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The HR Excellence Awards, Asia’s only regional awards show dedicated to celebrating excellence in HR strategy, will honour organisations which have shown commitment to learning & development with evidence of exceptional work performance and return on investment.
According to Aditi Sharma Kalra, regional editor of Human Resources magazine, the Excellence in Training, Learning & Development Programmes Award centres on recognising efforts to achieve quality, tangible results from investing in professional development programmes.
"Organisations that soar in this area experience increased employee motivation, efficiencies in processes, better company image and financial gain," she said.
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Last year’s winners of the Excellence in Leadership Development award in Singapore were renowned hotel group ACCOR, which won the gold prize, followed by e-commerce firm eBay, which earned the silver trophy, and banking giant ANZ Banking Group, which took home the bronze award.
Meanwhile, the winners of the Excellence in Leadership Development award at the 2014 HR Excellence Awards in Malaysia, were distinguished media firm Star Media, which grabbed the gold prize, multinational conglomorate Sime Darby, which took home the silver trophy, and print, digital and broadcast media firm, Media Prima, which received the bronze accolade.
"Leadership & development is a critical category because it simply reveals a company’s integrity, best practices and the foundations of its organisational leadership," said Evon Yew, regional producer at Human Resources magazine.
"The HR Excellence Awards jury will evaluate finalists based on metrics, anecdotes and case studies which are evidence of how they brought sensational results both in performance and financial rewards."
As always, the HR Excellence Awards are judged 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 last week, the Singapore awards will be held on Thursday 8 October while the Hong Kong awards will be held a week later on 15 October.