Personnel Today Awards 2007: the big launch

This week marks the launch of the Personnel Today Awards 2007 – the most prestigious event in the HR calendar.


The Personnel Today Awards recognise and reward those teams making an impact with their people policies and delivering great bottom-line business benefits.


If your HR department has spearheaded an innovative project, driven down costs, been courageous in implementing change, or achieved great results in the past 18 months, then you could be a winner of one of our 13 coveted awards. Plus all category winners compete to win a special overall gold award for the best of the best.


This year, we have introduced a number of new award categories which allow teams to demonstrate their achievements in a range of new areas, including:




  • the RBS group Employee Engagement Award


  • the Totaljobs.com Award for HR Measurement


  • the Employers’ Law Award for Diversity in the Workplace


  • the HR Directors Club Award for Excellence in Business Partnering and


  • the XpertHR Award for Reward and Recognition.

All shortlisted teams are invited to attend a pre-awards drinks reception in September, and the dazzling awards ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane on 22 November 2007.


Last year, HR’s finest were revealed at the Personnel Today Awards’ Venetian masked ball. Celebrity host Julian Clary entertained 1,230 guests, and the Phantom of the Opera made a special appearance against a backdrop of fireworks for the grand finale (see pictures below).


Last year’s overall winner, Royal Mail, said the award was “the culmination of three-and-a-half years of hard graft”. And Dermot Toberty, the company’s director of people and organisational development, said: “Change doesn’t come easy, but we’ve achieved what we set out to do.”


Each award category is independently judged by a well-respected industry figure. This year, we have simplified the entry process to include a 250-word entry statement, and 150 words covering each of the following criteria:




  • innovation and achievement


  • teamwork


  • leadership


  • effective use of resources and


  • HR’s contribution to the business.

The closing date for award entries is 8 June.


Personnel Today Awards 2007 categories





  • Addleshaw Goddard HR Impact Award


  • Ceridian HR Director of the Year Award


  • Chiumento Award for Talent Management


  • Computers In Personnel Award for Excellence in HR through Technology


  • Employer’s Law Award for Diversity in the Workplace


  • Hays Human Resources Award for Innovation in Recruitment and Retention


  • HR Directors Club Award for Excellence in Business Partnering


  • Northgate HR Award for Best HR Strategy in Line with Business


  • RAA Sprague Gibbons Employer Branding Award


  • RBS group Employee Engagement Award


  • Totaljobs.com HR Measurement Award


  • Training & Coaching Today Award for Excellence in Training


  • XpertHR Reward and Recognition Award

Personnel Today Awards 2006 winners





  • HR Impact Award – The AA


  • Employer Branding Award – Barclays Bank


  • HR Director of the Year Award – Wendy Dean, ANC Express


  • Excellence in Outsourcing and Shared Services Award – Royal Mail


  • Innovation in Recruitment and Retention Award – Metropolitan Police Service


  • Talent Management Award – Network Rail


  • Best HR Strategy in Line with Business Award – The AA


  • Excellence in Graduate Recruitment Award – Deloitte


  • Managing Health at Work Award – Comet Group


  • Excellence in Training Award – BT Global Services


  • Excellence in HR through Technology Award – BSkyB


  • HR Collaboration Award – First Choice Airways


  • Overall Winner – Royal Mail

For more information, please visit http://www.personneltodayawards.com



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