THE deadline for the 2022 Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) Northern Ireland HR Awards has been extended to Friday July 8.
Celebrating its 10th year in 2022, the CIPD NI Awards comprise of 14 categories, representing the best of people management and development in Northern Ireland.
This year’s awards include categories for outstanding teams and individuals at all levels of their career, and in health and wellbeing, inclusion and diversity, change management learning and development, hybrid and flexible working, and for external consultancies.
There are new categories for resourcing and talent management, rising star, employee voice, and apprenticeship schemes.
Lee Ann Panglea, Head of the CIPD in Scotland and Northern Ireland said: “With so many organisations struggling to recruit and retain employees, winning a prestigious award like the CIPD NI Awards can be an excellent way to motivate your team and boost your employer brand.
“I would really encourage people professionals to use the opportunity to look back on your projects from the past year and recognise what you have achieved, during what has been a really challenging time.”
The CIPD NI HR awards are sponsored by leading specialist recruitment company, MCS Group.
Ryan Calvert, Manager of Human Resources, Legal and Compliance divisions at MCS said: “’MCS Group is delighted to continue our headline sponsorship of the CIPD NI Awards, which showcase the world-class HR talent in Northern Ireland. With awards for individuals and organisations, as well as for impactful initiatives across a range of HR specialisms, there is something for everyone.
“Whether you’re entering as an individual looking to raise your own profile, or an organisation who is looking to recruit and retain the best people, winning a CIPD NI Award is an excellent way of standing out from the crowd, and I’d really encourage you to make time over the next month to enter.”
Individual category sponsors include Danske Bank, Worthingtons Solicitors, Hunter Savage, Inspire, Queen’s University Management School, the Labour Relations Agency, Diversity Mark, TLT LLP and Workplus.
The awards are open to all people professionals in Northern Ireland, not just CIPD members, and are free to enter.
Nijobfinder is media partner for the awards. Business Manager, Colin Maxwell said: “As long-standing media partners for the CIPD NI Awards, we know the value that winning an award can bring, and in the current recruitment market, demonstrating that you are an award-winning employer is more important than ever. I would really encourage organisations of all sizes to put their best work forward for this year’s awards.
The shortlist will be announced on August 19, and shortlisted entrants will be invited to bring their submissions to life during interviews with the judges in Belfast in September.
The winners will be announced at an awards dinner at Titanic Belfast on Thursday October 6.
Find out more at cipdniawards.co.uk.
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