RECOGNISING & REWARDING EXCELLENCE IN PEOPLE LEADERSHIP
IPM believes that superior and excellent performance amongst business executives needs to be recognised and rewarded.
Too often there are innovative and capable people leaders in both the HR and general business communities whose efforts to attract, engage, develop and retain people in business go unnoticed outside of their community.
The Institute of People Management (IPM) seeks to honour these people for two reasons. First, their effort in itself is worthy of recognition in making South Africa a better place to work. Secondly, these icons can offer best practice insights and act as role models to “lift the game” for South African enterprises as a whole.
It is for this reason that IPM has been recognising excellent performance from individuals and teams and presenting them with their prizes at the Annual Gala Dinner held each year at the IPM’s Annual Convention.
2017 NOMINATIONS OPEN IN THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:
- IPM BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR AWARD
This award recognizes Business Leaders for their contribution to HR. For HR to be successful in any organization, senior management buy-in is critical. HR champions are those who have gone the extra mile and who drive successful HR strategy from the top. Entries for this award should detail examples of a Business Leader who will act as an ambassador to promote strategic people management in the executive community
- IPM HR DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR AWARD
In today’s business environment, strategic HR leadership at Board level is becoming critical for sustainable organisational success. This award recognizes HR Directors who operate at Board or Exco level and have demonstrated a track record of excellence in HR leadership, by ensuring sound HR principles are included in all aspects of the business.
- IPM HR TEAM OF THE YEAR AWARD
In many instances, it is the power of the team rather than individual contributors that brings the true value of HR to the business. The HR Team of the Year will be evaluated according to their effectiveness in producing tangible results for employees and business.
This award will accordingly recognize excellence and enterprise in any team within the field of HR who have effectively demonstrated the following attributes: initiative, innovation, change management, transformation, and/or design and implementation of projects policies and practices.
- IPM HR PRACTITIONER OF THE YEAR AWARD
In any organisation, HR practitioners, irrespective of level, play pivotal people management roles, and this award recognises those with a demonstrated track record of excellence in implementing people strategies and plans that enable the business strategy. These practitioners will also have worked effectively with line managers to attract, develop, engage and/or retain employees in the organisation. This award recognises practitioners with either generalist or specialist HR skills.
- IPM HR EMERGING PRACTITIONER OF THE YEAR AWARD
In any organisation, the HR function plays a pivotal people management role, and having new HR practitioners with requisite potential to make an impact in this area is becoming critical. These practitioners need to have demonstrated the ability and drive to succeed in their chosen HR field. This award recognises emerging HR practitioners with the potential to make a significant human capital impact in their organisation.