Best HR Management System
Best of breed payroll, ATS, LMS and TMS systems are often excellent but many companies prefer the consistency and centralised control offered by all-encompassing, end-to-end HR management systems which include all HR technology modules. The winner of the “Best HR Management System” award is the software company which has developed the HRMS which ticks all the boxes and adds the most value for its customers.
Best Talent Management Software
Talent management is a relatively new concept and talent management software is even newer. And yet smart TMS applications are increasingly essential for companies which need an enterprise system to manage the life cycle of all their employees – from recruitment to performance management to learning & career development to retention and succession planning. The winner of the “Best Talent Management Software” category is the software company which has developed the talent management system that provides the most value.
Best Learning Management System
The verdict is in: Keeping track of the required skills for every role, at every level, in every market and monitoring how every employee is progressing through those required skills and making that data available to all stakeholders in real time is beyond the capabilities of the trusty spreadsheet. Thankfully learning management systems have been developed to take on these tasks and the “Best Learning Development System” award will go to the software company which has developed the LMS which best meets the HR profession’s learning & development needs.
Best Applicant Tracking Software
Anyone who has sorted through 200 resumes to fill a single role will understand how tedious it is to manage job applications. Now think about filling 200 roles in six markets over a 12 month period with a quarter of those candidates applying for more than one role. Impossibly complex. An intuitive applicant tracking system is the answer. The winner of the “Best Applicant Tracking Software” award is the software company that has developed the ATS package which has both saved time and unlocked value for its customers.
Best Payroll Software
Back in the good old days employees got a cheque at the end of the month, if they were lucky they got a payslip. How times have changed – salary, commission, bonus, flexible benefits, tax, leave, expenses, time & attendance plus the need for self-service capabilities, cloud-based accessibility and multiple layers of security have all conspired to make a smart payroll package an essential item for all companies. The winner of the “Best Payroll Software” award is the company which has developed the most intuitive and most valuable payroll system.
Best Recruitment Process Outsourcing Partner
Resourcing and the administrative side of contract and permanent recruitment takes up a huge amount of time and soaks up large volumes of HR department resources, time and effort which could be put to more valuable use if allocated to more strategic HR management issues. The winner of the “Best Recruitment Processing Outsourcing Partner” category is the company that takes the administrative recruitment work off its clients’ hands and delivers the most value for its clients.
Best Payroll Outsourcing Partner
One of the keys to advancing the HR function is the ability of HR professionals to free themselves of administrative HR functions which will enable them to focus on strategic HR management issues. Outsourcing payroll to a reliable third party is a god-send for many companies and the winner of the “Best Payroll Outsourcing Partner” award is the company that best delivers bottom line value for its clients as a result of taking on and improving payroll administration.
Best Training Venue
Deciding where to hold the training session is often just as important as deciding which training will take place. Sometimes the company conference room or office pantry area is fine but in most cases training is more effective when it takes place offsite at a neutral venue. The best training venue encourages communication, creativity and confidence within set budgets and the winner of the “Best Training Venue” award best delivers these attributes on a consistent basis.
Best Team Building Training Provider
Teams that work together with genuine team spirit are the teams which perform the best and deliver the most value to their companies. Sometimes team spirit sparks by itself but most of the time it requires hard work and smart techniques. Most of the time those smart techniques are provided by team building specialists and the winner of the “Best Team Building Training Provider” category is consistently able to transform groups of employees into high performing teams who work hard for each other, communicate effectively and achieve fantastic results.
Best IT Training Provider
In the knowledge economy the ability to operate a PC and pick up both basic and advanced technical skills quickly is a distinct advantage. Great IT training companies take employees with rudimentary technical skills and return them with the ability to operate specific software applications with ease. The winner of the “Best IT Training Provider” award can demonstrate the ability to upskill employees quickly and efficiently.
Best Sales Training Provider
There are salespeople who have the gift of the gab and then there are true sales professionals who understand how to get their clients to open up, appreciate the value of listening and really provide their clients with the products and services they need within set budgets. True sales professionals consistently exceed their targets and drive the revenue performance of their companies and the winner of the “Best Sales Training Provider” category is the company that is in the business of transforming friendly and chatty salespeople into high performing sales professionals.
