This Award recognizes organizations that prioritize diversity and recognize the value of an inclusive workplace for both individuals and the organization, how to create a culture where people are respected, appreciated and feel included.
ESG Strategy Award
This Award recognizes organizations that has a comprehensive ESG approach and implementations into its HR practices. This is done by the meaningful changes in organizational culture and significant influence of the employee involvement in the ESG initiatives.
Employer Branding Award
This award recognizes organizations with outstanding branding and reputation that attract candidates.
Community Engagement Award
This Award recognizes organizations that value the importance of nurturing the future generation. Throughout the integration of innovative HR initiatives and sustainable community initiatives, the younger generation will be able to know more about the industry and hence ultimately achieve the goal of attract and engage quality young talents.
Category of “Technology”
Talent Acquisition Award
This Award recognizes the most creative and effective approach in sourcing for candidates through identifying, attracting, assessing and selecting the right candidates, in response to the changes in organizational talent needs and external market conditions.
HR Digitalization Award
This Award recognizes organizations who have adopted digital technology to change operational HR and business processes to become automated and data driven. It helps improve communication, collaboration, and access to data analytics of a diverse workforce.
HR Innovation Strategy Award
This Award recognizes organizations that adopt innovative and/or tech-driven HR initiatives to provide solutions to problems or challenges faced, and how it was communicated to the workplace for effective implementation with positive impact.
HR AI Partner Award
This Award recognizes organizations with outstanding performance by using AI technologies and processes that support a more adaptive, flexible and fluid workforce, in order to meet their business needs and strategic goals.
Category of “People”
Employee Engagement Award
This Award recognizes organizations that have adopted a holistic approach to employee engagement and demonstrated agility in fulfilling the changing needs of their employees at all levels as well as ensuring alignment with wider business objectives.
Learning & Development Award
This Award recognizes outstanding training and development initiatives, programs &/or strategies that have been implemented by an organization to develop its current talents and to effectively equip them to achieve the organization’s strategic objectives.
Coaching & Mentoring Award
This Award recognizes organizations’ initiatives to build a coaching and mentoring culture; bringing out the best in their people around and drive development, retention and efficiency in the workforce through effective coaching and mentoring strategies.
Employee Experience Award
This Award recognizes organizations that have implemented employee-centric initiatives to improve their employees’ working experience, to motivate performance by connecting individuals career goals with company goals.
Category of “Recruitment”
Youth Ambassador Program Award
This award recognizes excellence in design and implementation of effective engagement programs with young job seekers and future talent.
Attraction Campaign Award
This Award recognizes the best candidate’s attraction campaign that has demonstrated excellence and innovation in terms of design, execution and hiring impact.
Graduate Recruitment Campaign Award
This Award recognizes the creativity and effectiveness in formulating and delivering a graduate trainee recruitment campaign that has helped the company achieve its business objectives.
Category of “Place”
Employee Health and Safety (Well-being) Award
This award recognizes outstanding strategies and initiatives that promote and embed well-being of the workforce, achieving higher level employee happiness and fulfillment and practicing work safe behavior in their workplace that has impacted the overall business performance.
Hybrid Workspace Award
This Award recognizes organizations who have created a safe, flexible, collaborative and empowering hybrid workplace that accommodates both the employee, employer and maintains the company culture.
Category of “Recruitment Firm”
Recruitment Firm of the Year (Premier)
This award recognizes recruitment firms (company size >= 15 people) with creativity, effectiveness, market insight and innovation in providing outstanding service to clients.
Recruitment Firm of the Year (Elite)
This award recognizes recruitment firms (company size < 15 people) with creativity, effectiveness, market insight and innovation in providing outstanding service to clients.
Best Candidate Care Recruitment Firm
This award recognizes recruitment firms outstanding creativity, effectiveness and responsiveness, market insight, innovation and service, in providing exemplary care and treatment of candidates.
Category of “Team & Individual”
HR Team of the Year
This award recognizes HR teams has successfully implemented a new project, innovation, strategy or initiative not more than twelve calendar months ago that contributed to the growth of the company.
HR Innovator of the Year
This award recognizes HR individuals who have improved HR practices with innovative ideas. It aims to position the HR function as an effective strategic business partner that contributes to the success and achievement of the organization’s business strategy and goals.
Special Award: Employer of the Year
This award recognizes the best employers in Hong Kong. The winners will be 100% determined by a unique blending of the votes of employees and the general public. Nominees in this category are composed of the finalists from all the award categories.
Judging Process and Criteria
Judging Process and Criteria
Stage 1: Screening by JobsDB
The committee will conduct first round completeness check of all submissions.
