HRD Awards New Zealand: Final winners announced

The final categories of this year's gongs have been announced

HRD Awards New Zealand: Final winners announced

The winners of the inaugural HRD Awards New Zealand have been announced, showcasing the industry leaders from across the country.

Brought to you by Key Media, this year’s gongs celebrate the incredible breath of talent stepping up to the plate after one of the most challenging periods in the history of HR.

No employer was left unscathed by the life-changing impact of the global pandemic and nationwide lockdowns.

But in a time of crisis, HR professionals went above and beyond to look after their people and lead businesses through the uncertainty.

Monica Watt, CHRO at ELMO Software, the event partner of the NZ HRD Awards, said the company is thrilled to be celebrating the amazing human resources talent that New Zealand holds.

“2020 was such a challenging year for many, and HR as first line responders in business had arguably one of the most difficult roles to play, tackling a distributed workforce, maintaining compliance obligations, employee wellbeing and more, all while ensuring business continuity,” she said.

“We’re incredibly proud of the HR community - congratulations to all the nominees, finalists and winners of the 2021 HRD Awards New Zealand.”

On Wednesday, we announced the first five categories. Below are the remaining winners of this year’s HRD Awards NZ.

EMPLOYER OF CHOICE (PUBLIC SECTOR OR NFP)

Winner: Domain Name Commission

EMPLOYER OF CHOICE < 200 STAFF

Winner: Gallagher Bassett

Excellence Awardees CFS Finance

Clorox New Zealand

Domain Name Commission

EMPLOYER OF CHOICE > 200 STAFF

Winner: Xero

Excellence Awardees: AA New Zealand

Chorus

Christchurch International Airport

Livestock Improvement Corporation

Suncorp New Zealand

HR TEAM OF THE YEAR < 500 STAFF

Winner: Pernod Ricard Winemakers

Excellence Award: Rocket Lab

HR TEAM OF THE YEAR > 500 STAFF

Winner: Bank of New Zealand (BNZ)

Excellence Awardees: Kraft Heinz Wattie's

Livestock Improvement Corporation

NZME

The Warehouse Group

NZ HR DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

Winner: Roz Urbahn, Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC)

NZ HR MANAGER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Katharine Collins, Pernod Ricard Winemakers

Excellence Award: Amanda Donaldson, Harmoney

NZ HR RISING STAR OF THE YEAR

Winner: Shannon Tottle, Kraft Heinz

Excellence Award: Celeste Botherway, Auckland University of Technology

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