Personnel Today Awards 2009: Shortlisted teams

HR professionals remain at the top of their game despite the downturn. Personnel Today provides the evidence by revealing the shortlist for the Personnel Today Awards 2009. The quality of entries across the 13 categories has been better than ever.

Now known simply as The Awards, reflecting their status as the longest-standing and most prestigious awards for the profession, they recognise and reward those HR teams making an impact with their people policies and delivering great bottom-line business benefits. The dazzling awards ceremony will be held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane on 26 November.

Here are the shortlisted teams:
HR Impact Award
Judges: Ruth Spellman and Chris Parry

  • Alton Towers Resort
  • Broadway
  • Everest Home Improvements
  • KPMG
  • Lancashire County Council
  • South Norfolk Council

HR Director of the Year Award
Judges: Helen Giles and Angela O’Connor

  • Jayne Mee, Barratt Developments
  • Catherine Ward, BMI Healthcare
  • Stephen Moir, Cambridgeshire CC
  • Fiona Morgan, Lloyds Pharmacy
  • Tom Nicholls, London & Quadrant Housing
  • Esther O’Halloran, Paul UK

Award for Talent Management
Judges: Jo Hennessy, Chris Parry and Mike Haffenden

  • Gate Gourmet UK & Ireland
  • Groupama Insurances
  • Jumeirah Group
  • Kent County Council
  • McDonald’s Restaurants
  • Pizza Express

Award for Excellence in HR Through Technology
Judges: Emma Parry, Nick Holley and Martin Reddington

  • KCOM Group
  • Ladbrokes Betting & Gaming
  • Lincolnshire Police
  • Mitchells & Butlers
  • RSK Group
  • Vodafone UK

Award for Diversity in the Workplace
Judges: Judith Cherry and Sandra Kerr

  • Asda
  • BBC
  • British Gas Energy Academy
  • Metropolitan Police
  • New Charter Building Company Ltd
  • West Midlands Police

Award for Managing Change
Judges: Linda Holbeche and Marianne Huggett

  • Boots
  • BMI Healthcare
  • NCP
  • Royal College of Nursing
  • TUI UK & Ireland
  • Vodafone

Award for Recruitment & Retention
Judges: Kevin Green and Emma Parry

  • Asda
  • Aviva
  • The Learning Trust
  • Lloydspharmacy
  • Network Rail
  • Sainsbury’s Supermarkets

Award for Best HR Strategy In Line With Business
Judges: Nick Holley and Jane Saunders

  • Croydon Council
  • HM Prison Service
  • Lancashire County Council
  • The Learning Trust
  • Magnox North
  • Olympic Delivery Authority

Employer Branding Award
Judges: Kaye Thorne and Graeme Martin

  • Boyes Turner
  • British Gas
  • Firmdale Hotels
  • Kellogg’s
  • Luminus Group
  • Paul UK

Employee Engagement Award
Judges: Jo Hennessy and Ellen Bard

  • Birmingham City Council
  • FMG Support
  • HM Prison Morton Hall
  • Royal College of Nursing
  • Travel London
  • TUI UK & Ireland

Award for Excellence in Learning & Development
Judges: Simon Jones and Oliver Mack

  • Legal & General
  • Magnox North
  • McDonald’s Restaurants
  • Tesco Customer Service Centre
  • UK Fire & Rescue Services
  • Vodafone

Award for Reward & Recognition
Judges: Mark Childs, Duncan Brown and Steve Herbert

  • Aviva
  • Bank of Cyprus
  • Boots
  • HM Prison Morton Hall
  • Munich Re
  • Pets at Home

Award for Health at Work
Judges: Louisa Aston and Alex Gourlay

  • Asda
  • DVLA
  • Grimsby Institute of Further & Higher Education
  • London Fire Brigade
  • Metropolitan Police
  • Royal Mail Group

Overall winner judges: Gillian Hibberd, David Smith, Ed Sweeney and David Yeandle.

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Personnel Today Awards 2008 winners

  • HR Impact Award – Thorntons
  • HR Director of the Year Award – Helen Giles, Broadway Homelessness & Support
  • Award for Talent Management – Mouchel
  • Award for Excellence in HR Through Technology – NHS Employers
  • Award for Diversity in the Workplace – British Gas Services
  • Award for Excellence in Business Partnering – Pfizer UK
  • Award for Innovation in Recruitment and Retention – Paul UK
  • Award for Delivering Business Improvement though People – Harrod UK
  • Award for Best HR Strategy in Line with Business – McDonald’s Restaurants
  • Employer Branding Award – IHG
  • Employee Engagement Award – Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust
  • Award for Excellence in Training – B&Q
  • Award for Reward and Recognition – Thorntons
  • Award for Health at Work – Chorley Borough Council
  • Overall winner – McDonald’s Restaurants

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