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HR Brilliance Award Categories

Extended Entry Deadline:

2 October 2020

Finalists Announced:

23 October 2020

Awards Evening:

3 December 2020

Brilliance in Recruitment & Retention
Judges will be looking for evidence of innovation and bottom line contribution through enhanced recruitment and improved retention. Entries could range from one- off projects in key areas through to the implementation of new policies covering all resourcing activities. Entries should be presented in the form of a business case study supported by relevant metrics.Judging Criteria:○ Any Innovative Recruiting Strategies? Evidence of positive impact on Successful Recruitment rates and on business, in general (proven and future impact permitted)
○ Evidence of improved employee motivation
○ Evidence of high-quality, flexible provision, responsive to employer and employee needs
○ Evidence of positive impact on business (proven and future impact permitted)
○ Employee Retention Rate
○ Provide any relevant links to campaign images/videos

HR Team of the Year

Judges will be looking for evidence of a Team Effort and bottom line contribution through enhanced partnerships with the wider business functions. This award recognises the HR team who have excelled within their function and across the organisation. Entries should be presented in the form of a business case study supported by relevant metrics.

Judging Criteria:

Professionalism: Consistently meeting or exceeding challenging objectives and demonstrating a quality approach through personal values and working practices.

Innovation: Used innovative approaches, working practices or technologies to enhance their organisation.

Team Effort/ Role model: Provided an example to peers or colleagues; has impacted or inspired other business leaders.

Measurable success: Has delivered quantifiable benefits to their organisation through involvement with HR initiatives in the past year and can demonstrate personal development to enhance their ability to succeed in future.

Brilliance in Innovative Use of Technology

Judges will be looking for organizations that have used technology to move HR forward. It could be via the application of HR software and analytic systems, online recruitment or an e-learning programme. The highest marks will go to those who demonstrate an innovative approach that ties to corporate strategy. Entrants must provide evidence of the return on investment.

Vision and Values:
○ Clarity of objectives
○ Campaign strategy
○ Creativity
○ Campaign execution
○ Use of budget and ○ Return on investment
○ What does your organisation do to clearly communicate its vision and values to all employees in a way that helps to drive their behaviours and actions? ○ How do you encourage your employees to live the organisation’s values on a daily basis?
○ What do you do if a core value is not adhered to by a manager or employee?

HR Director of the Year

The HR Director of the Year award recognises the individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership at the executive level. Our jury is looking for the HR Director who has led a team in the:
• Successful implementation of a people strategy that directly contributes to the achievement of organisational objectives
• Clear and successful articulation of a compelling, unique and relevant employee value proposition (EVP)
• Effective implementation of bold, visionary, innovative people strategies
• Creation of an executive culture in which people issues are at the heart of every important business decision

Professionalism: Consistently meeting or exceeding challenging objectives and demonstrating a quality approach through personal values and working practices.

Innovation: Used innovative approaches, working practices or technologies to enhance their organisation.

Role model: Provided an example to peers or colleagues; has impacted or inspired other business leaders.

Measurable success: Has delivered quantifiable benefits to their organisation through involvement with HR initiatives in the past year and can demonstrate personal development to enhance their ability to succeed in future.

Brilliance in Employee Engagement

This award honours an organisation for specifically focusing on engaging employees through fostering a corporate culture, empowering Leadership, transparency, recognition and team building. Judges will be looking for a well-thought out strategy linking employee engagement to the heart of the business. This can include motivation programmes that have made a significant difference to an organisation’s performance. Entrants should provide details of the strategy itself, and demonstrate how it measures improvements in engagement and detail the business outputs.

Vision and Values:
○ Clarity of objectives
○ Campaign strategy
○ Creativity ○ Campaign execution
○ Use of budget and ○ Return on investment
○ What does your organisation do to clearly communicate its vision and values to all employees in a way that helps to drive their behaviours and actions?
○ How do you encourage your employees to live the organisation’s values on a daily basis?
○ What do you do if a core value is not adhered to by a manager or employee?

