Excellence in Learning & Development

We're particularly keen to see initiatives that are demonstrably related to your firm’s strategy and/or growth.

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Best Health & Wellbeing Initiative (for firms of up to 750 employees including partners)

Please provide evidence of impact, in terms of improved performance, engagement, productivity or reduced absence levels.

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Best Health & Wellbeing Initiative (for firms of over 750 employees including partners)

Please provide evidence of impact, in terms of improved performance, engagement, productivity or reduced absence levels.

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Best Internal Engagement Campaign

Any communication campaign that has been produced for your employees is eligible for this category. It might have been around a new initiative, existing learning and development opportunities or something about how the firm was handling the Covid-19 pandemic. If you can show how you used internal communications to help solve a problem, then this could be the category for you. As always, good ideas, effective campaigns and a bit of evidence will help you stand out.

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Best CSR Initiative

We’d like to see how your CSR initiative/s have benefited your community (and/or other external parties), your people and your wider business. Note that entries concerning social mobility initiatives will be better served in the ‘Best Social Mobility’ category.

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Best Environmental Initiative

Awarded to the firm doing the most to encourage sustainable business practices and push the environmental agenda.

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Best Social Mobility Initiative

We’re looking for innovative ways in which your firm has advanced the social mobility agenda and the impact your approach has had on the firm.

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Excellence in Equality & Inclusion

Tell us about how your firm has driven the diversity agenda — and describe the consequent benefits to the firm. Note that entries concerning social mobility initiatives will be better served in the ‘Best Social Mobility’ category.

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Best Innovation Through Technology

Innovations are likely to concern HR software systems, payroll, recruitment, L&D, internal communications, etc.

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Best External Recruitment Campaign

Talk to us about the effective recruitment campaigns you have undertaken this year. What’s the content, approach, activity or creative campaign that has helped you get the people you need and want? As always, tell us the story of the problem you looked to solve, how you went about solving it and the results that ensued. Any campaign aimed at recruiting trainee or apprentice talent would be better served in the Best Early Talent Recruitment Campaign category.

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Best Early Talent Recruitment Campaign

Any campaign aimed at recruiting trainee, apprentice or other early stage talent across lawyer, technology, business development or any other practice support teams. Please include the brief, the attraction materials and any data you consider will help your case: applications, appointments, diversity, and evidence of successful outcomes for the campaign and so on.

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Most Innovative People Initiative

We’re looking for any people-focused accomplishments that are new to your firm – and ideally, new to the sector too. We would also like to see measurements, other evidence of success and clear alignment with firm strategy: in other words, not just innovation for innovation’s sake.

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Best Global HR Initiative

We’d like to hear about an initiative that has sought to systemise and harmonise politics and processes across international offices and different jurisdictions.

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Best Management of Employer Reputation

Your reputation matters. What people (employees and jobseekers alike) think about you matters and will affect whether they apply for you and stay to build a career with you. Reputation management can be a complex and strategic or it can be reactive and tactical. Tell us about how you have actively managed the reputation you have as an employer. What was the strategy, the content, the always on activity, the advocacy, the peer-to-peer sharing? Tell us about the goals, the process and the results. Tell us about how you went about making sure people instinctively think about you in the way you want them to.

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Best Organisational Response to Covid-19

Tell us about how your firm has responded to Covid-19. We’re particularly interested in new approaches that have arisen as a result of the pandemic.

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Best People Professional

Make a case for an established individual working within legal HR who has made a major contribution to your department, firm or the wider industry within the last year. We are looking for an individual that has excelled, regardless of their position within the team.

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Rising Star

Make a case for a new entrant to legal HR who has made a significant impact on your department or firm. Nominees should have been working in the sector for less than three years. In addition to completing the form, please submit the CV of the nominee.

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Best People Leader

Make a case for someone who has made a positive contribution to people in your firm. Nominees could be from inside or outside of HR, for example Managing Partners, HRDs, Senior Partners, COOs and Practice Heads who have gone out of their way to make the firm a more productive, inclusive or enjoyable place to work.

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HR Team of the Year (for firms of up to 750 employees including partners)

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. You can either enter the full team or part of the team, such as the Recruitment, Reward or HR Project Management sub-functions.

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HR Team of the Year (for firms of over 750 employees including partners)

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. You can either enter the full team or part of the team, such as the Recruitment, Reward or HR Project Management sub-functions.

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