Best Management Training Provider
The sad fact is most managers learn how to manage people on the job and as a result they make far more mistakes and lose far more people from their teams compared to managers who received management training before they were tasked with running teams. Great management training providers equip new and experienced managers with people management tools which in turn leads to improved bottom line business performance and the winner of the “Best Management Training Provider” award achieves this for its clients on a consistent basis.
Best Car Leasing Provider
Most expatriates experienced the freedom to travel in their home countries and the majority of those expect the same freedom in their new cities – they either need a car or a car with a driver. Great car leasing companies provide quality motor vehicles that suit the expat driver and back up their cars with excellent after-sales service. The winner of the “Best Car Leasing Provider” category best demonstrates these traits.
Best Serviced Apartment Company
Recently relocated expatriate staff and their families need to live somewhere appropriate while they wait for their personal belongings to arrive from their previous city and take the time required to decide on where they are going to live permanently. This can take as long as six months. Serviced apartments are often the perfect solution and the winner of the “Best Serviced Apartment Company” category is the organisation which supplies the best quality serviced apartments and the best level of service to its corporate clients.
Best Mobility & Orientation Consultant
Navigating the logistical challenges involved in shipping containers full of household items is one thing, getting relocated staff settled in their new city and back to work with minimal business disruption is another. The best mobility and orientation consultants prepare the relocated manager (and his/her family) for changes in culture prior to the move, take care of immigration administration, work out tax issues, provide advice on banking and other legal and statutory requirements and get the expat executive into the office ASAP. The winner of the “Best Mobility & Orientation Consultant” winner best exemplifies these traits.
Best Relocation Company
Relocating key staff across the world has become commonplace but that doesn’t mean that the physical transportation of personal effects has gotten any less complicated. Layered on top of the logistical challenges is the human factor (ie, the expatriate staff member and his/her family) which means care of goods, timing, communication and customer service must be beyond approach. The winner of the “Best Relocation Company” category is the relocation firm which both delights expat staff and reduces the administrative burden on its clients’ HR and mobility departments.
Best Corporate Healthcare Provider
To avoid healthcare costs spiraling out of control and to maintain policy consistency, many smart companies engage healthcare providers to treat their employees, put them on the road to a speedy recovery and to raise corporate wellness. The winner of the “Best Corporate Healthcare Provider” award is the hospital, clinic, health screener or other healthcare provider which gets company staff back to health and keeps them healthy.
Best Employee Insurance Vendor
While cash is king in HR professionals’ compensation & benefits arsenal, medical and life insurance is an increasingly important benefit. Employers need reliable employee insurance providers which offer affordable packages and are flexible enough to keep the most demanding members of staff happy. The financial services firm which provides companies with employee insurance for their workforces the best possible way will take home the “Best Employee Insurance Vendor” award.
Best Retirement & Pension Plan Provider
In a few Asian markets governments play a leading role in retirement planning while in other markets pensions are largely managed by the private sector. Regardless of country-specific laws and government policy, financial services firms play an important role in retirement planning and in helping HR professionals add attractive corporate retirement & pension elements to their employees’ benefits packages. The winner of the “Best Retirement & Pension Plan Provider” category is the financial services firm which best helps companies offer retirement & pension solutions to their staff.
Best Compensation & Benefits Consultant
The fact that employees are in control of today’s talent market has meant that compensation, benefits and rewards strategy has been elevated to a much higher priority. Compensation & benefits consultants provide HR professionals with the data they need to build competitive packages that don’t break the business and also advice on how to structure and communicate remuneration policy, a complicated task which only gets more difficult when rolled out across multiple markets and tax jurisdictions. The winner of the “Best Compensation & Benefits Consultant” award is the company that provides the best insights and advice to its clients.
Best Outplacement Consultant
With the ebb and flow of business cycles and regular merger & acquisition activity, downsizing is an ever-present part of the corporate landscape. Outplacement consultants are engaged by reputable companies to help their redundant staff enhance their skills and re-enter the workforce with minimum disruption. The winner of the “Best Outplacement Consultant” award is the outplacement firm which consistently gets recently-redundant staff back to work quickly, effectively and respectfully.
