A winner from each category and an overall winner will be chosen from the shortlist by our expert panel of judges and announced at the Awards dinner on 27th September 2016, which will be held in The Great Room at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane.

Peter Cheese, Chief Executive at the CIPD, commented:

We’re delighted to be celebrating twenty years of the People Management Awards this year. We continue to see an extraordinary variety of innovative and creative entries every year, and 2016 has been no different

Flexibility is incredibly important in the modern workplace with a real imperative for supporting more diverse workforces and working environments. Organisations increasingly need to adapt their people management, job design, workplace practices and culture to the changing context of work, and move beyond the homogenous working practices and ways of thinking of the past. Not only will this help engage and retain great employees, it is vital in improving productivity and sustainable businesses in the longer term.

It’s very encouraging to see an understanding of these evolving contexts among so many of the shortlisted organisations, with much innovation and challenge being demonstrated. They should all be congratulated on their achievements.

This year’s finalists are:

Best apprenticeship scheme

Babcock Clyde with The Outward Bound Trust
Lifetime Training (Greene King)
Toad Hall Nursery Group
Troup Bywaters + Anders
Volvo Group UK and Eire
Warwickshire County Council
Yorkshire Water

Best change management initiative

Gatwick Airport
Transport for London

Best coaching and mentoring initiative

Danone Nutricia Early Life Nutrition
Housing Diversity Network
Nottinghamshire County Council
Provident Mexico
Thales UK

Best digital initiative in HR/L&D

Penguin Random House
Tata Consultancy Services
Tech Mahindra
The Behavioural Insights Team
Transport for London

Best diversity and inclusion initiative

Mott MacDonald
Surrey Police
Transport For London
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
Wood Mackenzie

Best employee engagement initiative

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
Lloyds Bank International
Synergy Creative
Tameside MBC
Ultra Electronics Airport Systems
Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS FT

Best employee relations initiative

Blue Beetle Productions
Crown Prosecution Service
Thurrock Council
Warwickshire County Council

Best employer supported volunteering programme

Civil Service Resourcing
Co-op Food
Nottingham Trent University
Talon Outdoor
The Breakfast Club
The Phoenix Group
Yorkshire Building Society Group

Best health and wellbeing initiative

Arup Group
Department for Work and Pensions
Network Rail
Organix Brands
Oracle UK
Reed Business Information
Royal Mail Group

Best HR/L&D consultancy

Customer Essential/RSA
Engaging Minds
RISE Beyond
Synergy Creative
Tao Leadership
The Putty Experience

Best HR/L&D supplier

Dutton Fisher Associates
Edinburgh Napier University
Insights Learning & Development
Leading Edge Coaching

Best learning and development initiative


Diplomatic Academy, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Hymans Robertson
Impact International
Motability Operations
Wigan Council

Best recruitment and talent management initiative

Objectivity Bespoke Software Specialists
SAP (Brand Turnaround)
SAP (Sourcification Concept)
The London EDITION
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Virgin Media

Best reward initiative

Dandara Group Holdings
DP World London Gateway
Kingston University
Sandwell Council

Best SME people management initiative

Delta Financial Systems Ltd & Innerstrengths
Intuito Coaching
Packaging Automation
Ramsden International
Talon Outdoor

HR/L&D team of the year - private sector

Cardtronics UK
Geoban UK
HSB Engineering Insurance
Novartis Ireland
Odeon & UCI Cinemas Group
Tata Consultancy Services

HR/L&D team of the year - public sector/third sector/social enterprise

Crown Prosecution Service
East Midland Collaboration Human Resources Services
Parkinson's UK
The Academy of Social Work & Early Intervention
United Learning Trust

Michael Kelly outstanding student award - advanced level

Laura Clarke, Bilfinger GVA
Luiza Dantas, Middlesex University
Cindy Fernanadez, Stride Treglown
Jessica Mayers, Tyler Capital
Shaun More, Blackwood Homes & Care
Mathew Pay, DPG
Steven Thompson, EE

Michael Kelly outstanding student award - intermediate and foundation level

Michelle Amorsen, The HR Dept South Warwickshire
Hannah Crossey, Omexom
Katy Edwards, Ten Lifestyle Management
Ame Hartford, px
Susan Hauxwell, Care Quality Commission
Darren Hogg, Autism West Midlands

This year’s headline sponsor is Resource Management and category sponsors include Cascade, CIPHR, Core HR, Team London and VitalityHealth. For more information and to book your place for the dinner visit:www.cipdpmas.co.uk


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