Stage 2: Scoring by judging panel and the general public
A panel of judges comprising HR directors and industry leaders will review the submissions and provide a score. Parallelly, 30% will be determined by the votes of the general public.
A panel of judges comprising HR directors and industry leaders will review the submissions and provide a score.
10% Objective Setting
40% Design and Implementation
30% Measurement and Outcomes
20% Creativity and Innovation
Each JobsDB member has one vote for each category.
Remarks: The winners of “Employer of the year” will be 100% determined by a unique blending of the votes of employees and the general public.
Stage 3: Result Announcement
No. of awards
1 x Grand Prize per category
1 x Winner per sub-category
Platinum & Gold per Award
Team & Individual
Top 3 per Award
Employer of the Year
Dr. Aaron Chiang
Head of HR & Admin
Hong Yip Service Company Limited
If you give a hungry man a fish, you feed him for a day, but if you teach him how to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.
Dr. Aaron Chiang is currently the Head of Human Resources and Administration of Hong Yip Service Company Limited, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited. Established in 1967, Hong Yip is a leading company in property and facilities management in Hong Kong.
Dr. Chiang has many years of experience in human resources and administration gained from various organizations in both the public and private sectors in Hong Kong. He holds a degree in Doctor of Business Administration from the University of Newcastle, Australia and LLM in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution from The University of Hong Kong. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators. He is the incumbent President of the Hong Kong People Management Association and the Advisory Committee Member of the Business Discipline of the Vocational Training Council.
Mr. Andy Luk
Vice President – HR and Corporate Communications, Asia
You have 2 choices: Shape it up or being shake up!
Andy is responsible for HR and Corporate Communications across Asia. Andy holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences from the University of Hong Kong. With over 25 years’ experience in the Human Resources industry, Andy has worked with a number of well-known organizations, including the world biggest consumer products company, Procter & Gamble as well as a reputable public utility company China Light & Power in HK. Andy has extensive working experience in different business units, diverse workforce in Hong Kong, China and Asia. Andy is also very active in contributing to the HR professional community in the region. He is the Executive Council Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resources Management and was the Co-Chairman of the 2016 Annual Conference, Chairperson of the 2019/20 HR Excellence Award and the Chairperson of the HR Journal Editorial Taskforce. Andy is now studying the EMBA at the Kellogg-HKUST Business School and personally, he loves running and reading.
Mr. Angus Wai
Head of Group Human Resources
Max Mara Hong Kong & Macau
From Task-driven to People Centric – A Rethink & Repositioning of Impactful Human Capital Strategy in the Digital Era
Angus is Head of Group Human Resources in Max Mara Hong Kong & Macau. He was Head of HR and led the HR teams in several leading and sizeable companies before the current role. Angus has served in two of the government advisory broads, namely Panel of Review Boards on School Complaints and Retail Trade Training Board for years. He was a graduate from The University of Hong Kong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Royal Holloway, University of London and The City University of Hong Kong in various academic fields including linguistics, law, accountancy and business.
Mr. Bono Lee
Head of Human Resources and Administration
Tricor Services Limited
Let’s create a better workplace – for the business and for the people
Bono is currently the Head of Human Resources Hong Kong for Tricor – the leading business expansion specialist. He has over 20 years of experience in Human Resources and has served in a number of senior HR leadership roles in a variety of industries including logistics, engineering, FMCG, and F&B. He has led the HR set up and built people capability plan for organizations in Hong Kong and various locations across Asia. Working closely with the senior management team, he has led the development and execution on people strategies which yielded business results, operational efficiency, and market potentials.
Ms. Eliza Ng
Chief People and Culture Officer
Hong Kong Productivity Council
Equipping and empowering employees to thrive in a disruptive VUCA world
Eliza is currently the Chief People and Culture Officer at Hong Kong Productivity Council. She holds a Master Degree in Human Resources Development and Training with over 28 years all-round HR experience as Senior HR Executive in US Fortune 500 Listed Company, Investment Banking and Hong Kong Listed IT Company.
Eliza has also served as a member of the Hong Kong Management Association’s (HKMA) People Development Management Committee since 2011; a Board of Examiner of HKMA Award for Excellence in Training and Development since 2012; Executive Committee of the Chamber’s Women Executives Club of The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (HKGCC) since 2014; Manpower Committee of HKGCC since 2017; Examination Moderator (honorary) for the Certification & Diploma Programmes in HR Management courses of the Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) since 2018.
