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HRSE (HR Summit & Expo)
Masterclass: 14 November 2022
Conference & Exhibition: 15 & 16 November 2022
Workshops: 17 & 18 November 2022
Conference & Exhibition: Za'abeel Halls 5 & 6, Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) Workshops & Masterclass: Conrad HotelDubai, United Arab Emirates


The Future Workplace Awards - Celebrating Great People Doing Great Work

We are Open for 2022 Nominations!

250+ Award Submissions | 400+ Attendees | 20+ Expert Judges | 20 Award Categories | 1 Exciting Evening

Important Dates to Remember

The Future Workplace Awards are the regional benchmark for outstanding achievements of individuals, teams, departments and organisations that have innovatively contributed to the growth and development of the Middle East HR industry.

Our mission is to champion best practices for HR practices and HR initiatives which will help develop employee experience, businesses and the industry. 

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.

13 Sept

Nomination Deadline

18 Oct

Shortlist Announced

15 Nov

Award Ceremony

Why Participate in the 2022 Future Workplace Awards?


  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.


  1. Entering the 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.


  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 24 awards, covering every aspect of work including; Employee Experience, HR Technology, Recruiting, L&D and Achieving Excellence in HR.

Future Workplace Awards 2022, Award Categories

Best Employee Engagement Strategy

Best Employee Wellbeing Programme

Best Diversity & Inclusion Strategy

Best Reward & Recognition Strategy

Best Recruitment & Onboarding Strategy

Best Social Impact Initiative

Best Innovative HR Initiative

Best Innovative L&D Initiative

HR Team of the Year

Best HR Transformation & Change Management Strategy

Best Executive & Leadership Development Programme

Best Women Development & Leadership Programme

Best Talent Management Strategy

Best HR Analytics Strategy

Best HR Technology Implementation

Best L&D Technology Implementation

Best Innovative Flexible Working Initiative

Employer of the Year

HRs Rising Star of the Year

CHRO of the Year


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: