With even more categories than 2015, the Awards highlight the valuable contribution that HR and L&D professionals make to the overall success and sustainability of an organisation. The Awards are made up of individual, team and specialist categories, open to all organisations regardless of size or sector.

This year, there are 19 categories as well as an overall winner. New categories this year include ‘Best apprenticeship scheme’, ‘Best coaching and mentoring initiative’ and ‘Best employer-supported volunteering programme’. The shortlist will be announced on 6 June 2016, ahead of the Awards dinner, which will take place on Tuesday 27 September 2016 at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London.

This year’s categories are:

  • Best apprenticeship scheme
  • Best change management initiative
  • Best coaching and mentoring initiative
  • Best digital initiative in HR/L&D
  • Best diversity and inclusion initiative
  • Best employee engagement initiative
  • Best employee relations initiative
  • Best employer supported volunteering programme
  • Best health and wellbeing initiative
  • Best HR/L&D consultancy
  • Best HR/L&D supplier
  • Best learning and development initiative
  • Best recruitment and talent management initiative
  • Best reward initiative
  • Best SME people management initiative
  • HR/L&D team of the year - private sector
  • HR/L&D team of the year - public sector/third sector/social enterprise
  • Michael Kelly outstanding student award - advanced level
  • Michael Kelly outstanding student award - intermediate and foundation level

Peter Cheese, Chief Executive at the CIPD, said: “In the changing world of work, the contribution that HR and L&D professionals can make to their organisation is becoming more important and more valued than ever before. In ever-changing contexts, HR and L&D professionals need to be agile and also creative, delivering great people management and development initiatives with clear outcomes for organisations. This year’s awards set out to recognise the teams and individuals that are championing better work and working lives, and we’re looking forward to celebrating the outstanding results that have been achieved. We’re particularly excited about the five new categories this year, which identify the evolving needs of organisations and changing roles within the HR function. I wish all entrants the best of luck.”

Mike Beesley, CEO of our Headline Sponsor Resource Management, said: “We’re proud to once again be supporting the People Management Awards. We saw some amazing work last year and are always impressed with the way HR and L&D professionals are able to withstand such change and still be innovative. We hope to see some great entries again this year, particularly in the new categories, and look forward to toasting great success at the Awards themselves.”

This year’s headline sponsor is Resource Management and category sponsors include CIPHR and Team London. Early bird entries close on 14 April and the final entry deadline is 21 April. For more information and to enter the Awards visit: www.cipdpmas.co.uk or join the conversation using #PMAS16.


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