Deciding on the HR vendors with the most impressive services and cutting-edge solutions in Asia is a task given to individuals who have made incredible contributions to the industry.

This is why HR Vendors of the Year Awards, the only regional awards programme dedicated to recognising and celebrating the achievements of HR solutions providers, is proud to welcome esteemed HR leaders from arvato Systems, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, Edrington and Johnson & Johnson as part of this year’s jury.

Organised by Human Resources, the HR Vendors of the Year ceremony will take place in Singapore on 24 November, in Malaysia on 29 November, and in Hong Kong on 1 December.

“The HR Vendors of the Year Awards aims to highlight the workings behind every great accomplishment,” said Aditi Sharma Kalra, regional editor of Human Resources magazine.

“This means the judges will look into not only the impact of an output on an organisation but also its creativity, efficiency, and uniqueness.”

Some of the judges joining the HR Vendors of the Year 2016 jury are:

A well-rounded HR practitioner with over 14 years of experience, Chloe Gan has been exposed to various industries including IT, retail and pharmaceuticals. As the human resources director at arvato Systems, Gan is not only focused on the bottom line to execute HR strategies, but also ensures these are aligned to the business’ goals and objectives. Gan holds a degree in business administration, majoring in HR from the Universiti Putra Malaysia.

Tan Li Li, HR director for corporate and hotel operations at Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, supervises HR operations for 28 hotels outside of China and reports to the group HR director. Tan started at the company in 2011 as corporate HR director and expanded her portfolio to include office administration shortly afterwards. She holds a BBA from the University of South Australia.

Developing people development programmes is Ilja Rijnen’s focus. As regional HR director for APAC and India at Edrington, Rijnen manages the design and programme delivery from Singapore, while working with the global HR team to implement its 2020 HR strategy globally. He also works with the regional senior leadership team to develop a strong people culture within the organisation.

With over 20 years of experience in HR in various industries, Sharon Foo has been successful in delivering enterprise leadership within businesses and HR through the right HR strategy in support of the business goals. Foo is the head of human resources for the Johnson & Johnson family of companies in Asia, which covers the consumer, pharmaceutical, medical devices and vision care businesses. Foo’s passion is in implementing cultures that promote innovation and employee engagement as well as enhance diverse leadership, talent and technical capability within the business.

Only HR vendors shortlisted in the survey rankings will be invited to submit their entries. Apart from being awarded at the prestigious gala reception dinner in November and in December, the winners will be featured in the print edition of Human Resources magazine and across its media platforms. The HR Vendors of the Year Awards jury is composed of over 60 regional heads of HR from around Asia, representing the most respected Fortune 500 organisations and some of the biggest employers in the region.

Past HR Vendors of the Year winners and finalists are the leading HR solutions providers in Asia and the world: Accenture, Adecco, ADP, AIA, Aon Hewitt, Ascott International, Aviva, British Council, Brookfield Relocation, CareerBuilder, Cartus, CCL, CEB, Crown Worldwide, cut-e, CXA, Dale Carnegie, DDI, Deloitte, Egon Zehnder, EY, Far East Hospitality, Frasers Hospitality, Harrison Assessments, Hays, Heidrick & Struggles, HireRight, Hudson, IBM, JobsDB, Kelly Services, LinkedIn, Kaplan, Korn Ferry Hay Group, KPMG, Lumesse, Manpower, Mercer, Michael Page, NGA, Oracle, PageUp, Pearson Education, PwC, Ramco, Randstad, Robert Walters, Santa Fe, SAP, Sirva, TMP, Universum, Willis Towers Watson and Workday, just to name a few.

For more information on the HR Vendors of the Year and to review the award categories and entry requirements, please visit or contact one of the following members of the Human Resources magazine team:

- Singapore: Naomi Cranswick, Tel: +65 6423 0329, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Kuala Lumpur: Jaclyn Chua, Tel: +65 6423 0329, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Hong Kong: Keiko Ko, Tel: +852 2861 1882, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.