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Awards

Celebrating Great People Doing Great Work

The Virtual Future Workplace Awards: 10 November 2020

200+ Award Submissions | 350+ Attendees | 20+ Expert Judges | 21 Award Categories | 1 Exciting Virtual Evening

About the Virtual Award Ceremony - 10 November 2020


  • The Future Workplace Award Ceremony will be taking place virtually on the 10th November 2020 from 4:30pm GST.
  • Since its launch in 2012, the Future Workforce Awards is an independent and prestigious endorsement of the quality of Middle Eastern employer companies, individuals, teams and solution providers – across the human resources spectrum.
  • Join us from the safety of your office or home, on the 10th November to recognise and reward the achievements of the industry in the region.
  • Celebrate with your team all the hard work and accomplishments that have come out of a truly challenging year.

Announcing the 2020 Future Workplace Awards Shortlist!

  Congratulations to all the shortlisted nominees! 


Best Employee Engagement Strategy
Best Employee Engagement Strategy

Emirates Flight Catering
Etisalat
Fitness First
Jumeirah Group
Merck Sharp and Dohme Idea Middle East


Best Corporate Wellbeing Programme
Best Corporate Wellbeing Programme

General Authority of Zakat & Tax (GAZT) 
Landmark Group
Mashreq
Schneider Electric
Siemens

Best Diversity & Inclusion Strategy
Best Diversity & Inclusion Strategy

Dubai Multi Commodities Centre
Dubai Municipality, Environment Department
McDermott
National Aviation Services (NAS)


Best Reward & Recognition Strategy
Best Reward & Recognition Strategy

Ejadah
Emaar, The Economic City
Etisalat
Fitness First
Nahdi Medical Company

Best Recruitment & Onboarding Strategy
Best Recruitment & Onboarding Strategy

Commercial Bank of Dubai (CBD)
Kerten Hospitality
National Aviation Services (NAS)
Riyad Bank
TATA Consultancy Services

Best Social Impact Initiative
Best Social Impact Initiative

Engage Me Management Consultancy
General Authority of Zakat & Tax (GAZT)
Landmark Group
National Aviation Services (NAS)
NMC Healthcare


Best Innovative HR Initiative
Best Innovative HR Initiative

Al Safi Danone LTD.
Dubai Courts
General Authority of Zakat & Tax (GAZT)
National Aviation Services (NAS)
STC

Best Innovative L&D Initiative
Best Innovative L&D Initiative

Ejadah
Etisalat
Human Logic
Saudi Aramco
Training and Development Center - Ministry of Health and Prevention


HR Team of the Year
HR Team of the Year

Abu Dhabi National Insurance Company (ADNIC)
Emirates Steel
Fitness First
MB Holding LLC
NEOM


Best HR Transformation & Change Management Strategy
Best HR Transformation & Change Management Strategy

Emirates Steel
Kuwait Aviation Fuelling Company (KAFCO)
Ministry of State for Federal National Council Affairs
Riyad Bank
TATA Consultancy Services
United Engineering Services "UES"

Employer of the Year
Employer of the Year

Bahri
Dubai Multi Commodities Centre
Ejadah
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
Merck Sharp and Dohme Idea Middle East
National Aviation Services (NAS)

Best Talent Management Strategy
Best Talent Management Strategy

Etisalat
Fitness First Middle East
Gulf International Bank
Information Security Department/ Saudi Aramco
MB Petroleum Services LLC


Best Executive & Leadership Development Programme
Best Executive & Leadership Development Programme

Etisalat
Fitness First Middle East
Joint Submission: Hapag-Lloyd & Propel International
Kuwait Aviation Fuelling Company (KAFCO)
The Talent Enterprise

Best Women Development & Leadership Programme
Best Women Development & Leadership Programme

Ajman Municipality
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
Overseas Development and Employment Promotion Consultants Ltd (ODEPC) Govt of Kerala
Schneider Electric
TATA Consultancy Services


