 employees or more) Award.

“This team supports a team of 70,000 employees that, over the past year and two years, went through so much with COVID, and just continuing to deliver to Canadians every single day has been a huge challenge for us,” she told HRD. “Recruiting, retaining people, keeping people safe has been a top priority.”

Mary-Anne Cedrone, senior manager of communications at AstraZeneca, winner of both the Lifeworks Award for Excellence in Financial, Physical & Mental Wellness and the Venngo Award for Best Workplace Culture, mirrored that delight, telling HRD that it “feels amazing” to have been recognized.

“We’re so happy – and so proud of both our employees and our organization,” she said. “I have to say, the foundation of our business is our people. I know that sounds cliché, but it’s true. At AstraZeneca, we’re at our best when our people are at theirs – it’s programs like LifeWorks that aligns to our key pillars, which are mental, physical, and financial health.”

With the 2023 celebration on the horizon, nominate your colleagues and book your table here.

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