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HR Excellence Awards 2015: The shortlist

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HR magazine is delighted to unveil the shortlist for the 20th annual HR Excellence Awards 2015. Congratulations to all the finalists.

Competition was fierce to get on the shortlist, and our panel of HR director judges had a tough time pouring over the entries.

The winners will be announced on 30 June in a ceremony at the London Hilton Park Lane. For more information on the awards, and to secure your table, visit the HR Excellence Awards website

The shortlist

Best learning and development strategy

  • Allstate Northern Ireland
  • Hilton Worldwide
  • The Landmark London Hotel
  • myhomemove
  • NATS
  • United Utilities
  • Virgin Atlantic

Best HR team: private sector

  • British Gas
  • Norbert Dentressangle Logistics
  • Northern Rail
  • Penguin Random House
  • River Island
  • RWE GBS UK

Best HR strategy overseas (Sponsored by World at Work)

  • Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
  • ECZACIBASI Holding
  • Kimberly-Clark
  • National Environmental Agency (Singapore)
  • Yunus Textile Mills

Best talent management strategy

  • Dorchester Collection
  • Hilton Worldwide
  • Metro Bank
  • Warburtons

Most successful change management strategy

  • BBC South West
  • DFS Trading
  • Gala Bingo
  • Hertfordshire County Council
  • Indesit Company UK

Most effective internal communications strategy

  • Northumbrian Water Group
  • RSA Insurance
  • Surrey County Council
  • TATA Consultancy Group

Outstanding employee engagement strategy

  • Circle IT
  • Medway Council
  • Page Group
  • RHP Group
  • Skipton Building Society
  • Vaultex UK
  • VINCI Construction (UK) 
  • Whittlebury Hall & Spa 

Most effective recruitment strategy

  • FirstGroup
  • River Island

Health and wellbeing award

  • Edge Hill University
  • Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
  • The University of Lincoln
  • Vaultex UK 

Best CSHR strategy

  • DSR Trading
  • RSA Insurance

Most innovative deployment of HR technology

  • Gower College Swansea
  • Monster
  • Nationwide Building Society
  • NIIT Technologies
  • Santander

Most effective rewards and benefits strategy

  • MEC
  • Nottingham City Council
  • TATA Consultancy Services

Diversity and inclusion award 

  • GE Capital
  • Northern Rail
  • PageGroup
  • University of Birmingham

The shortlists for Best HR team: public sector; HR Young Talent of the Year; HR Director of the Year; and Most People-Focused CEO of the Year will be announced soon.

Do not miss the ceremony on 30 June. Book your table now.