Best HR Analytics Strategy
Best HR Analytics Strategy

Beneple
Ejadah
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
National Aviation Services (NAS)


Best HR Technology Implementation
Best HR Technology Implementation

Ejadah
Etisalat
Schneider Electric
Solutions by STC
Tech Mahindra Limited



Best L&D Technology Implementation
Best L&D Technology Implementation

CERT
DP World
Ejadah
Etisalat
Saudi Aramco

CHRO of the Year
CHRO of the Year

Abdullah Al Gadi from Advanced Electronics Company
Husam Mansour from Abu Dhabi National Insurance Company (ADNIC)
Jamil Al Asmari from Fawaz Al Hokair Group
Nabil Batawi from Al Safi Danone LTD
Rabah Bu Hamdan from National Aviation Services (NAS)


HRs Rising Star of the Year
HRs Rising Star of the Year

Basim Jaffer Dawood Al Abdwani from Glorious Age Center
Gnei Shehenila Samidon from Telephony Group of Companies
Sandeep Mathew Alexander from Sofitel Dubai Downtown
Sheeba Mirza from Affiniax Partners

Best Crisis Communication Strategy
Best Crisis Communication Strategy

Emaar, Economic City
Landmark Group
National Aviation Services (NAS)
Simat Human Development Consultancy
Tech Mahindra Limited

Best Execution of a Business Continuity Plan
Best Execution of a Business Continuity Plan

DP World
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
Landmark Group
Simat Human Development Consultancy
Tabreed


2020 Judging Panel

This year we have a panel of 20 judges, who have each dedicated their time and their efforts to score the award entries.

Our judging panel is made up of internationally recognised and respected judges from a variety of industry sectors and disciplines. The panel are carefully selected to ensure the selection process is fair and objective. The judges are bound to a strict confidentiality agreement and are required to declare any conflict of interest in entries over which they deliberate and to stand aside from deliberations concerning those entries.


Why Participate in the Virtual Future Workplace Awards?


SHOWCASE YOUR BRAND
SHOWCASE YOUR BRAND
  1. Being a part of Future Workplace Awards provides your brand access to global and regional marketing platforms via online media.
  2. Your participation affirms that your organisation is investing in HR and has an active agenda to improve your workplace, satisfying current employees and attracting talent.
RECOGNISE & MOTIVATE YOUR TEAMS
RECOGNISE & MOTIVATE YOUR TEAMS
  1. Entering the Virtual Future Workplace Awards is a way to thank and honour valued employees and to show you care about the future of your workplace, making you more attractive as an employer.
  2. Your award application helps reflect on the achievements, challenges and areas of improvement which is vital for any developing business.
  3. Being nominated, shortlisted or winning an award can help boost staff morale and improve motivation.


CELEBRATE IN STYLE
CELEBRATE IN STYLE
  1. The awards are an excellent opportunity to network virtually with hundreds of senior HR professionals, showcase your work and learn from others.
  2. Celebrate all the hard work and successes of the industry with 18 awards, covering every aspect of work including; Employee Experience, HR Technology, Recruiting, L&D and Achieving Excellence in HR.

HR’S MOST LAVISH VIRTUAL NIGHT RECOGNISING THE BEST TALENT IN THE REGION


Future Workplace Awards (formerly known as Middle East HR Excellence Awards) showcases the best HR talent in the Middle East and honors HR professionals in government and the private sector for their outstanding contributions in creating a high performing workforce for the future. Have a look at the highlights from the 2019 edition:

2020 Future Workplace Awards Categories

Our mission is to champion best practices for HR practices and HR initiatives which will help develop employee experience, businesses and the industry. This year, we have developed our award categories, to find the best of the best in the HR industry in the Middle East. Our jury of HR experts will score 200+ nominations across the 21 award categories listed below.


Best Employee Engagement Strategy
Best Employee Engagement Strategy

This category recognises the importance of employee engagement in today’s businesses. This award is for a HR strategy that has significantly improved employee engagement levels within the team or company.

