The telecommunications firm was presented with its award by Personnel Today’s editor Karen Dempsey and impressionist and comedian Rory Bremner at a glittering ceremony.
Vodafone beat 12 other award winners to the top prize, after taking the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Group Employee Engagement award.
Matthew Brearley, HR director at 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.”
Winners in 12 other categories included:
HR impact – BSkyB
Employer branding – Cross Key Homes
HR director of the year – Sharon Benson
Recruitment and retention – Royal Bank of Scotland
Business partnering – AA
Training – Maybourne Hotels
Reward and recognition – Park Lane College
HR strategy in line with business – Broadway
Diversity – Yorkshire Water
Talent management – Amey
HR measurement – Standard Chartered
Excellence in HR through technology – AstraZeneca
Helen Giles, HR director at charity Broadway, said: “We are very happy and proud. We’re delighted that a small charity for homeless people could demonstrate as much excellence as a private sector company for our work.”
And Airi Healey, head of volume resourcing at Royal Bank of Scotland, said: “It’s a real pleasure, we are utterly delighted.
“We had an innovative approach. HR worked with business divisions across the UK, and a lot of people made recruitment and retention a particular success.”