The search for the brightest stars and most outstanding HR achievements is over - the finalists for the annual HR Excellence Awards have been announced.

The HR Excellence Awards, Asia's most respected awards celebrating excellence in outstanding human capital strategy and execution, honours high-calibre practitioners and organisations excelling in various areas of HR through the most successful HR initiatives.

The HR Excellence Awards is a prestigious awards ceremony happening in Kuala Lumpur on 4 October, in Hong Kong on 6 October, and in Singapore on 9 October.

"The HR Excellence Awards’ finalists have demonstrated programmes that show their success in keeping up with shifting trends, yet deliver results for their organisations." said Aditi Sharma Kalra, regional editor of Human Resources magazine.

Here is the complete list of finalists for HR Excellence Awards 2016 – Malaysia:

Excellence in Recruitment

  • British American Tobacco
  • IHS Markit Malaysia
  • Manulife Holdings
  • Maybank
  • SAP
  • Unilever Malaysia
Excellence in Employer Branding
  • AIA
  • British American Tobacco
  • FOREFRONT International
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Maybank
  • SAP
  • Unilever Malaysia
Excellence in Graduate Recruitment & Development
  • Alliance Bank Malaysia
  • CIMB Group
  • Coca-Cola Bottlers Malaysia
  • Infineon Technologies
  • KPMG in Malaysia
  • Mah Sing Group
  • Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA)
  • Maybank
Excellence in Compensation & Benefits Strategy
  • AUO SunPower
  • Human Resources Development Fund
  • Siemens Malaysia
  • Unilever Malaysia
Excellence in Employee Healthcare
  • AIA
  • AUO SunPower
  • Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur
  • Prudential Assurance Malaysia
Excellence in Learning & Development
  • British American Tobacco
  • CIMB Group
  • Coca-Cola Bottlers Malaysia
  • Federal Express Services
  • IHS Markit Malaysia
  • Leaderonomics
  • Unilever Malaysia
Excellence in Employee Development
  • British American Tobacco
  • CIMB Group
  • DHL
  • FOREFRONT International
  • Human Resources Development Fund
  • Merck Sharp & Dohme
  • Unilever Malaysia
Excellence in Leadership Development
  • British American Tobacco
  • CIMB Group
  • FOREFRONT International
  • INTI International University & Colleges
  • Leaderonomics
  • Unilever Malaysia
Excellence in Employee Engagement
  • Arvato Systems Malaysia
  • British American Tobacco
  • DHL
  • Hilton Kuala Lumpur
  • INTI International University & Colleges
  • LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort
  • Manulife Holdings
  • SME Bank
  • Tesco Malaysia
  • T-Systems Malaysia
Excellence in Employee Work-Life Balance
  • Arvato Systems Malaysia
  • Human Resources Development Fund
  • IHS Markit Malaysia
  • Leaderonomics
  • People Potential
Excellence in Workplace Wellbeing
  • FOREFRONT International
  • KPMG in Malaysia
  • Leaderonomics
  • Manulife Holdings
  • Schneider Electric Malaysia
  • Unilever Malaysia
Excellence in CSR Strategy
  • CIMB Group
  • Hong Leong Islamic Bank
  • IHS Markit Malaysia
  • KPMG in Malaysia
  • Kulim Malaysia
  • Leaderonomics
  • Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA)
Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion
  • Human Resources Development Fund
  • IHS Markit Malaysia
  • KPMG in Malaysia
  • Kulim Malaysia
  • Maybank
  • Merck Sharp & Dohme
  • Schneider Electric Malaysia
  • Unilever Malaysia
Excellence in Innovative Use of HR Technology
  • British American Tobacco
  • IHS Markit Malaysia
  • Manulife Holdings
  • Sime Darby
Excellence in Social Media
  • FOREFRONT International
  • Hong Leong Islamic Bank
  • IHS Markit Malaysia
  • Manulife Holdings
  • Maybank
  • SAP
Excellence in Talent Management
  • AXA Affin General Insurance
  • British American Tobacco
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Human Resources Development Fund
  • Maybank
  • RHB Banking Group
  • Unilever
Employer of the Year
  • Arvato Systems Malaysia
  • DHL
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Leaderonomics
  • Prudential Assurance Malaysia
  • PUSPAKOM
  • Siemens Malaysia
  • Unilever Malaysia
Young HR Talent of the Year
  • Chan Shu Shean, Arvato Systems Malaysia
  • Lynn Chong, British American Tobacco
  • Kiru Jagadiswaran, Coca-Cola Bottlers Malaysia
  • Betty Ng, IHS Markit Malaysia
  • Vivian Wong, IHS Markit Malaysia
  • Audrey Tong, Leaderonomics
HR Professional of the Year
  • Chloe Gan, Arvato Systems Malaysia
  • Karen Yap, Manulife Holdings
  • Chella Pandian, Merck Sharp & Dohme
Judged by over 60 seasoned regional heads of HR from around Asia, the HR Excellence Awards is 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 Asia's biggest employers.

Past HR Excellence Awards winners are a who’s who of the most respected HR teams in Asia – American Express, ANZ, Astro, British American Tobacco, Country Heights Holdings, DBS Bank, Galaxy Entertainment, HIS Global, Hong Kong Broadband Network, Human Resource Development Fund, Inland Revenue Board - Malaysia, IPG Mediabrands, Leaderonomics, Lumileds, Madison Communications, Manulife, Maybank, Media Prima, Mindvalley, Mitsubishi, National Environment Agency, New World Development, Schneider Electric, Sime Darby Holdings, Singtel, UMV Corporation, Unilever, Venture Corporation and many more have all proudly accepted HR Excellence Awards trophies over the year.

For more information on the HR Excellence Awards, to review the award categories and the judging panel and to book your tables, please visit www.hrexcellenceawards.asia or contact:

- For Hong Kong: Kenneth To, Tel: +852 2861 1882, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - For Malaysia: Hema Siranjeevi, Tel: +65 6423 0329, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - For Singapore: Renamel Torres, Tel: +65 6423 0329, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.