Awards

2016 UHR Awards for Excellence in HR

These recognise outstanding and innovative projects, teams and individuals that have led transformational change in their organisations. The winners of the 2016 UHR awards for excellence in HR were announced at the UHR conference on the evening of 19 May 2016 in Brighton.

What are the categories?

  • Business Effectiveness and Organisational Development: For an initiative led by, or with significant input from, HR that demonstrably enhanced organisational performance, or by achieving culture change, positioned the organisation effectively to meet future challenges and uncertainty.
  • Equality and Diversity: For the role of HR in a successful initiative involving equality or diversity.
  • Exceptional HR: For exceptional achievement by an HR team.
  • UHR Awards 10th Anniversary: Outstanding individual achievement: for outstanding achievement in HR by an individual.

Who are the judges?

Key people with experience and knowledge of good people management practices within and beyond Higher Education

• Dame Julia Goodfellow, Vice Chancellor of the University of Kent, and President of Universities UK

• Dr Wendy Hirsh, Principal Associate, Institute for Employment Studies

• Simon Fanshawe, OBE, Diversity Consultant, and Former Chair of Council, University of Sussex

• Kim Frost, UHR Chair, and Director of Human Resources, University of London

What were the 2016 results?

Business Effectiveness & Organisational Development

Award Winner The University of Strathclyde: Business Improvement Team
Runner up Edge Hill University : HR Transformation

 

Equality & Diversity

Award Winner Swansea University: Campus Bay Recruitment Project

 

Exceptional HR

Award Winner The University of Sheffield: Talent First
Runner up University of Surrey: Culture change, performance & restructuring programme

 

Outstanding individual achievement

Award Winner  Andrew Dodman, HR Director, University of Sheffield

 

HR talent for the future

Award Winner  Daniel Tanswell, HR legal & policy specialist, Goldsmiths. University of London

 

Information about winning and commended entries in the last few years is available at the foot of this page (scroll down).  Information about 2016 winners and runners up will be available shortly.

If you have any questions about the awards, please email exec@uhr.ac.uk

 AwardUpdated 
UHR 2016 Awards Information 09 December 2015
UHR 2016 Awards Team Entry Form 08 December 2015
UHR 2016 Awards Individual Entry Form 08 December 2015
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