Picture (L-R): Claire Dooher, Regional Director and Pete Feldman, Managing Director, Grafton Recruitment, Mark Reilly, Classified Advertising Manager, Belfast Telegraph and Lynn Carson, Chair for CIPD NI
Outstanding achievements within the HR profession will be celebrated at the CIPD Northern Ireland Awards gala 2017.
Titanic Belfast hosts the awards for a second year for an event which is now firmly established as the key awards gala for the Human Resources profession in NI.
At the gala on May 18th, awards will be presented to teams, individuals and organisations, highlighting the depth of excellence within the profession in Northern Ireland. Recruitment specialists Grafton are the principal sponsor.
Once again there will be 10 category prizes. The categories are: Best Change Management Initiative, Consultant or Consultancy Team of the Year; HR Team of the Year; Best Employee Engagement Strategy; HR Director of the Year; Health and Wellbeing Award; Most Effective Organisational Learning and Development Strategy; Outstanding HR Student of the Year and Talent Management Programme of the Year.
And CIPD NI’s Executive Committee will also be presenting the Chair’s Special Achievement Award, which will recognise an individual, team or organisation who has made a significant contribution to the profession here.
In all categories the judges will be looking for clear evidence that a particular people management and development initiative or project contributed to organisational sustainability and success plus innovation and creativity that set standards of best practice and measurable results.
Launching the awards, Pete Feldman, Managing Director of Grafton Recruitment said: “As one of the leading recruitment providers in Ireland, we are delighted to be supporting CIPD as headline sponsor for the 2017 Awards. Last year’s event in Titanic Belfast was fantastic. There was a really positive energy at the event and the calibre of all entrants just highlights the wealth of talent we have in the HR profession in NI.”
Lynn Carson, Chair of CIPD NI said she is delighted to host the Awards in Titanic Belfast for the second year running.
She explained the awards provide a fantastic opportunity for Northern Ireland’s HR, L&D and personnel development professionals to gain recognition for the quality of the work and innovation they are delivering across the private, public and voluntary sectors with the standard of entries getting higher and higher each year.
Lynn added: “We are very excited about taking this event back to Titanic Belfast especially after being crowned Worlds Best Tourist Attraction last year. I would urge all individuals and employers, large and small, to enter the awards this year and join us at the Gala to enjoy what will be a fantastic evening celebrating the impressive work of our local HR Professionals.”
The CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, has more than 3000 members in Northern Ireland. Belfast Telegraph NIJobfinder is the official media partner of the CIPD NI 2017 Awards. Mark Reilly, Classified Advertising Manager said “Belfast Telegraph NIJobfinder is delighted to continue its support of the prestigious CIPD NI Awards and encourages organisations to enter the 2017 awards and help to celebrate the success of professionals who help shape the future of Northern Ireland.”
Entries and bookings open on January 24th with the closing date for entries set for March 20. CIPD will host a 2017 Awards Launch event on January 24th at Belfast Castle. Full details on the event and how to enter the awards can be found at www.cipdniawards.co.uk