Outstanding Employee Engagement
We’re particularly looking for an engagement plan or initiative that links to wider firm strategy, and for measurements that prove its effectiveness.
Excellence in Reward & Recognition
The judges are particularly interested in issues such as alignment to organisational objectives, market pressures, innovation and impact.
Excellence in Direct Recruitment
Awarded to the firm that has demonstrated achievements in employee referral, in-house search, careers site design and anything else that has decreased reliance on third party-recruiters. Entries may concern single interventions or wider departmental achievements.
Best School-Leaver or Apprenticeship Initiative
Awarded to the firm doing the most to encourage non-graduate early talent. These initiatives could be focused on (say) recruitment or training, but not external CSR.
Best HR Innovation Through Technology
Innovations likely to concern HR software systems, payroll, recruitment, L&D, internal communications, etc.
Excellence in Equality & Inclusion
Tell us about how your firm has driven the diversity agenda — and describe the consequent organisational benefits.
Excellence in Learning & Development
We're particularly keen to see initiatives that are demonstrably related to your firm’s strategy and/or growth.
Best CSR Initiative
We’d like to see how the CSR initiative benefited your community (or other external party), your people and your wider business.
Best HR Communication
Any communication produced by your HR department, or its agency, is eligible. This could be a video, an induction booklet, a new vision and values poster, performance management collateral – anything that is well-thought-out, well-designed and has an element of originality. As always, evidence of effectiveness will help your submission tremendously.
Best Health & Wellbeing Initiative (for firms of up to 750 employees including partners)Please provide evidence of impact, in terms of improved performance, engagement or productivity, or reduced absence levels.
Best Health & Wellbeing Initiative (for firms of over 750 employees including partners)
Please provide evidence of impact, in terms of improved performance, engagement or productivity, or reduced absence levels.
Excellence in Talent Management
We'd like to see great work in areas such as succession planning, retention and performance management. Work that best suits another category (such as Excellence in Reward & Recognition, etc.) will not be considered here.
Best Trainee Recruitment Campaign
Any campaign aimed at recruiting trainee talent. Please include the brief, the attraction materials and any data you consider will help your case: applications, appointments, diversity, and so on.
Best Individual Contribution
Nominate, and make a case for, an established individual working within legal HR who has made a contribution to your department, firm or the wider industry within the last year.
Please nominate, and make a case for, a new entrant to legal HR who has made a significant impact on your department or firm.
HR Team of the Year
We’d like to see how your department’s efforts have made a positive contribution to the firm over the course of the year. Please detail what you’ve achieved, how you’ve added value and what (if any) obstacles have been overcome. Results are critical, especially the commercial benefits that your department has brought to the firm. Statistics will help, as will quotations from beneficiaries.