The Awards acknowledge the valuable contribution that HR makes, particularly in difficult economic times, to the overall organisation's success and sustainability. A winner for each category will be chosen from the shortlist by our senior panel of judges on 7 September. The official announcement of the winners will take place at the Awards dinner on 11 October, to be celebrated in London at The Brewery.
Last year's winner, Nampak Plastics Europe Limited, had succeeded in increasing employee engagement levels through strong leadership - this year's winner will also need to have demonstrated unparalleled innovation and outstanding practice in the management and development of people.
Jackie Orme, CIPD Chief Executive, who will be helping to judge the Awards, says: "I would like to say thank you to the organisations taking part, for their drive and determination in pushing the boundaries of good practice management and development of people.
"The introduction of four new Awards has helped to broaden the scope of the Awards process and allow for greater recognition of expert HR practices across many more fields of work. This year's standalone Awards ceremony marks a new era for CIPD, I am proud of the success of our People Management Awards and I look forward to reviewing the inspiring work of the organisations taking part."
The finalists are:
Building HR capability
Amey, Burberry, City University London, D Young & Co LLP, Estee Lauder Companies, VSO
Broadway Homelessness & Support, Daisy Group plc, Everything Everywhere Ltd, Kier, Building Maintenance, NHS Leeds, West Midlands Fire Service
Centrica Storage Limited, DB Regio Tyne & Wear Ltd, Hastings Direct, McDonald's Restaurants, Screwfix, Wm Morrison Supermarket PLC,
Excellence through technology
BSkyB, Cabot Financial (Europe) Ltd, Globoforce, Infosys Technologies Ltd, The University of Sheffield, Unilever
Health & well-being
American Express, Amnesty International UK, City University London, Office Depot UK Ltd
Police Service of Northern Ireland, Yorkshire Ambulance Service
Michael Kelly Outstanding Student Award
Jo Wright - Britvic Soft Drinks PLC, Anna Hobson - Bury Council, Megan Douglas - Lipsy,
Jo-Anne Tillie - John Lewis Partnership, Jessica Haglington - Rolls-Royce plc, Rebecca Watson - Total HR Limited
McDonald's Restaurants, Mitchells & Butlers Plc, Olympic Delivery Authority, The Savoy, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Trident Housing, Wm Morrison Supermarket PLC
Performance and reward
Aviva UK Limited, Bhs, BSkyB, Centrica Energy, HSBC Merchant Services, Institution of Civil Engineers
SME HR business initiative of the year
Housing Solutions, People Puzzles Ltd, vineHR
Talent attraction and management
British Gas, InterContinental Hotels Group, Norton Rose LLP, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council, Santander Plc, Warwickshire County Council and Warwickshire Children & Voluntary Youth Services
BT is the headline sponsor for the CIPD People Management Awards. Category sponsors include JMP, Simplyhealth and Hays.
The Award recognises organisations that have managed positive changes through the effective implementation of innovative practice and is a joint venture between the CIPD and People Management magazine. Source CIPD
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