Human Resources has announced a total of 127 finalists in this year's HR Excellence Awards, Asia’s only regional awards recognising and celebrating excellence in HR strategy & execution.

Now in its fifth year, the 2015 awards attracted a record number of entries from leading companies and organisations in 23 categories.

All awards were reviewed and assessed by the respected HR practitioners who made up the HR Excellence Awards jury.

"The HR Excellence Awards continues to promote innovation, leadership and excellence in the most important areas of human resources and human capital management," said Aditi Sharma Kalra, regional editor of Human Resources magazine.

"We are so pleased that the finalists that have been selected by the judges uphold the same values and best practices."

HR Excellence Awards 2015 will honour organisations and individuals which have excelled in HR strategy, compensation & benefits, learning & development, corporate social responsibility, employee engagement, diversity, employer branding, leadership development and many more.

"The judging criteria used for evaluating the entries are anchored on industry standards, extensiveness of impact and quality of outcomes," said Jenilyn Rabino, regional producer at Human Resources magazine.

"This is why winning an award at the HR Excellence Awards validates the integrity and prestige of the winning organisation."

Here is the complete list of finalists for HR Excellence Awards 2015 - Singapore:

Excellence in HR Strategic Plan

  • Mitsubishi Corporation
  • National Environment Agency
  • SATS
  • SMRT Corp
Excellence in HR Social Media
  • DBS Bank
  • IPG Mediabrands
  • Prime Minister's Office, Public Service Division
  • SingTel
Excellence in Compensation & Benefits Strategy
  • ABWIN
  • DBS Bank
  • Singtel
  • SMRT Corp
  • Unilever
Excellence in Cross-Border HR Programmes
  • IPG Mediabrands
  • Mitsubishi
  • SingTel
  • Venture Corporation
Excellence in Employee Diversity & Inclusion Strategies
  • Deloitte
  • Mitsubishi
  • Unilever
Excellence in Innovative Use of HR Technology
  • American Express
  • Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore
  • SATS
  • SilverNeedle Hospitality
  • Unilever
Excellence in Talent Management
  • ANZ Banking Group
  • Building & Construction Authority
  • SingTel
  • SMRT Corp
  • Unilever
Excellence in Employee Development
  • ANZ Banking Group
  • Defence Science & Technology Agency
  • Mitsubishi Corporation
  • National Environment Agency
  • SingTel
  • SPRING Singapore
  • Unilever
Excellence in Employer Branding
  • Deloitte & Touche
  • Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore
  • Prime Minister's Office, Public Service Division
  • SingTel
  • Unilever
Excellence in Graduate Development
  • CrimsonLogic
  • Deloitte & Touche
  • Mondelēz
  • Noble Group
  • SingTel
  • SMRT Corp
  • Unilever
Excellence in Mature Workforce Practices
  • Banyan Tree Holdings
  • Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore
  • Ministry of Manpower
  • National Environment Agency
  • SingTel
  • SMRT Corp
  • Suntec Singapore
Excellence in Recruitment & Retention Strategy
  • ABWIN Pte Ltd
  • Australia and New Zealand Banking Group
  • Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore
  • Kadence International
  • Unilever
Excellence in Training, Learning & Development Programmes
  • ANZ Banking Group
  • BNP Paribas
  • Levi Strauss & Co
  • Ministry of Manpower
  • SATS
  • SMRT Corp
  • Unilever
  • Venture Corporation
Excellence in CSR Practices
  • ANZ Banking Group
  • Baker & McKenzie Wong & Leow
  • Building & Construction Authority
  • Deloitte & Touche
  • Levi Strauss & Co
  • National Environment Agency
  • SingTel
  • Yahoo
Excellence in Employee Engagement
  • Deloitte & Touche
  • HSL Constructor
  • Ministry of Manpower
  • National Environment Agency
  • National Kidney Foundation
  • Ramada & Days Hotels Singapore
  • SATS
  • SingTel
  • SMRT Corp
  • Yahoo
Excellence in Employee Work-Life Balance
  • ABWIN
  • Building & Construction Authority
  • HSL Constructor
  • Ministry of Manpower
  • National Environment Agency
  • Ramada & Days Hotels Singapore
  • Verz Design
Excellence in Leadership Development
  • Amcor Flexibles
  • ANZ Banking Group
  • Building & Construction Authority
  • Defence Science & Technology Agency
  • InterContinental Hotels Group
  • Mitsubishi
  • Prime Minister's Office, Public Service Division
  • Singapore Armed Forces
  • SingTel
  • SPRING Singapore
  • Unilever
  • Yahoo
HR Young Talent of the Year (Individual Award)
  • ABWIN Pte Ltd - Bryan Ngang
  • ABWIN Pte Ltd - Celine Hong
  • National Environment Agency - Kang Wan Lin
HR Professional of the Year (Individual Award)
  • Accor Hotels Asia Pacific - Patrick Ollivier
  • Australia and New Zealand Banking Group - Joey Lim
  • Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore - Lau Yin Cheng
  • Yahoo - Vineet Gambhir
Excellence in Workplace Well-Being
  • American Express
  • HSL Constructor
  • Kadence International
  • Ministry of Manpower
  • National Kidney Foundation
  • SingTel
  • Unilever
SME Employer of the Year
  • Kadence International
  • Sigma-Aldrich
HR Team of the Year
  • Ministry of Manpower
  • Singapore Public Service Division
  • SPRING Singapore
  • Unilever
  • Yahoo
The HR Excellence Awards are judged solely by an esteemed jury of over 60 regional heads of HR from around Asia, making it the only HR awards in Asia based on a peer review system.

Companies represented on the HR Excellence Awards jury are the most respected Fortune 500 organisations and some of the biggest employers in Asia and the 2015 jury is no different.

Past HR Excellence Awards winners are a who’s who of the most respected HR teams in Asia – AccorHotels, Agilent Technologies, ANZ Bank, Astro Holdings, BASF, BMW, Cisco Systems, DBS Bank, Dell, Deloitte, eBay, Ericsson, Ernst & Young, Facebook, Fuji Xerox, Google, Groupon, KPMG, Land Transport Authority, Malaysia Airports, Manulife, Maybank, McCann Erickson, Media Prima, Ministry of Manpower, National Environment Agency, PwC, Philips, Samsung, Siemens, Singapore Telecommunications, SMRT Corporation, Star Publications, Starwood Hotels, Thomson Reuters, UPS, VMWare, Unilever, Waggener Edstrom and many more have all proudly accepted HR Excellence Awards trophies over the years.

The Malaysian awards were held recently, the Singapore awards will be held on Thursday 8 October while the Hong Kong awards will be held a week later on 15 October.

For more information on the HR Excellence Awards and to review the award categories, visit the event website www.hrexcellenceawards.asia or contact Seraphine Neoh on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call +65 6423 0329.