In the presence of more than 550 guests, on 26 October, Human Resources celebrated the accomplishments and hard work of Singapore's top HR professionals at the HR Excellence Awards 2018, Singapore edition.

This year's awards gala was held at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore and produced by Heather Ang. Over the past six years, Human Resources 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. As one of the region’s largest award shows dedicated to celebrating excellence in human capital practices, winners were announced across 26 categories, including the coveted Employer of the Year where gold was won by Changi Airport Group, and HR Leader of the Year which was won by Priya Shahane, CPO of AXA Insurance.

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

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Official photography partner Official video production partner Official wine partner Official beer partner On that note, here are all the winners from HR Excellence Awards 2018, Singapore:

[Full list of winners: HR Excellence Awards 2018, Singapore]

[Check out some photos from the event here]


This list of winners is also provided below:

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

Excellence in HR Change Management

  • Bridgestone Asia Pacific
  • The Body Shop International (Asia Pacific)
  • Thales Solutions Asia
Excellence in Multigenerational Workforce Management
  • Philips Singapore
  • SBS Transit
  • Fuji Xerox Singapore
Excellence in Workplace Wellbeing
  • Schroders
  • SCOR Services Asia Pacific
  • NatWest Markets
Excellence in Employee Work-Life Balance
  • Societe Generale, Asia-Pacific
  • Ramada and Days Hotels Singapore at Zhongshan Park
  • Levi Strauss & Co. - AMA Region
[bronze appears first, followed by silver, then gold]

Excellence in Innovative Use of HR Tech

  • Schneider Electric India
  • HP Inc.
  • JTH Group
Excellence in HR Innovation
  • OCBC Bank
  • Accenture
  • Etiqa Insurance Singapore
Most People-Focused CEO
  • Frans Eusman, Heineken Asia Pacific
Excellence in Recruitment
  • PALO IT
  • AXA Insurance
  • Vodafone
Excellence in Learning & Development
  • Standard Chartered Private Bank
  • OCBC Bank
  • Evonik (SEA)
[bronze appears first, followed by silver, then gold]

Excellence in Leadership Development

  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Schroders
  • Bank of Singapore
Excellence in HR Communication Strategy
  • AbbVie Singapore
  • British American Tobacco (Singapore)
  • Dairy Farm Singapore | Cold Storage Singapore
Excellence in Corporate Wellness
  • Philips Singapore
  • CrimsonLogic
  • Bank of Singapore
Excellence in Fair & Equitable Employment Practices
  • BCD Travel Asia Pacific
  • CBM
  • NatWest Markets
Young HR Talent of the Year
  • Elouise Chin, OCBC Bank
[bronze appears first, followed by silver, then gold]

Excellence in Employer Branding

  • ThoughtWorks
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Deloitte Singapore
Excellence in Graduate Recruitment & Development
  • CFLD International
  • Singtel
  • Maybank
Excellence in CSR Strategy
  • AccorHotels Asia Pacific
  • United Overseas Bank
  • Henkel
Excellence in Talent Management
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions Asia Pacific
  • Heineken Asia Pacific
  • Singtel
[bronze appears first, followed by silver, then gold]

Excellence in HR Team Collaboration

  • Levi Strauss & Co. - AMA Region
  • Mundipharma
  • Brenntag Asia Pacific
Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion
  • Schroders
  • ThoughtWorks
  • SAP Asia
Excellence in Workplace Culture
  • Prudential Assurance Company Singapore
  • LEWIS
  • Changi Airport Group
Excellence in Total Rewards Strategy
  • SAP Asia
  • DKSH
  • Singtel
[bronze appears first, followed by silver, then gold]

Excellence in Employee Engagement

  • Mandarin Oriental, Singapore
  • RHB Singapore
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions Asia Pacific
Excellence in Women Empowerment Strategy
  • SAP Asia
  • Sanofi
  • OCBC Bank
Employer of the Year
  • Safran Landing Systems Services Singapore
  • Marina Bay Sands
  • Changi Airport Group
HR Leader of the Year
  • Priya Shahane, AXA Insurance

[Check out photos from the event here]