HR Excellence Award - Sponsored by Blue Arrow
This award is open for companies that offer a high level of HR solutions throughout their business, and can show a clear vision and goal in their engagement planning, Inclusion and Involvement, creativity and management commitment.
A learning and development strategy – Illustrate that the learning and development strategy is embedded as part of the businesses overall business strategy
Effective Recruitment and Retention – Demonstrate how innovation or process changes have contributed to the bottom line profits through enhanced recruitment and retention. Entrants can detail policy changes to bespoke one of activities that made the difference. To the extent its use would be suitable how well does the business make use of technology?
Employee Engagement Strategy – Can your strategy link employee engagement and is this at the heart of the business? Can you demonstrate motivation programmes that have made a difference to performance. Entrants should provide details of the strategy itself, demonstrate how it measures improvements in engagement and detail the business outputs.
Staff Development & Training Needs – How are staff within the company trained and developed? Is there a culture of internal promotion? This should be supported with evidence of high staff morale and low staff turnover. Show how the training follows a set path within the company? And how this is translated to individual requirements? Are all staff entitled to training or is it for specific position or levels?
Benefits & Wellbeing Strategy – Evidence the companies strategy to benefits and Wellbeing and how it effects/meets the business needs. How do you communicate the strategy to employees, what is employee take-up of the scheme and how it has benefited the organisation. Demonstrate measurement of return on investment.
The CK Group won this award in 2012
The judges said of our winner: “On meeting the CK Group in Stevenage the judges were pleased to find a team that on the day was represented by both senior and operational management. They were able to demonstrate the current and forecasted finances for their business.
“It is clear CK care about their own people, not only with their competitions and bonuses, but with retention and satisfaction stats. Not every business would walk six miles in the snow to make sure their workers were paid on time!
“In short – organised, strategic and delivering real results.”
Managing Director Jonathan Hart-Smith said: “We’re absolutely over the moon. We have been in Hertfordshire since 2000 and we’ve worked really, really hard for a long time and have often come second, so this is our first win and we’ve really deserved it. Manager Jason Johal is very supportive of his team and they’ve all done a good job. We have no staff turnover, which is unheard of in our industry, and we support and look after out staff.”