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Awards

Celebrating Great People Doing Great Work

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

Why you should take part in Future Workplace Awards?

SHOWCASE YOUR BRAND
  1. Being a part of Future Workplace Awards provides your brand access to global and regional marketing platforms via online and offline 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
  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.


CELEBRATE IN STYLE
  1. The awards are an excellent opportunity to network 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.

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 150+ nominations across the 19 award categories listed below.

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

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

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

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

Best Recruitment & Onboarding Strategy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HR’S MOST LAVISH 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.

Congratulations to the 2019 Future Workplace Award Winners

  

Best Employee Engagement Strategy

UAS INTERNATIONAL TRIP SUPPORT - WINNER
ABU DHABI FINANCE - MARK OF EXCELLENCE



Best Employee Wellness and Wellbeing Program

DUBAI ASSET MANAGEMENT BY DUBAI HOLDING - WINNER
ETISALAT - MARK OF EXCELLENCE


Best Diversity & Inclusion Strategy

MERCK SHARP AND DOHME IDEA - WINNER
AXA INSURANCE - MARK OF EXCELLENCE

HR / L&D Technology and Digital Champion

MEDIA ONE HOTEL -  WINNER
IBM - MARK OF EXCELLENCE


HR Technology Provider of the Year (Vendor)

LUNAR ROCK TECHNOLOGIES - WINNER
CLEARMOVE - MARK OF EXCELLENCE


Best Recruitment & Onboarding Strategy

LANDMARK GROUP -WINNER
EMIRATES FLIGHT CATERING - MARK OF EXCELLENCE

Best Graduate Recruitment Program

ETISALAT - WINNER
EMAAR ECONOMIC CITY -MARK OF EXCELLENCE

Best Learning and Organisational Development Strategy

DUBAI SILICON OASIS AUTHORITY -WINNER
UAE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND PREVENTION - MARK OF EXCELLENCE 

Best Talent Development Strategy

DAFZA - WINNER
ROADS AND TRANSPORT AUTHORITY - RTA - MARK OF EXCELLENCE

Best Executive and Leadership Development Strategy

KUWAIT AVIATION FUELLING COMPANY (KAFCO) - WINNER
MAX FASHION - MARK OF EXCELLENCE

L&D Training Provider of the Year (Vendor)

PROPEL INTERNATIONAL - WINNER
THE CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR APPLIED RESEARCH & TRAINING - MARK OF EXCELLENCE

Best HR Transformation and Change Management Strategy

MB PETROLEUM SERVICES - WINNER
EMAAR HOSPITALITY GROUP - MARK OF EXCELLENCE

HR / L&D Director of the Year

ROHIT MANUCHA from AUJAN COCA COLA BEVERAGES COMPANY - WINNER
DALE GOULD from ATLANTIS, THE PALM - WINNER

SANDEEP KHOSLA from FITNESS FIRST MIDDLE EAST - MARK OF EXCELLENCE

HR Team of the Year

ABU DHABI POLICE - WINNER
ATLANTIS, THE PALM - MARK OF EXCELLENCE

HR’s Future Leader

SAMANTHA MENDONCA from ATLANTIS, THE PALM - WINNER
MINA ADEL RADY AZIZ from MASSAR SOLUTIONS - MARK OF EXCELLENCE

Best Women Development and Leadership Programme

TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES - WINNER
ABU DHABI POLICE - MARK OF EXCELLENCE

Employer of the Year

CHALHOUB GROUP -WINNER
EMRILL SERVICES - MARK OF EXCELLENCE

2019 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.


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2019 Future Workplace Awards - Gold Sponsors

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