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HR Advisors Awards

What are the awards about?

The reason we started the HR Advisors Conference was that we recognised it was a role with unique challenges and we felt that HRA’s should have something that looked at how you deal with those unique challenges! You also don’t get much recognition in the role.

So we’ve decided for 2017 that we will introduce an HR Advisors Award. This is to recognise the great work that HR Advisors are doing! You might not have full ownership of HR initiatives and you might not be well known by the senior management team - but you’re the ones out there every day, advising, dealing with queries and enacting HR projects and processes. So this award is for you!

What’s involved in entering?

If you are in an HR Advisory role (your actual job title may be different), and you’ve been part of putting great HR initiatives in place - that you’re really proud of - then you should enter! You’ll need to tell us:

You can also nominate an HR Advisor for the Award. You will need to be able to supply details of the above about the person you are nominating.

The Elephant team will then judge the entries and decide who the finalists are. These will be presented at HR Advisors Conference for the audience to vote on the overall winner. Finalists must be able to attend the HR Awards session at the conference.

New Zealand HR Advisor of the Year

Victoria Petrie, HR Advisor, TrustPower

Victoria was voted HR Advisor of the Year for New Zealand, for the two projects that she worked on - a graduate programme with a difference and taking the HR team on a journey to being paperless!

UK HR Advisor of the Year

Charlene Green,

HR Advisor, Essex Wildlife Trust

Charlene was nominated for the award by Michelle Harrison, HR Manager.

What made Charlene’s work stand out? Michelle explains:

Charlene arrived in her job to find her manager leaving and so there was a very short handover period. She picked things up really quickly and took over running the HR function. She kept the payroll and recruitment functions going at a very busy time, within minimal training.

After 3 months, I arrived. My manager (CEO) was on holiday during my first week and Charlene had to show me how everything worked, whilst not only being new herself but also having to keep on top of a large volume of work….

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Runner up: Sheree Jack, HR Advisor, nib

Sheree worked on a project to take their wellness programme into looking after the whole person - and had amazing results.

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