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HR Excellence awards 2020: The winners

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Yesterday (26 January) HR professionals attended the 2020 HR Excellence awards ceremony, virtually for the first time, to celebrate best practice in industry.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s awards inevitably took place online.

However, it still being the awards 25th anniversary, and a rare occasion to celebrate the success of HR professionals around the world, attendees were encouraged to dress up for the event and take part in a live celebration through Twitter and LinkedIn.

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) was one of the lucky few to bag multiple awards at last night’s event, taking home trophies for Best HR Team of the Year and Best People-focused Workplace Design Strategy.

NatWest Group also walked home with two awards through the efforts of its HR team at Royal Bank of Scotland – winning Best Health and Wellbeing Strategy and Best Internal Communications Strategy.

HR magazine would like to congratulate the winners of each award and a special thanks to our sponsor Dorchester Collection.

Thank you to all who joined us for the event too. If you missed it, the ceremony is now available to view on demand here.


Here are the winners in full:

HRD of the year

Kelly Williams, TALIS

 

HR future leader of the year

Miranda Burgum, GAIL’s Bakery

 

HR team of the year

Financial Services Compensation (FSCS)

 

Best people-focused CEO of the year

Rick Willmott, Willmott Dixon Construction

 

Best employee engagement

Livv Housing Group

 

Best talent management strategy

Mitchells & Butlers

 

Best recruitment strategy

NHS Blood and Transplant

 

Best diversity and inclusion strategy

The Financial Ombudsman Service

 

Best learning and development strategy

Jardine Motors Group UK and Swiss Re Management

 

Best health and wellbeing strategy

Natwest Group


Best people-focused workplace design strategy

Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS)


Best reward and recognition strategy

EDF

 

Best CSR strategy

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield


Best HR technology strategy

Circle K Europe and Turkcell Global Bilgi


Best transformation strategy

Lloyds Banking Group and TalkTalk


Best internal communication strategy

Natwest Group


Best HR strategy from overseas

Dogus Automotive (DRIVE)

 

We look forward to welcoming you to the HR Excellence Awards 2021. Nominate the next winners here.