ACEF HR Award Categories

Developed in conjunction with leading academics and professionals from the HR industry, the ACEF HR Awards’ will be a benchmark for others to ENUMARATE. The judging panel of The ACEF HR Awards is made up of distinguished judges and advisors from the business and HR arenas. The panel will evaluate and decide on the award recipients based on the judging criteria described below.

Judging Criteria:
Individual Awards: The individual must be an employee of the participating organisation as well as demonstrates and achieves the following:
• Personal Attributes & Professional Development
• Contribution to Employee Needs
• Contribution to Business Needs
• Contribution to Industry/ National Needs

Organisation Award entries should focus on (Suggested but not compulsory):
• Communication & Innovation
• Contribution to Organisation & Business Needs
• Contribution to Employee Needs
• Contribution to Industry/ National Needs

Entry submission should consist of :
* Write up of not more than 2500 words in Word Format or PPT Format
* Supportives (If any) Images, PPT to be uploaded on google drive and Links to be shared
* Videos (if any) to be uploaded on youtube and the link to be shared with us
* Applicable award nomination fee IRS 9000 + 18% gst (each entry)

AWARD CATEGORIES: (Last date for entries: 31st July)

L&D team of the Year
HR Team of the Year
This category gives high-functioning L&D / HR teams the opportunity to showcase their achievements. We will be looking for the best in team working and L&D/HR with a specific focus on business and organisational outcomes.

L&D professional of the Year
HR Professional of the Year
The individual should demonstrate a clear understanding of best practice excellence in the field of L&D / HR – this can be supported by a proven track record over a number of years or through a significant contribution to an organisational initiative over the last 12 months.
Entries in this category must be submitted by an independent nominee.

Best organisational development programme
OD is growing with many L&D people having a more hybrid L&OD role. We are looking for examples of excellence in the OD arena that can demonstrate a maturity of approach in defining and developing organisational frameworks and culture.

Best coaching/mentoring programme
This category is open to any internally developed coaching or mentoring programme. It can involve the use of external coaches but should be owned by the applying organisation. It can involve any type of coaching model or methodology. This award is looking for a coaching programme that has made a substantial contribution to organisational success.

Best change management programme
Applications into this category could come from a broad range of change management initiatives which have produced results across a wide field of options – including culture change, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, internal communications, performance improvement, process reengineering and so on.

Best leadership development programme
ACEF is looking for outstanding and innovative leadership development programmes from any sector. The initiative should be new and original and not simply the implementation of an existing accredited programme – although subsequent accreditation of a new programme may be advantage.

Best sales programme
The best sales programme is looking for inventive approaches in developing sales teams. While a seemingly easier category to evaluate ACEF is looking for programmes that use new methods and ideas to engage with sales people to increase sales and performance across the organisation.

Best use of technology in learning
The entries should demonstration how the use of the technology has been linked clearly to business goals and should not simply be an exploration of the technology used but a demonstration of how the use of this technology had made real impact on business results.

Supplier of the year
In this category we are looking for best suppliers in the business; whether it be e-learning or coaching we want you to nominate those suppliers who make your programmes and outcomes better. This category is by customer nomination only and suppliers cannot enter in their own right; but they should be informed that the nomination has been submitted.

Best not for profit programme
Open to entries from all not for profit organisations including charities, social enterprises and, community programmes at both national and local level who can demonstrate that their initiative has had real impact on the organisation and its customer group, community or beneficiaries.

Best customer service programme
Customer service is recognised as a key differentiator for business success and as organisations compete for customers in the today tough economic climate developing those individuals and teams of the customer service department is vital. ACEF is looking for L&D initiatives that tackle the issue with clarity and commitment in order to ensure that customer service delivers real results for the business.

Best training partnership
Applications to this category should demonstrate good collaboration, understanding and co-operation between two or more organisations to achieve a particular goal or business outcome.
One member of the partnership should submit the application and all queries and communications will be directed to them in the first instance, however the application should list all those who form the partnership. Should their application be shortlisted, representatives from each partnership should attend the interview if at all possible.

Best private/commercial programme
This category is open to private /commercial organisations regardless of size. The judges will be looking for entries that demonstrate learning and development’s understanding of their company’s business objectives and their ability to design, deliver and evaluate their interventions accordingly.

Best apprenticeship programme
As youth unemployment remains alarmingly high tackling jobs and opportunities for our young people is a social imperative. ACEF’s best apprenticeship programme looks for new and innovative ways in which organisations are offering work and training opportunities to young people. Entries have to come from fully accredited apprenticeship programmes only.

Best operational programme
This category covers all aspects of operations from policy and compliance to induction and health and safety, but should not be used to enter a programme that would suit one of the above categories. It is open to any type of operational training in any organisation in any sector. It must however demonstrate that L&D fully appreciate the operational needs of their organisations and produce initiatives that meet those demands innovatively, timely and effectively.

Best public sector programme
Open to all publically funded organisations including Government departments, NHS organisations, local authorities, and so on. The programme entered can be any training or learning initiative that has made a substantial contribution towards the success of the organisation with reference made to a specific project or innovation.

Best employee engagement program of the year

Best Women Empowerment Organisation of the Year

Most Admired Employer for Physical Challenged Employees

Most Admired Equal Opportunity Employer