HR is part of the Knowledge and Networking Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 3099067.

Informa

Awards

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.

2018 Winners

Best Employee Engagement Strategy

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority  - WINNER

Max Fashion  - MARK OF EXCELLENCE

Best Employee Wellness and Wellbeing Programme

Al Jazeera International Catering - WINNER

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority - MARK OF EXCELLENCE

2018 HR / L&D Technology and Digital Champion

Etisalat - WINNER

Dubai Police - MARK OF EXCELLENCE

HR Technology Provider of the Year

Rewardz  - WINNER

myMobility - PwC - MARK OF EXCELLENCE

Best Recruitment & Onboarding Strategy

Omantel - WINNER

Emirates Logistics - MARK OF EXCELLENCE

Best Graduate Recruitment Programme

Oman LNG - WINNER

Etisalat - MARK OF EXCELLENCE

Best Learning and Organisational Development Strategy

Emirates Islamic - WINNER

BMA International - MARK OF EXCELLENCE

Best Talent Development Strategy

National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia "Bahri" - WINNER

Kuwait Aviation Fuelling Company (KAFCO) - MARK OF EXCELLENCE

Best Executive and Leadership Development Strategy

Etisalat - WINNER

Kuwait Aviation Fuelling Company (KAFCO) - MARK OF EXCELLENCE

L&D Training Provider of the Year

Propel International - WINNER

Protiviti - MARK OF EXCELLENCE

Best HR Transformation and Change Management Strategy

Union National Bank - WINNER

Affiniax Partners - MARK OF EXCELLENCE

HR Director of the Year

Sandeep Khosla - Fitness First Middle East (Landmark Group) - WINNER

Abdullah Al Mamoon - Farnek Services - MARK OF EXCELLENCE

HR Team of the Year

KEF Holdings - WINNER

Emrill Services - MARK OF EXCELLENCE

HR’s Future Leader

Nathan Jordan - Al-Futtaim Group - WINNER

Ahmed A. Alzahri - Rabigh Refinery and Petrochemical (Petro Rabigh) - MARK OF EXCELLENCE

Best Women Development and Leadership Programme

Tata Consultancy Services - WINNER

Informa - MARK OF EXCELLENCE

Employer of the Year (Public Sector)

Telecommunications Regulatory Authority Bahrain (TRA) - WINNER

General Directorate of Residency & Foreigners Affairs - Dubai (GDRFA) - MARK OF EXCELLENCE

Employer of the Year (Private Sector)

Chalhoub Group - WINNER

Emaar Hospitality Group - MARK OF EXCELLENCE

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

30 October 2018

SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED

13 November 2018

AWARD CEREMONY AND GALA DINNER

2018 SHORTLIST

EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE - Best Employee Engagement Strategy

Federal Electricity & Water Authority (FEWA)

Alinma Bank

Kuwait Aviation Fuelling Company (KAFCO)

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority 

Averda 

Emitac Enterprise Solutions

Emirates Logistics

Max Fashion

EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE - Best Employee Wellness and Wellbeing Programme

National Bank of Fujairah

Etisalat 

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority

Department of Culture & Tourism Abu DhabI

Al Jazeera International Catering 

Emrill Services

HR TECHNOLOGY - 2018 HR / L&D Technology and Digital Champion

Farnek Services 

Etisalat 

SAP

Media One Hotel

Dubai Police 

Smart Dubai Government Establishment (SDG) 

HR TECHNOLOGY - HR Technology Provider of the Year (Vendor)

Beneple

myMobility - PwC

Oliv 

Sentemeter / Hermes Intel Solutions

Rewardz

Training Calendar (Black Cube Solutions)

RECRUITMENT AND ONBOARDING - Best Recruitment & Onboarding Strategy

Right Vows

RAKBANK 

Bahri & Mazroei Group 

Omantel 

Emirates Logistics 

RECRUITMENT AND ONBOARDING - Best Graduate Recruitment Programme

Eclipse Staging Services 

Etisalat 

Oman LNG 

LEARNING AND TALENT DEVELOPMENT - Best Learning and Organisational Development Strategy

Fawaz A. Alhokair & Co 

BMA International 

Oman LNG

Emirates Islamic 

SIG Combibloc Obeikan

RAKBANK 

LEARNING AND TALENT DEVELOPMENT - Best Talent Development Strategy

Abu Dhabi Housing Authority

Department of Culture & Tourism Abu Dhabi

Kuwait Aviation Fuelling Company (KAFCO) 

MASDAR 

Dubai Airports 

National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia "Bahri" 

Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority (DAFZ)

LEARNING AND TALENT DEVELOPMENT - Best Executive and Leadership Development Strategy

Telecommunications Regulatory Authority Bahrain (TRA)

Marriott International Middle East & Africa 

Etisalat

Emirates Islamic

Kuwait Aviation Fuelling Company (KAFCO)

LEARNING AND TALENT DEVELOPMENT - L&D Training Provider of the Year (Vendor)

Servicexcellence - Business Consulting & Development

Protiviti 

RAB HR 

Propel International

EXCELLENCE IN HR - Best HR Transformation and Change Management Strategy

Redington Gulf 

Affiniax Partners

Union National Bank


EXCELLENCE IN HR - HR Director of the Year

Farzana Kazemi - KEF Holdings 

Sandeep Khosla - Fitness First Middle East (Landmark Group) 

Jane Griffin - The H Dubai

Aseem Kapoor - Emaar Hospitality Group 

Major Ahmed Al Marri - General Directorate of Residency & Foreigners Affairs -Dubai (GDRAF)

Abdullah Al Mamoon - Farnek Services

EXCELLENCE IN HR - HR Team of the Year

Emrill Services

flyadeal

General Directorate of Residency & Foreigners Affairs -Dubai (GDRAF)

National Bank of Fujairah 

Etisalat 

KEF Holdings

EXCELLENCE IN HR - HR’s Future Leader

Joel D' Souza - Lamcy Plaza & Arabian Center (Lals Group)

Khamel Ghanmi - Rabigh Refinery and Petrochemical (Petro Rabigh) 

Nathan Jordan - Al-Futtaim Group 

Sandeep Khosla - Fitness First Middle East (Landmark Group) 

Ahmed A. Alzahri - Rabigh Refinery and Petrochemical (Petro Rabigh) 

EXCELLENCE IN HR - Best Women Development and Leadership Programme

Economic Development Board (Bahrian)

General Directorate of Residency & Foreigners Affairs - Dubai (GDRAF) 

METLIFE

Tata Consultancy Services

Informa

EXCELLENCE IN HR - Employer of the Year (Public Sector)

Abu Dhabi Housing Authority

Telecommunications Regulatory Authority Bahrain (TRA) 

General Directorate of Residency & Foreigners Affairs - Dubai (GDRAF) 


EXCELLENCE IN HR - Employer of the Year (Private Sector)

flyadeal 

Affiniax Partners

Emaar Hospitality Group

Chalhoub Group

Emrill Services 

Ooredoo Oman 

Swiss Arabian Perfumes Group 

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

Award Gala Dinner Headline Sponsor