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Checklist for award-winning entries at HR Excellence Awards 2018

In this part two of the seriesPriya Veeriah showcases our judges’ key checklist that will help you craft an award-worthy entry for the upcoming HR Excellence Awards.

Dato’ Norashikin binti Ismail, human resources director, Synthomer

How to win — A burning passion for continuous improvement, going the extra mile to achieve this, and possessing a winning spirit to be an over achiever are the signs that Dato’ Norashikin is looking out for.

HR’s role — She breaks it down into three specific areas:

  • As part of talent management, a steady talent pipeline, competent leadership and a nurturing culture are all important.
  • Secondly, building an open and safe workplace that encourages employee engagement, and lastly a competitive rewards scheme are all necessary for HR to achieve functional excellence.
  • “HR’s ability to deliver and gain credibility from its business partners would deem it as trustworthy,” she says, thereby adding value to the business in the long run.
Angeline Low, divisional general manager, group talent management, Eco World Development Group

How to win — “A team should be agile and forward thinking to stand out!” remarks Low as she points out that winners will be identified based on their knowledge on latest market trends, ability to reinvent and benchmarking against best practices.

She draws references to the Aon model of “say, stay and strive” particularly when building an engaged workforce, by looking at the wide spectrum across an employee’s life cycle.

HR’s role — Data mastery has become an imperative skill for HR leaders as HR functions shift away from administration and reporting, towards analysing and prediction. This enables HR to become a value adding partner by ensuring parallel business and people strategies.

Siau Swee Furn, general manager - group human capital management, Telekom Malaysia 

How to win — Furn is on the lookout for organisations that push the boundaries of people strategy through people analytics while balancing between data transparency and governance, innovation in redefining workplace and flexible workplace arrangements with proven increased productivity.

“HR teams need to demonstrate how they successfully leverage on digitisation and digitalisation of the workplace to create an ecosystem that accentuates people experience and ultimately creating business value,” she affirms.

HR’s role — This includes creating experiences at workplaces and delivering them with sincerity and genuine purpose at heart with the best interests of the company and employees. Individuals who possess high integrity, right values, and strong purpose to serve the greater good are needed. 

About HR Excellence Awards 2018

This is Asia’s only regional awards that serve as a platform to honour and celebrate organisations that deliver business growth alongside strategic human capital strategy with confidence in scaling the HR industry. Be a force to be reckoned with by your peers and submit an entry today!

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