Personnel Today Awards 2008 launched

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 the overall gold award for the best of the best.



This year, we have introduced a new award category: the Investors in People Award for Delivering Business Improvements through People. This is for teams who have led demonstrable improvements in business performance in their organisation through effective people policies. Entrants will be given credit for investing in HR approaches that deliver tangible business returns and maximise staff potential to deliver service and business improvements.

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 27 November.

Last year, HR’s finest were revealed at the spectacular Personnel Today Awards 2007 winter ball. BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing experts Darren and Lilia opened the show, while host Rory Bremner presented the awards.

Matthew Brearley, HR director of last year’s overall winner, Vodafone UK, said: “It’s a fantastic achievement – we have got a brilliant team. They all work very hard. It is all down to them, and they absolutely deserve it.”

Each 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 200 words covering each of the following criteria:

  • The challenge (what the organisation hoped to achieve)
  • The solution (what the organisation/individual did)
  • Benefits to the organisation.

The closing date for award entries is 6 June.

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