In appreciation of her outstanding vision and leadership, she garnered the “The Most Popular Business Leaders of the month” from Asia CEO Community in September 2020 and“Best of the Best HR STAR of the Year” granted by one of the HK media in October 2020.
Ms. Lancy Chui
Senior Vice President ManpowerGroup
Now is the time—to put people first, create and grow sustainable jobs, identify and develop skills for today and tomorrow.
Having joined ManpowerGroup in 1997, Lancy is currently Senior Vice President of ManpowerGroup Greater China Limited (Stock code: 2180), where she has been strongly instrumental in building up operations framed around a regional initiative geared towards developing common business strategies and synergies for Greater China Region.
As a recognized expert in human resources, Lancy is regularly featured in newspapers and on television and radio as spokesperson for ManpowerGroup in regard to the ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey and the dynamics of her relevant markets. She is awarded GBA Outstanding Women Entrepreneur Award 2021 and Asian Female Business Leader Award 2017.
Ms. Susanna Lam
Executive Director, Talent Acquisition Head, Human Resources of DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Ltd
Susanna is an experienced human resources professional. She has spent most of her career in the banking industry, with exposure to various HR roles. She is currently the Talent Acquisition head in DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Ltd, leading a team to recruit all levels of talents for the bank to support its business strategies. In 2017 to 2019, Susanna was the Learning and Talent Development head in the bank. In this role, she was responsible for driving initiatives in relation to learning and development, talent management and organization development, which are all key agenda in today’s banking industry.
Before the aforesaid roles, Susanna had worked as an HR partner for more than 15 years, where she partnered with business heads of retail banking, wealth management, technology and operations, finance, legal and compliance, risk management, etc. to advise and execute people strategies aligning with the business needs.
Before DBS, Susanna was with Hang Seng Bank taking up various roles including HR partner, Reward and HR operations.
Susanna has got a Master Degree in Business Administration, and a Master Degree of Science in Information System.
Mr. Willie Cheng
Vice President Human Resources
Hong Kong Telecommunications
The future of work starts today, not tomorrow!
With over 20 years’ experience in human resources arena, Willie is appointed Vice President Human Resources at Hong Kong Telecommunications in September 2020. In this role, he is responsible for effectively diagnosing business issues and goals by ensuring HR strategy is aligned with the business strategy. He is setting the people agenda in collaboration and consultation with the business leadership team. He also acts as the Group Head of TA as a COE function to design and drive the adoption of talent sourcing practices to support a strong candidate experience.
Before moving to HKT, Willie was the Director, People Partner at South China Morning Post and Head of People at Asia Miles as a change agent and culture builder for nurturing employee engagement in the workplace. Prior to that, he accumulated his professional experience within the people spectrum, related to Swire Group including John Swire & Sons, Cathay Pacific Airways and Cathay Dragon. He embarked on his career as a Management Trainee with Cathay Pacific Catering Services in 1996.
Willie holds an MSc in Strategic Human Resources Management from Hong Kong Baptist University, as well as Business Administration degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is also recognized for his commitment in the HR field as a recipient of an Award for Excellence for HR Leaders by World HRD Congress.
Starting from TODAY
Stage 1/ Nomination
Nominate organizations and individuals to recognize their excellence in people strategies by submitting one or more nominations via the online portal.
Starting from TODAY
29 December 2021
Stage 2/ Submission
All nominated parties will be required to provide an online submission that demonstrates how they fulfil the criteria.
29 December 2021
17 - 28 January 2022
Stage 3/ Scoring
A panel of judges comprising of HR directors and industry leaders will review the submissions and provide a score.
In parallel, 30% will be determined by the votes of the general public.
17 - 28 January 2022
7 February 2022
Stage 4/ Result Announcement
The results will be announced by early February 2022.
7 February 2022
Mid-March 2022 (TBC)
Stage 5/ Awards Ceremony
The winners will be announced and celebrated at the award ceremony.
Mid-March 2022 (TBC)
Late March – early April 2022
Stage 6/ Post-event Highlights
Through-the-line publicity plan will be carried out in order to maximize the public awareness.
All work, campaigns or initiatives must have been launched or active between the eligibility period of 1 November 2020 and 31 October 2021. Entries should reflect results achieved during this period.
All work, campaigns or initiatives must have been conceptualized and carried out inHong Kongfor the Hong Kong market or for a regional and/or global market that includesHong Kong.
Entrants may submit the same works/ campaigns/ initiatives into multiples categories or different works/ campaigns/ initiatives into one category. There is no limit to the number of entries each entrant may submit. However, when submitting multiple entries, you are strongly recommended to tailor them based on the requirements of each category.
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