Brilliance in Diversity and Inclusion 

Brilliance in Diversity and Inclusion

We are looking for organisations that are recognising and championing the behaviours that build a more inclusive culture - ensuring fairness, celebrating the diversity, and achieving better results collectively.

Judges will shortlist projects/campaigns that can demonstrate its impact in shaping and driving the Diversity and Inclusion agenda; We welcome nominations from all types of diversity & inclusion-focused campaigns. It could we the work organisation done to provide outstanding support and opportunities to women, people from BAME backgrounds, those from the LGBTQ+ community, disabled people and other minorities.

Campaign should:
Empower and support employees to realise their full potential.
Help deepen understanding between different diversity groups and how opportunities and challenges may intersect.
Show ways to collaborate with others to innovate and develop workable solutions.
Engage with and utilise senior champions to ensure pace, focus and direction.
Demonstrates why the D&I strategy was implemented and how it is linked to broader business strategy
Display the evidence that the D&I strategy is part of the corporate ethos
Demonstrate its long-term sustainability, the sustained value it has added to the business

Business Leader of the Year

Judges will be looking for individuals who can demonstrate outstanding enterprise, innovation and entrepreneurial flair. A business leader with exceptional vision and leadership, with a strong financial track record.

Innovative Team of the Year 

There is no ‘I’ in team Teams entering this category deliver excellent team work and added value. Through their remarkable determination, dedication and coordination they successfully use their varied skills and knowledge for the benefit of the business. If your team has produced excellent results, you deserve recognition.

How to Enter

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Step 1.

Register - Choose your category

Submit your registration form after you Identify the category or categories you wish to enter. Once registered you will receive an email confirmation together with special category entry form. Award Submissions Deadline: 6pm GMT, 2 October 2020

Step 2.

Pay for your award entry

Once you have submitted your entry an invoice will be sent to you on email. Once this invoice is paid your award entry is complete. Your payment must be processed for your award entry to be fully submitted and judged.

Step 3.

Relax, Wait patiently…

You’ve done the hard bit, now just follow us on twitter, join the LinkedIn group and look forward to the evening party and celebration. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 3 December 2020.

Awards Entry Process

We invite your organisation to submit nominations to enter the 2020 International BOC Brilliance Awards, honouring the outstanding achievements in the workplace.

All organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations to this International Brilliance Awards: large and small, public and private, for-profit and non-profit. Nominations may be submitted by individuals or organisations.

The 2019 Award has attracted nominations from organisations of all types, from different parts of the world. Many of the world’s largest and most famous companies have won BOC Brilliance Awards. However, some of our winners each year are small and midsize companies that are still growing and building their brands and investing in their people.

The main component of an entry is the 2,000-word entry document which can be requested here

Ones completed, please email the document to Awards@boc-uk.com

In addition to the entry document, you may include supporting material. Supporting material does not contribute to the 2,000-word limit of the entry document. Supporting material may include, but is not limited to:

  • Photographs
  • Testimonials
  • Graphs/data
  • Videos (please send a link or the video file)

Please note: you can send a maximum of 5 supporting documents.

  • Single Award Entry - £250
  • Up to 3 award Entries - £390
  • Single Pass for Award Reception - £250
  • Group of 4 - 4 Passes for Award Reception - £899
  • Table of 8 - 8 Passes for Award Reception - £1699
  • Premium Table of 10 - 10 Passes for Award Reception - £1990
  • Premium Table of 12 - 12 Passes for Award Reception - £2299
  • Single Pass for Award Reception - £250
  • Additional Trophy - £150

*all prices exclude VAT

Judging of entries will be conducted in October by the members of specialized judging committees. Judges are recruited worldwide, based on their industry, function and experience.

Judges will review and rate entries online, at their convenience.

All entries that receive a final average score of at least 70 out of 100 from the judges will be recognised as finalists. The eligible nomination with the highest average score in a category will be designated the Brilliance Award winner, and will receive a Brilliance trophy.

Other eligible nominations with a final average score of at least 80 will be designated as Golden and Silver winners, and will receive framed Certificates.

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