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Future Workplace Awards 2018 (formerly known as Middle East HR Excellence Awards) recognise the outstanding achievements of individuals, departments, teams or an organisation that have contributed to the growth and development of the Middle East HR Industry. The awards showcase the best HR talent in the Middle East and honour HR professionals in government and the private sector for their outstanding contributions in creating a high performing workforce for the future. As the industry grows, so does the need to reward industry leaders and innovators in a variety of industry categories.
A new award to recognise the importance of employee engagement in today’s businesses. The Awarded initiative is
one where engagement levels are improved as results of an HR initiative.
Recognising employers which place employee well-being centre stage within the organisation and have embedded a strong culture of health and wellness. This award will go to the organisation that provides the most compelling evidence that their employee wellness programme not only works, but that has also created a clear and measurable return on investments in this area.
This will be awarded to an organisation that are dedicated to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. Recognising an employer that has a culture that promotes trust, collaboration, fairness and growth through a D&I environment.
With ever increasing adoption and investment in HR technologies and digital learning, this award recognises the employer that has successfully embraced digital disruption to move HR and/or L&D forward. It could be by evolving workplace environment to use innovative technology; cloudbased work-sharing solutions; cutting-edge HR and analytic technologies or digital learning opportunities for staff, etc.
This award looks for innovative service providers that create, implement and integrate HR technology solutions for clients on a specific people-related project. This could relate to payroll software solutions, digital HR platforms, data management systems, online recruitment programmes, etc.
The awarded organisation will have demonstrated excellence and innovation in attracting, recruiting and onboarding employees. The panel will be looking for the employer who has excelled in creating an effective recruitment and onboarding atmosphere that is conductive to employees’
smooth introduction to the company.
This award recognises the efforts of the organisation in attracting high calibre talent from top-notch universities. The
winning employer has to show:
The award will recognise an organisation that has implemented an innovative and successful L&D and OD strategy. The winning organisation needs to highlight organisational benefits by directly linking the learning needs of people to the business needs of the organisation. The winning entry demonstrates that:
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.
Rewarding the implementation and planning of a coaching, training and executive development strategy to promote and develop leaders.
The Training Provider of the Year Award recognises a provider that creates and delivers a broad range of employee training programmes and products for clients. This could relate to e-learning platforms, training programs, classroom trainings, professional development learning and qualifications or vocational education.
This award recognises employers that have successfully delivered a major HR business transformation project. Applicants need to make demonstrable contributions to organisational performance and effective change management programmes.
A senior HR executive / director who has demonstrated exceptional leadership and business best-practice in developing effective HR strategies which have significantly benefited their business throughout the last 12 months.
A new 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.
An emerging talent in the field of HR who shows high potential for future achievement in the profession. Nominees should be less than 30 years of age and should have a minimum of 3 but no more than 8 years of HR experience.
The award will recognise an organisation that has developed and implemented a women development and women leadership programme. The winning organisation needs to highlight how the programme supports behaviour change, creates lasting impact, builds an inclusive culture and influences employee retention.
This award honours the leading public sector employer that can demonstrate superior people development strategies resulting in a productive, engaged and motivated workforce becoming an employer of choice. Nominations can be submitted by government organisations, public and semi government companies.
This award honours the leading private sector employer that can demonstrate superior people development strategies resulting in a productive, engaged and motivated workforce becoming an employer of choice. Nominations can be submitted by private sector companies and state owned private sector organisations.
We’ve rebranded from HR Excellence Awards to the Future Workplace Awards to reflect the strong wave of transformation
happening in the industry towards a more engaged, diversified and progressive workplace.
We’ve introduced 10 new categories to represent every operation and function under the HR department; from D&I to women
To simplify the submission process for the applicant, we’ve segmented categories in different groups – 5 Segments in total.
Each segment represents one or a group of main function(s) / operation(s) under HR.
The entry pack will give you details on categories, deadlines, steps to enter
Want your company to be associated with recognising excellence in the industry and gathering the industry elite for a high profile networking event? Want to stand out from your competitors by demonstrating your leadership & support for innovation in the industry? Sponsorship of the HR Excellence Awards offers this and much more. From high profile branding to endless networking opportunities, the Awards will put you ahead of the rest.
Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank - WINNER
National Bank of Fujairah - MARK OF EXCELLENCE
Daman Health Insurance
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Kuwait Aviation Fuelling Company - WINNER
Abeer Medical Group - MARK OF EXCELLENCE
SIG Combibloc Obeikan
Saudi Electricity Company
Smart Dubai Government Establishment (SDG) - WINNER
RAKBANK - MARK OF EXCELLENCE
Havas People for Dubai Airports
Abu Dhabi Polymers Co. (Borouge)
RAKBANK - WINNER
Dubai Police - MARK OF EXCELLENCE
Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA)
Flabuless FZ LLC
Kuwait Aviation Fuelling Company
Ali Khaled Alhashmi - Union National Bank - WINNER
Sriram Rajan - SIG Combibloc Obeikan - MARK OF EXCELLENCE
Santhosh Gopinathan - Millennium Hotel And Convention Centre Kuwait
Dr Ghalib Al Hosni - Oman Telecommunication Company (Omantel)
Yaser Obaid - Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Haidar Ali - Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority
TECOM Group - WINNER
National Bank of Fujairah - MARK OF EXCELLENCE
Transguard Group LLC
Aakash Mehta - Mastercard - WINNER
Presley Rosario Rebello - Computerworld W.L.L - MARK OF EXCELLENCE
Mathew Kizhakkethil John - Mehtab Vegetables & Fruits L.L.C.
Rohit Manucha - Dunia
Etisalat - WINNER
Daman - MARK OF EXCELLENCE
National Bank of Fujairah
Union National Bank
Al Barakah Holding LTD.
SIG Combibloc Obeikan - WINNER
Kuwait Aviation Fuelling Company - MARK OF EXCELLENCE
Propel International (joined submission with Alinma Bank)
Al Jazeera International Catering LLC
Saudi Aramco - WINNER
Khalifa Empowerment Program for Students (Aqdar) - MARK OF EXCELLENCE
Dubai Statistics Center - WINNER
KEF Holdings - MARK OF EXCELLENCE
Virgin Megastore MENA
RSA Logistics DWC LLC
National Bank of Fujairah