2020's best reward and recognition strategy: EDF

?With 5.5 million customers, EDF is the UK’s largest producer of low-carbon electricity, meeting around one-fifth of the country’s demand.

2020's best people-focused workplace design: Financial Services Compensation Scheme

Starting in 2018, the facilities team at the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) ran a consultation programme with employees to understand what they needed to work at their best.

2020 best health and wellbeing strategy: NatWest Group

In February 2020, the Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBS), a subsidiary of NatWest Group, set out a new commitment to become a purpose-led organisation.

Best learning and development strategy 2020: Swiss Re & Jardine Motors

There were two winners of this award this year, such was the strength of the entrants.

2020’s best diversity & inclusion strategy: The Financial Ombudsman Service

The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) has been on a journey to ensure that diversity and inclusion is embedded in everything that it does.

HR magazine names 2020 HR director of the year

Kelly Williams joined waterflow control solutions provider? Talis UK as HR manager in 2010 and was promoted to HR director in 2014. By 2018 she had been promoted to group HR director and became the...

HR magazine names 2020 people-focused CEO of the year

Founded in 1852, construction company Willmott Dixon is now led by its fifth generation of the Willmott Family.

2020’s best recruitment strategy: NHS Blood and Transplant

In response to the COVID-19 Crisis, NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) was mandated by the government in March 2020 to collect convalescent plasma to support trialling a promising new treatment for...

2020’s best talent management strategy: Mitchells & Butlers

It’s no understatement the hospitality industry is in the midst of a severe crisis. As an industry, it has recently struggled to recruit team members: chefs and waiting staff, the kitchen managers and...

2020’s best employee engagement strategy: Livv Housing Group

Leadership challenges, the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, and major fire safety concerns leading to a severe downgrading by the social housing industry regulator, have all been the catalyst...

HR Excellence Awards 2020 HR team of the year: FSCS

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) had an ambitious vision for 2020. The organisation wanted to be prepared for any type of failure it could face, as well as protect its customers and...

Rick Willmott wins people-focused CEO of the year

The winner of 2020 HR Excellence Award for people-focused CEO of the year is Rick Willmott, group chief executive at construction company Willmott Dixon.

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