The countdown begins…

with attitude is probably the best way to describe the fantastic achievements
of the 52 shortlisted teams in this year’s Personnel
Today Awards. The line-up for 2004 exceeds anything that has gone before in
terms of innovation, speed of change and contribution to the business.

year, we chose to shortlist four instead of three HR teams in all 13 categories
in a bid to reward and recognise more organisations for their people
strategies. Independent judges had a tough time sifting through a record number
of entries.

decisions will be revealed as profiles of the top teams begin this week and run
until the awards on 25 November. Turn the page to see the success stories in
our first category.

10 August 2004 

Award for Managing Health at Work 

Judge: Cary
Cooper, professor of organisational psychology and health, Lancaster
University Management

Shortlisted teams: Preston
Primary Care Trust, Severn Trent Water, Sheffield City Council, South Wales

24 August 2004 

Award for HR Collaboration

 Judge: John Smythe,
organisational fellow, McKinsey and Company

Shortlisted teams: Fujitsu Services, HBOS, The AA,
Yorkshire Water

7 September 2004

Award for Innovation in Measuring Human

Judge: Denise Kingsmill,
former chair of the Government’s Accounting for People

Shortlisted teams: HR Dashboard, Nationwide
Building Society, T-Mobile (UK), The Gallup Organization

14 September 2004

Age Positive at Work Award 

Judge: Binna Kandola, founder of diversity consultancy Pearn Kandola

Shortlisted teams: Tesco,
HBOS, Land Registry, London & Quadrant Housing Group

21 September 2004

Award for Excellence in Graduate Recruitment

Judge: Alison Hodgson, UK
and Ireland
resourcing manager, Sodexho,
and chair of the Association of Graduate Recruiters  

Shortlisted teams: KPMG, PWC, Scottish Power, Shell
People Services

28 September 2004

HR Director of the Year Award

Judge: Beverley Shears, HR director and
deputy managing director at South West Trains. Beverley was the winner of the
HR Director of the Year Award 2003  

Shortlisted individuals: William Gibbon, Barclays
Africa; Helen Giles, Broadway Homelessness and Support; Angela O’Connor, Crown
Prosecution Service; Mike Taylor, Hewlett-Packard

5 October 2004

Award for Innovation in Recruitment and

 Judge: Janet Rubin, independent HR

Shortlisted teams: B&Q, O2, T-Mobile
Virgin Mobile

12 October 2004

Award for Innovation in Career Development 

Judge: Bob Arnold, director of client
solutions, Chiumento Career Management Specialists

Shortlisted teams: Audit Commission, Crown
Prosecution Service, Quintiles Ltd, Signet Trading Ltd

19 October 2004

Award for best HR Strategy in line with

Judge: Terry Morgan, chief executive,
Tube Lines

Shortlisted teams: BAE Systems, CB Richard Ellis, South
West Trains, West Bromwich Building Society

26 October 2004

Employer Branding Award 

Judge: Belinda Kent-Lemmon, founder of Occam HR consultancy

Shortlisted teams: Argos
Limited, Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council, London & Quadrant Housing
Group, Loop Customer Management Ltd

2 November 2004

Award for Global HR Strategy

Judge: Mark Childs, vice president
reward at the CIPD, and HR consultant

Shortlisted teams: BT Global Services, Compass
Group, UBS AG, US Airways

9 November 2004

Award for Excellence in HR through

Judge: John Steele, chairman of advisory
board of Accenture HR Services, and council member of

Shortlisted teams: Bupa, Defra, Jaguar & Land Rover UK, Shell People Services

16 November 2004

Award for Excellence in Training

Judge: Eric Burrows, director of
consultancy at The Work Foundation

Shortlisted teams: Asda,
Avis Rent-a-Car, GNER, Thomas Cook Tour Operators



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