Best Corporate Wellbeing Programme
Best Corporate Wellbeing Programme

Recognising employers who place employee wellbeing centre stage within their organisation and have embedded a strong culture of health and wellness.

Best Diversity & Inclusion Strategy
Best Diversity & Inclusion Strategy

An organisation that are dedicated to creating a diverse, inclusive and tolerant workplace. Recognising an employer whose culture promotes trust, collaboration, fairness and growth through a D&I environment


Best Reward & Recognition Strategy
Best Reward & Recognition Strategy

This award is dedicated to the companies promoting reward and recognition across their business through a HR strategy.

Best Recruitment & Onboarding Strategy
Best Recruitment & Onboarding Strategy

The awarded organisation will have demonstrated excellence and innovation in attracting, recruiting and onboarding employees. 

Best Social Impact Initiative
Best Social Impact Initiative

This award recognises companies that are doing their part for the surrounding community or environment, through implementation of a social impact initiative. 


Best Innovative HR Initiative
Best Innovative HR Initiative

This award aims to reward an HR team for their innovative approach to organizational design, process, structure or strategy, that is non-technology focused.

Best Innovative L&D Initiative
Best Innovative L&D Initiative

This award aims to recognise a non-technology focused L&D initiative that brings fresh ideas to the company and positively & measurably improve L&D programmes. 

HR Team of the Year
HR Team of the Year

An award to recognise the collective effort of HR teams within the business. The team should be able to demonstrate their impact on the HR function as well as the business overall.


Best HR Transformation & Change Management Strategy
Best HR Transformation & Change Management Strategy

This award recognises employers that have successfully delivered a major HR business transformation project, demonstrating contributions to organisational performance and effective change management programmes.

Best Execution of a Business Continuity Plan
Best Execution of a Business Continuity Plan

With a rapidly increasing number of remote workers around the world, this award goes to the company that has best implemented an effective remote working implementation initiative for offices in the Middle East.

Best Crisis Communication Strategy
Best Crisis Communication Strategy

This is a new award for the 2020 Future Workplace Awards and aims to recognise the company that has successfully managed their communication to colleagues within the company as well as communication to their clients and partners when in a crisis situation


Employer of the Year
Employer of the Year

This award honours the leading employer that can demonstrate superior people development strategies resulting in a productive, engaged and motivated workforce becoming an employer of choice. 

Best Talent Management Strategy
Best Talent Management Strategy

This award honours the organisation which has developed a very well integrated strategy to recruit, manage, develop and retain talent with the aim of improving business value and ability to measure the success of implementation and outcome

Best Executive & Leadership Development Programme
Best Executive & Leadership Development Programme

This award recognises an organisation that has implemented an innovative and sustainable leadership development strategy/programme that strengthens the skills and capabilities of current and future leaders


Best Women Development & Leadership Programme
Best Women Development & Leadership Programme

The award will recognise an organisation that has developed and implemented a successful women development and leadership programme.

Best HR Analytics Strategy
Best HR Analytics Strategy

This award recognises the use of technology and data analytics to deliver enhanced people management. The best entries will be able to demonstrate positive results from adopting/implementing an analytics strategy.

Best HR Technology Implementation
Best HR Technology Implementation

With ever increasing adoption and investment in HR technologies, this award recognises the employer that has successfully embraced digital disruption to move HR forward.


Best L&D Technology Implementation
Best L&D Technology Implementation

With adoption and investment in digital learning technologies burgeoning, this award recognises the employer that has successfully embraced digital disruption to move L&D forward.

CHRO of the Year
CHRO of the Year

A senior CHRO who has demonstrated exceptional leadership and business best-practice in developing effective HR strategies which have significantly benefited their business throughout the last year.

HR’s Rising Star of the Year
HR’s Rising Star of the Year

An emerging talent in the field of HR who shows high potential for future achievement in the profession.