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FUTURE WORKPLACE AWARDS 2018

CELEBRATING THE HUMAN SIDE OF BUSINESS. HR’S MOST LAVISH NIGHT RECOGNISING THE BEST TALENT IN THE REGION.

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.

What's New?

NEW BRAND

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.

10 NEW CATEGORIES. 18 CATEGORIES IN TOTAL.

We’ve introduced 10 new categories to represent every operation and function under the HR department; from D&I to women
development programmes.

CATEGORY SEGMENTS

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.

Important Dates

4 October 2018

ENTRY DEADLINE

28 October 2018

SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED

13 November 2018

AWARD CEREMONY AND GALA DINNER

Future Workplace Awards 2018 Categories

Category 1: Best Employee Engagement Strategy

Category 2: Best Employee Wellness and Wellbeing Programme (NEW)

Category 3: Best Diversity & Inclusion Strategy (NEW)

Category 4: 2018 HR / L&D Technology and Digital Champion (NEW)

Category 5: HR Technology Provider of the Year (Vendor) (NEW)

Category 6: Best Recruitment & Onboarding Strategy (NEW)

Category 7: Best Graduate Recruitment Programme (NEW)

Category 8: Best Learning and Organisational Development Strategy

Category 9: Best Talent Development Strategy (NEW)

Category 10: Best Executive and Leadership Development Strategy

Category 11: L&D Training Provider of the Year (Vendor) (NEW)

Category 12: Best HR Transformation and Change Management Strategy (NEW)

Category 13: HR / L&D Director of the Year

Category 14: HR Team of the Year

Category 15: HR’s Future Leader

Category 16: Best Women Development and Leadership Programme (NEW)

Category 17: Employer of the Year (Public Sector)

Category 18: Employer of the Year (Private Sector)

DOWNLOAD AWARDS ENTRY PACK

Everything you need to know about Future Workplace Awards 2018

The entry pack will give you details on categories, deadlines, steps to enter

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2017 Winners

Nationalisation Initiative of the Year

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

Innovation in Learning and Development

Kuwait Aviation Fuelling Company - WINNER

Abeer Medical Group - MARK OF EXCELLENCE

RAKBANK

Engage ME

SIG Combibloc Obeikan

Saudi Electricity Company

Innovation in Recruitment Strategy

Smart Dubai Government Establishment (SDG) - WINNER

RAKBANK - MARK OF EXCELLENCE

Havas People for Dubai Airports

Oman LNG

Abu Dhabi Polymers Co. (Borouge)

Innovation in HR Tech Utilisation

RAKBANK - WINNER

Dubai Police - MARK OF EXCELLENCE

Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA)

Flabuless FZ LLC

Kuwait Aviation Fuelling Company

HR Professional of the Year

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

HR Team of the Year

TECOM Group - WINNER

National Bank of Fujairah - MARK OF EXCELLENCE

Transguard Group LLC

Etisalat

KEF Holdings

HR's Rising Star

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

Innovation in Employee Engagement

Etisalat - WINNER

Daman - MARK OF EXCELLENCE

National Bank of Fujairah

Union National Bank

Al Barakah Holding LTD.

Mashreq

Innovation in Executive and Leadership Development

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

Best CSR Strategy or Initiative (NEW)

Saudi Aramco - WINNER

Khalifa Empowerment Program for Students (Aqdar) - MARK OF EXCELLENCE

Evolvin' Women

Employer of the Year

Dubai Statistics Center - WINNER

KEF Holdings - MARK OF EXCELLENCE

Virgin Megastore MENA

Etisalat

RSA Logistics DWC LLC

National Bank of Fujairah