Best Leadership Development Consultant
From functional lead to business unit head then all the way to the C-Suite, leaders who come from within the company are much more likely to succeed than if they were recruited externally. Therefore, plan A is always to identify the organisation’s high potentials, keep them in the company and develop them into leaders. This doesn’t happen all by itself and increasingly even the best managed companies turn to leadership development consultants for help. The winner of the “Best Leadership Development Consultant” category is the consultancy which best helps its clients consistently develop the next generation of leaders.
Best Succession Planning Consultant
In a perfect world, when one employee leaves a company his or her colleague would seamlessly step into their shoes and the business would not skip a beat. Unfortunately that rarely happens – in the real world, staff leave and the company grinds to a halt. The winner of the “Best Succession Planning Consultant” award is the company that best ingrains succession planning and talent development into the corporate culture of its clients.
Best Background Screening Provider
The growing incidence of false and fraudulent information in candidate applications has increased the need for the type of robust background checking only specialists can provide. In addition to leaving a company open to embarrassment, being fooled by false candidate credentials can allow fraudsters into the organisation where they can do untold damage. The winner of the “Best Background Screening Provider” category demonstrates excellence in protecting employers from unscrupulous candidates.
Best Psychometric Testing Provider
In the current environment of data-driven HR decision making, psychometric testing has migrated from the fringe to become an increasingly common part of the talent acquisition process. Psychometric testing is used by companies to ensure that shortlists are free of people whose personalities do not gel with employers’ culture and environment and the winner of the “Best Psychometric Testing Provider” award is the company that provides insights into candidate personality and future behaviour on a consistent basis.
Best Employer Branding Consultant
In order to attract the best talent, companies need to be known as great places to work – this is the essence of a valuable employer brand. Strong employer brands don’t happen by accident, they are the product of smart strategies and great employer brand consultants are the best in the business at helping companies achieve that outcome. The winner of the “Best Employer Branding Consultant” category is the employer brand consultant which best delivers visible employer brand improvements for its clients.
Best Overall Recruitment Firm
Being recognised as a leading recruitment firm in one area is one thing, but demonstrating leadership in all areas of recruitment takes a very special organisation. The winner of the “Best Overall Recruitment Firm” award is the recruitment firm which best matches the right candidates, regardless of age or experience, with the right roles in the right organisations across the entire recruitment and talent acquisition spectrum.
Best Recruitment Firm – Senior management roles
Talking to senior managers and discussing their careers takes a sophisticated set of skills, not the least of which is the ability to communicate at their level and establish trust. Identifying senior candidates who are ready for business unit management or top leadership roles and then persuading them to move is an extremely difficult task and the “Best Recruitment Firm – Senior management roles over US$10k per month” category winner is the recruitment firm which can best demonstrate consistent success in this high level area.
Best Recruitment Firm – Mid-management roles
Mid-level talent is often the trickiest to recruit. Experienced enough to understand their core function yet not sufficiently seasoned to take full control of the business, high calibre middle managers are confident in their abilities and well looked after by their current employers. But they are looking to accelerate their careers and are open to joining a new employer if it meant taking a step up into a more senior role. The winner of the “Best Recruitment Firm – Mid-management roles US$4k-US$10k per month” award is the recruitment firm which excels at identifying high potential talent and linking them with the companies and roles which are the best fit.
Best Recruitment Firm – Non-management roles
Junior staff keep the wheels of the organisation turning and feed the company’s talent development programmes to become the leaders of tomorrow. Attracting the right junior staff is hugely important and the winner of the “Best Recruitment Firm – Non-management roles under US$4k per month” category is the recruitment firm which best supplies its clients with high calibre entry-level and junior talent.
Best Recruitment Website
Career websites fulfill one of the most basic needs HR professionals have – finding candidates. While all recruitment websites have their strengths and weaknesses, the winner of the “Best Recruitment Website” award is the career site which best ticks the most boxes on the HR professional’s wish list – active candidates, design, user experience, quality of candidates, response, price, etc.
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13 October 2015
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4 November 2015
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