'We're stunned!' HR award winners reveal 'elation'

There's only one thing worse than being talked about – and that’s not being talked about

'We're stunned!' HR award winners reveal 'elation'

There’s only one thing worse than being talked about – and that’s not being talked about.

Recognition and employee engagement go hand in hand. Gone are the days when managers slipped a little extra into the pay packet for a job well done – now people crave meaningful feedback and public acknowledgment.

The Canadian HR Awards is mere months away – and as such we’re calling all companies and individuals to submit their nominations before the deadline date.

To cast your mind to what could be awaiting you as a winner, HRD compiled some testimonies from last year’s victors.

Most Innovative Use of HR Technology – Hydro Ottawa
“We’re stunned! We introduced technology in way which puts the HR customer, the employee, at the center of everything we do. And so, as a result, it’s been embraced by the organization and has transformed the business. The technology put employees’ information in the hand of employees themselves, so that they can work smarter and more efficiently.”

The Venngo Award of Excellence for Financial, Physical & Mental Wellness - Stikeman Elliott
“We are elated to have won. We’ve done a lot of lunch and learns to get everyone involved in mental health and wellness – both in the workplace and outside of it. Mental health is much more of a prevalent issue in law firms – it’s a high stress job. And so, we’ve put together a great program with the support of our partnership team to take wellness to the next level.”

The Leadership Agency Award for HR Leader of the Year - Cathie Brow, SVP of HR and communications at Revera
“I’ve had a long career. I’ve led teams for 25 years, and this is the most incredible team I’ve ever had. I’m only great because they’re so great – they make me great. I can’t do what I do without the team I have here. To get this recognition – I can’t even explain the feeling.”

The KPMG in Canada Award for HR Champion (CEO) - Lynn Oldfield, CEO of AIG Canad
“I am honored. It is such a privilege. The nominees were iconic men in iconic organizations – so to be the only female finalist and to have been successful, is just a testament to everything we’re doing at AIG.”

The HRPA Award for Woman Of Distinction - Megan Paterson, CHRO at Kinaxis
“I know everyone says they’re shocked but I genuinely didn’t think I’d win. I’ve always worked in high tech – in a lot of start-ups mainly. I spent a lot of my career being a one-person HR department. With Kinaxis, I now have 18 people on my team working international – though we’re still very proudly Canadian.”

Join the ranks of these winners and submit your nomination today!

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