HRM Awards 2016: A night to savour

The showpiece event fully lived up to its billing as “the Oscars” of the local HR industry.

It was a night of thrills and spills as more than 800 HR and business leaders gathered at the industry’s most glamorous night of the year on March 4 (Friday) to celebrate and reward great HR at the 13th Annual HRM Awards, held at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore.

Unilever Asia stole the show by snagging the top gong - the Hays Award for Employer of Choice. The organisation also scooped up the Best Talent Management Practices Award and a Special Recognition Award for Best Leadership Development.

In line with HRM Asia’s continuing efforts to herald the achievements of Singapore’s Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), a further four categories were added to recognise and reward the hard work of HR professionals and business leaders of local SMEs.

Atlas Sound and Vision came out tops by winning the coveted SME Employer of the Year.

This year’s edition saw a total of 28 categories in this year's HRM Awards.

Royal Plaza on Scotts, Ramada and Days Hotels Singapore At Zhongshan Park, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel and Banyan Tree Holdings Limited walked away with the remaining awards dedicated to SMEs, namely the Best Engagement and Retention Strategies Award, Best Talent Management Practices Award, Best Training, Learning and Development Award and Best Work-Life Balance Award respectively.

Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), UBS AG, Changi Airport Group, SMRT Corporation, Banyan Tree Holdings Limited and Dell were also among the organisations that garnered more than one award at the 2016 HRM Awards.

It was also a night to remember for government departments, with the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and Singapore Armed Forces emerging as winners in the Ikeda Spa Prestige Award for Best Work-Life Balance (>500 Employees) and Best Leadership Development  categories respectively.

The Frazer Jones Award for Outstanding Contribution to HR was bestowed upon Lee Murphy, Senior HR Director, Microsoft Asia Pacific.

Murphy, who unfortunately could not attend the Awards as he was on a business trip, is responsible for leading the HR function in Microsoft Asia Pacific as senior HR director, and works closely with the Senior Leadership Team to drive the people agenda in the region to create a difference both in people and business performance in order to realise continued growth for Microsoft Asia Pacific.

Lynne Roeder, Managing Director, Hays Singapore, revealed that HRM Awards was truly HR’s most important night of the year.

“We are delighted to be title sponsor of the 2016 HRM Awards and sponsor of the Employer of Choice award for the sixth year running. What a fabulous occasion and what a pleasure it’s been for Hays to be involved once again with such a timely, important and prestigious event in the HR industry calendar,” she said.

On the significance of sponsoring the Employer of Choice award, Lynne explained, “The Hays Award for Employer of Choice celebrates commitment to human capital by recognising exceptional organisations at the forefront of innovative HR practices.”

“At Hays, we passionately believe the right person can transform an organisation. That’s why we recognise the significance of having a strong employer brand to attract the right talent that can power organisations forward.”

HRM Asia would like to congratulate all the winners from the  2016 HRM Awards. We look forward to seeing you again next year!

For more images, visit: http://hrmawards.com/gallery.php       

HRM Awards 2016 Honour Roll

Category

Winner

Special Recognition

Best Diversity & Inclusion Strategies

Bloomberg

Singapore Post Limited

Best Performance Management

Singtel

Building and Construction Authority (BCA)

Ikeda Spa Prestige Award for Best Work-Life Balance (>500 Employees)

Ministry of Manpower (MOM)

N.A.

Best Work-Life Balance (<500 employees)

Banyan Tree Holdings Limited

N.A.

Best Social HR

Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA)

Dell

Best CSR Practices

Banyan Tree Holdings Limited

The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore

Best Reward & Recognition Strategies

Singtel

SMRT Corporation

Silver Spring Award for Best Silver Talent and Re-employment Practices

Cold Storage Singapore

Singapore Post Limited

Best Use of HR Technology

Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA)

Singapore Land Authority

Best Health & Wellbeing

DBS Bank

 

Keppel Offshore & Marine

Kaplan Professional Award for Best Training, Learning & Development (>500 Employees)

UBS AG

 

N.A.

Best Training, Learning & Development (<500 Employees)

Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel

 

N.A.

CareerBuilder Award for Best Graduate Development

UBS AG

 

Mondelez Asia Pacific

Best Recruitment Strategies

Changi Airport Group (Singapore)

Dell

Best Engagement & Retention Strategies (>500 Employees)

SMRT Corporation

 

N.A.

Best Engagement & Retention Strategies (<500 Employees)

Royal Plaza on Scotts

 

N.A.

Best Leadership Development

 

Singapore Armed Forces

 

Unilever Asia

STJobs Award for Best Employer Branding

Changi Airport Group (Singapore)

Starwood Asia Pacific Hotels & Resorts

Frazer Jones Award for Outstanding Contribution to HR

Lee Murphy, Senior HR Director, Microsoft Asia Pacific

N.A.

Best Talent Management Practices (>500 Employees)

Unilever Asia

 

N.A.

Best Talent Management Practices (<500 Employees)

Ramada and Days Hotels Singapore At Zhongshan Park

N.A.

Best HR Young Gun

Sophie Kwok, Transition Manager, HR Strategic Change Programs – Small and Midsized Countries, UBS AG

N.A.

Best HR Manager

Nicolette Oh, Senior Manager, Talent Attraction and Branding, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA)

N.A.

Robert Walters Award for Best HR Leader

Gerard Koh, Vice President, Human Resources, SMRT Corporation

N.A.

Randstad Award for Best C-Suite Leader

Edmund Kwok, Chief Executive Officer, National Kidney Foundation

N.A.

HRM Asia Award for HR Team of the Year

Singtel

N.A.

SMEs @ HR Summit Award for SME Employer of the Year

Atlas Sound & Vision

N.A.

Hays Award for Employer of Choice

Unilever Asia

N.A.

 

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