Entry Form for Award for the Best New HR Talent

This award will recognise an exceptional new talent who is just embarking on their HR career and already making a difference. The person may or may not be studying but is in applying what they have learned from their studies or experience to bring about real benefits to their organisation and its people through the initiatives they have been involved in.

The judges will be looking for the range of evidence and information used to inform the decisions made. What was the driver for the initiative? Does the initiative align to the organisation’s strategic objectives? How has the work positively impacted the organisation and its people? This may include financial metrics (revenue, profits, ROI, productivity), customer engagement/satisfaction levels, people-related indicators (eg, absence levels, staff turnover, engagement), as well as less tangible outcomes such as the impact on the credibility and integrity of the function/profession within the organisation and, finally, how the new talent’s studies have enabled them to initiate and implement people-related improvements in their own organisation.

Entry Form for Award for Outstanding HR Professional

This award recognises HR Professionals that, through their interventions, have driven significant business improvement within their organisation. We are looking for an exceptional individual who can demonstrate the objectives of their interventions, how these link to their business/organisational strategy and the positive impact that has made to both the organisation and the overall employee experience.

Entry Form for All Other Categories

  • Award for Excellence in Crisis Management and Recovery

  • Award for Best Health, Wellbeing and Mental Fitness Initiative

  • Award for Outstanding Employee Engagement Initiative during the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Award for Best Learning and Development Strategy


Entries must be no longer than 1,500 words in total (excluding heading text).

Before completing the correct entry form, please consult the criteria for the category that you are applying for and the rules of entry in the categories sheet.

Entries should be submitted electronically to jersey@cipdbranch.co.uk by 17.00 on Friday 3 September 2021.

All entries will be reviewed by the judging panel with a shortlist announced on 20 September 2021.

Please note the information provided may be shared at the event on Saturday 13 November 2021.

The only required information is your written entry. If you choose to send additional support material, please upload it with your entry form and return to jersey@cipdbranch.co.uk. If you submit your entry electronically, receipt will be acknowledged. If no acknowledgement is received please contact us on the email above.

All entries will be viewed purely by the judging panel and treated with the strictest confidence. The judges’ decision will be final.

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