All of us would proudly admit that HR has become a very strategic function that not only looks after people, but also helps build top-tier organisations through the attraction, development and retention of talent. In light of this, Human Resources Online finds it imperative to recognise and call out the fantastic work HR leaders and their teams are undertaking in order to support overall company direction and budgets.

This year, this was done in the presence of close to 750 attendees at the annual HR Excellence Awards 2019, Singapore edition on 11 October - our biggest awards night yet!

The gala dinner was held at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore and produced by Priya Veeriah. What's evolved from the previous awards is the categories that we brought forward, in line with your feedback and fast-paced working environment. Tonight, we saw awards in 27 relevant categories, including three brand-new sections: HR Manager of the Year; Excellence in Business Transformation; and Excellence in Retention Strategy.

[Jump straight to: Winners and photos, HR Excellence Awards 2019, Singapore]

Over the past seven years, Human Resources Online has established the HR Excellence Awards in Singapore with the objective of recognising the most exceptional initiatives across strategic HR functions, in an effort to promote and celebrate excellence in HR practices and leadership in Asia and the Middle East.

As with each year, the jury comprises respected and experienced HR leaders from organisations who are passionate about human capital excellence.

Human Resources Online would like to thank our judges and finalists for all their hard work and belief in this award. And of course, a huge thank-you to our sponsors and partners for helping make this event possible!

Gold sponsor Fullerton Health

Silver sponsor SWAT

Official wine partner Crystal Wines

Official video production partner Graphiss Media

Official photography partner Live!Studios

On that note, Human Resources Online is pleased to present all the winners from the HR Excellence Awards 2019, Singapore:

[Full list of winners: HR Excellence Awards 2019, Singapore]

[Check out some photos from the event here]

Also view the full winners’ list below:

[gold appears first, followed by silver, then bronze]

Excellence in HR Change Management

  • Bank of Singapore
  • Standard Chartered
  • UTAC Headquarters Pt. Ltd.
Excellence in HR Communication Strategy
  • Food Republic
  • Scoot
Excellence in Innovative Use of HR Tech
  • HP Inc.
  • GlaxoSmithKline Pte Ltd
  • Fraser and Neave, Limited
Excellence in Work-Life Balance
  • Maybank
  • Yeo Hiap Seng Limited
  • Cartus Corporation Pte Ltd
Excellence in Workplace Wellbeing
  • ARA Asset Management Limited
  • Ayudhya Capital Services Company Limited
Excellence in Corporate Wellness 
  • British-American Tobacco Singapore Private Limited
  • Aberdeen Standard Investments
Excellence in Retention Strategy
  • Tata Consultancy Services Asia Pacific
  • ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited
  • Metro Pacific Investments Corporation
Most People-focused CEO
  • Teo Tzai Win Melvin, Yeo Hiap Seng Limited
[gold appears first, followed by silver, then bronze]

Excellence in Recruitment

  • United Overseas Bank
  • Expedia Group
  • NTUC First Campus Co-operative Ltd
Excellence in Employee Engagement
  • Government Technology Agency
  • Zouk Clarke Quay
  • Schindler Lifts (Singapore)
Excellence in Leadership Development
  • OCBC Bank
  • Schroders Singapore
Excellence in Business Transformation 
  • RHB Singapore
  • Ericsson, South East Asia Oceania and India
  • Henkel Singapore Pte Ltd
Young HR Talent of the Year
  • Joyanne Ong, RE&S Enterprises Pte Ltd
Excellence in HR Innovation
  • Etiqa Insurance Pte Ltd
  • Sembcorp Marine Ltd
  • Cycle & Carriage Singapore
[gold appears first, followed by silver, then bronze]

Excellence in Employer Branding

  • CrimsonLogic Pte Ltd
  • Keppel People Services
  • Oracle Corporation Singapore - Talent Advisory JAPAC
Excellence in Graduate Recruitment & Development
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions
  • Infineon Technologies Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
  • ThoughtWorks
Excellence in CSR Strategy
  • Changi Airport Group (S) Pte Ltd
  • Teleflex Incorporated
  • Novartis Singapore
Excellence in Talent Management
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions
  • Maersk Singapore
  • Procter & Gamble Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa
Excellence in HR Team Collaboration
  • Ramada and Days Hotels by Wyndham Singapore at Zhongshan Park
  • Essilor International
  • Cabot Microelectronics
Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion 
  • Schroders Singapore
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Everise
HR Manager of the Year
  • Sharon Lam Hang, Mundipharma
[gold appears first, followed by silver, then bronze]

Excellence in Workplace Culture

  • Ministry of Manpower
  • Circles.Life
  • Edwards Lifesciences (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Excellence in Total Rewards Strategy
  • SAP
  • Centurion Corporation Limited
  • Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia Pte Ltd
Excellence in Learning & Development
  • National University of Singapore
  • Bank of Ayudhya Public Company Limited
Excellence in Women Empowerment Strategy
  • Vodafone
  • Accenture Pte Ltd
  • Societe Generale
Employer of the Year
  • Bank of Singapore
  • Siemens Healthineers Singapore
  • Vodafone
HR Leader of the Year
  • Daniel Tam, Schroders Singapore
[Check out photos from the event here]