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The Categories and Criteria

The 2018 Bahrain HR Awards is the Kingdom’s first and most credible HR awards. It is our attempt to honour the Kingdom’s exemplary employers and individuals who have played a major role in shaping Bahrain's success story. The Judges panel will be guided by various criteria to arrive at the award finalists. Each category will be evaluated against a different set of criteria.

Best Reward & Recognition Strategies

This award recognises excellence and innovation in employee reward and recognition programs and initiatives.
When judging this category, key criteria will be evaluated, including:

  • pioneering performance-linked reward and recognition programs across areas such as salary, benefits and reward schemes
  • evidence the reward and recognition strategy aligns with business objectives
  • delivery of internal communications relating to reward and recognition initiative
  • evidence the reward and recognition strategy is cost effective and competitive
  • demonstrable outcomes for the business and employees, such as employee take-up of reward schemes and impact on productivity, engagement and retention

Best CSR Practices

This award celebrates Bahrain’s most outstanding corporate social responsibility program, from a people-perspective.

  • clear and measurable CSR objectives and demonstrable alignment with business strategy
  • innovative and effective program design, incorporating a variety of CSR initiatives and cost-effective use of resources
  • quantifiable impact upon the business and environment

Best Use of Technology

This award recognises the extent of technology automation practices implemented within the Company's People processes.

  • Innovation 
  • Needs identification processes 
  • Variety of systems used 
  • Efficiencies and cost-savings gained from use of technology 
  • Resources allocated towards training, manpower, systems, technology etc. 
    Efficiencies 
  • Use of technology in non administrative functions including: recruitment, talent development, communications and training

Best Graduate Development Program

This Award recognises not just quantity, but the quality of Effective graduate recruitment and development practices

  • Effective graduate recruitment practices 
  • Alignment of graduate training to organisational goals and future talent needs 
  • Assessment, evaluation and feedback systems 
  • Career development programmes and feedback 
  • Impact of training on graduate retention rates 
  • Training & development budgets and company funded hours 
  • Coaching and mentoring programmes

Best Training, Learning & Development Practices

This award recognises the key Alignment of training to organisational goals and future talent needs

  • Alignment of training to organisational goals and future talent needs 
  • Defined training and development policies and programmes 
  • Assessment, evaluation and feedback systems 
  • Alignment of training with career development planning strategies and policies 
  • Impact of training on retention rates 
  • Types & variety of courses offered to employees 
  • Training budgets and hours 
  • Resources allocated towards training, learning and development; manpower, systems, technology

Champion of HR

This award recognises the CEO or high-level Government Executive who has driven successful HR strategies from the top by putting people first and championing innovative HR values.

  • personal leadership to ensure that people issues are at the top of the corporate agenda
  • successful implementation of innovative HR initiatives
  • involvement of the HR director in the most important organisational decisions
  • leading from the front in terms of integrity
  • visionary approach to addressing the challenges of the future

HR Young Achiever

The HR Young Achiever of the Year recognises the practitioner who has achieved impressive results with less than five years of experience.

  • delivery of effective, pragmatic HR solutions in line with corporate objectives
  • successful leadership of people to achieve organisational goals
  • mature treatment of complex psychological and human motivational issues
  • formulation and implementation of innovative, pioneering ideas

Employer of Choice

One of the most-coveted awards, Employers will showcase policies that make them one of the most admired by their employees

  • Management's commitment to human capital 
  • Communications within the company 
  • Above average staff retention rates and innovative strategies 
  • Talent management initiatives 
  • Mentoring and succession planning 
  • Training, learning and development policies and practices 
  • Work life balance initiatives 
  • Health and safety practices and procedures 
  • Compensation and benefits and rewards & recognition 
  • Recruitment procedures 
  • Workplace harmony and physical environment 
  • Overall corporate culture 
  • Innovation 
  • CSR practices 
  • Performance management

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognises the individual who has displayed excellence at a national level.

  • Shown high level of contribution for the advancement of HR practises within organisations and the community
No applications are sought for this category and will conferred by the Awards Council

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BAHRAIN HR AWARDS 2018 - CATEGORIES

The Bahrain HR Awards 2018 recognize those who have made outstanding contributions to their individual businesses, to the HR profession and to the community. The winners of these Awards will have all the glory and recognition of being the best in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The HR profession across the region will recognize, salute and congratulate the finalists.

Best Reward & Recognition Strategies

This award recognises excellence and innovation in employee reward and recognition programs and initiatives.

Best CSR Practices

This award celebrates Bahrain’s most outstanding corporate social responsibility program, from a people-perspective.

Best Use of Technology

This award recognises the extent of technology automation practices implemented within the Company's People processes.

HR Young Achiever

The HR Young Achiever of the Year recognises the practitioner who has achieved impressive results with less than five years of experience.

Employer of Choice

One of the most-coveted awards, Employers will showcase policies that make them one of the most admired by their employees

BEST GRADUATE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

This Award recognises not just quantity, but the quality of Effective graduate recruitment and development practices

Best Learning & Development Practices

This award recognises the key Alignment of training to organisational goals and future talent needs

Champion of HR

This award recognises the CEO or high-level Government Executive who has driven successful HR strategies from the top by putting people first and championing innovative HR values.

HR Manager of the Year

The HR Manager of the Year recognises the individual who has displayed excellence at the management level.

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognises the individual who has displayed excellence at a national level.

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