The Middle East HR Excellence Awards are divided into nine categories. Descriptions are listed under each
category and should be addressed in the synopsis and supporting material. All material submitted should relate to
achievements from November 2012 to September 2013.
HR Professional of the Year
This award is bestowed upon an individual who has demonstrated the development of creative and effective HR strategies, policies and practices which have significantly benefited their organisation throughout the last 12 months.
Young HR Professional of the Year
This award recognises emerging talent in the field of human resources and identifies an individual who shows high potential for future achievement in the profession. Nominees should be less than 35 years of age.
Achievement in Government HR
Highlighting excellence in HR in the public sector for developing current and emerging leaders within government organisations and ensuring first-class provision and delivery of services.
Employer of the Year
This award is bestowed upon a company or organisation that can demonstrate superior people management strategies resulting in a productive, engaged and motivated workforce and becoming an employer of choice.
HR Initiative of the Year
This award recognises the successful implementation of a well planned and executed HR strategy within the last 12 months. This initiative will have demonstrable results which have directly benefited the organisation involved.
Nationalisation Initiative of the Year
This award recognises the successful implementation of a well-planned Nationalisation strategy within the last 12 months. This initiative will have demonstrable results in increasing and retaining the number of Nationals in an organisation.
Looking at clearly defined strategies, goals and implementation for campaigns in each of the following key disciplines. Each should have a strongly developed business case demonstrating the ways in which the initiative or people practice is aligned to business priorities
Demonstrating excellence and creativity in the area of recruitment, employer branding and candidate selection
Learning and Development Programme
Highlighting the most outstanding organisational benefits by directly linking the training needs of their people to the business needs of their organisation
Rewarding the implementation and planning of a coaching, training and executive development strategy to promote and develop leaders