2019 UHR Awards for Excellence in HR
The winners of the 2019 UHR Awards for Excellence in HR will be announced at the UHR Conference in Manchester (21-24 May 2019).
A key UHR aim is to enable HR innovation and learning from each other, and to build our professional skills base: these awards give a great opportunity to do this, and highlight creativity and success. We want to show the sector and the HR professionals beyond HE that our HR practitioners introduce cutting edge and impactful practices which enhance organisational culture and performance within UK universities.
It’s a great opportunity to encourage and motivate the HR team, even in preparing an entry – and even more so if you win. The publicity that follows from winning these awards is also incredibly valuable, and entries often feature in national events and publications about effectiveness and good practice in the sector.
- Business effectiveness and organisational performance: for an initiative that has driven and demonstrably enhanced organisational performance and competitive advantage.
- Organisational development and culture change: for an initiative that achieved transformational culture change or greater staff engagement, or involved collaborative work with another organisation, enabling the university effectively to meet future challenges and uncertainty.
- Equality and diversity: for an initiative that improved equality or diversity in the organisation, and brought demonstrable improvements to performance or engagement.
- Exceptional HR: for HR team of the year.
Nominations are now open!
We’ve made the nomination process as straightforward as possible this year. The nomination form is a simple downloadable Word document which you can save to your local system and fill in at your own speed. We think this is a great group task, as it can reinforce the learnings from the project and remind everyone of the quality of the work that has been achieved. Please submit your application form by 11.59pm on Friday 8th March 2019.