The HR Community rewarded excellence in the field

It’s the 5th year that the HR community recognized and awarded excellence in people management at the HR Club Excellence Awards Gala, the most prestigious HR event of the year.

On April 3rd 2013, the HR community celebrated the most apreciated managers and the best HR initiatives and strategies, as well as the organizations where these projects were implemented.


The ceremony, organized by HR Club (the HR Professionals Associations in Romania) took place at theJW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel, in the distinguished presence of over 230 HR Directors and specialists, CEOs and business leaders of some of the most important companies in Romania. With a total of 55 nominees (see here), the HR Community granted 10 awards.


Also, the jury has decided to grand “the Jury Special Award” to the project implemented by Junior Achievement Association, which was appreciated as being a modern, well-structured and easy-to-replicate way of educating the young generation on how to interact with employers.


This year, the industry with the most projects registrated in the competition is banking and insurance, but also very active were the HR specialists in IT & C. The most projects were registered in „most valuable Organizational Culture & Engagement project” category, followed by “most valuable Training and Development project” category.


The judging process was based on scores for every established criteria and the projects were judged by 2 types of juries: a jury formed by senior, renownedHR professionals, and after that, a jury of CEOs decided the winner from the shortlist (you can see the jury members here).


HR Club thanks the jury members for accepting the invitation, the aplicants for accepting the challenge of the competition and last but not least the partners, without whom it could not recognize and award excellence in Human Resources: Annual Partener: Grupul Trend Consult, Content Partners: Daedalus Millward Brown & PeliFilip, Annual Media Parteners: Business Review, HR Manager si Manager Express, Award Partners: ArcelorMittal Galati, BRD - Groupe Societe Generale, Coca-Cola HBC Romania, Groupama Asigurari, JTI Romania, TenarisSilcotub, 




  1. Human Resources Management projects:


  • Recruitment and Selection

Winner: Zentiva – ZENTIVA Express

Finalist: Coca-Cola HBC Romania - Destination: management


  • Compensation and Benefits

Winner: UniCredit Leasing Corporation IFN - Luna Sanatatii

Finalist: Zentiva - !NVENT!CA - Laboratorul de creativitate


  • Performance Management

Winner: TenarisSilcotub - Conectand 1200 de angajati la performanta companiei


  • Talent Management

Winner: Compania Orange Romania – Acceleration Lab


  • Training and Development

Winner: ArcelorMittal Galati - ACT 2 (Actionez Constant pentru Transformare)

Finalists: Junior Achievement Romania - Succesul professional,

         TenarisSilcotub- Trainerii interni - o resursa cheie pentru dezvoltare


  • HR Strategy

Winner: ING Asigurari de Viata si Pensii - Employer Value Proposition

Finalist: Orange Romania - Brand-ul pentru care lucrezi - brand-ul pe care il cumpara clientii


  • Organizational Culture & Engagement

Winner: Compania Coca-Cola HBC Romania – Transformare culturala prin valori

Finalists: Cetelem- Povestea din spatele fotografiei,

   Orange Romania - Engagement@orange.ro



2. Top management:

  • Line manager of the year

Marinela Guina - National Field Director, Grup Sapte



  • Entrepreneur of the year

Simona Nicolaescu - Founder, Dynamic Human Resources Grup


  • General Manager of the year

Antoaneta Curteanu – CEO, Unicredit Leasing Corporation