The winners of HR Club Excellence Awards Gala

At the 2014 edition of HR Club Excellence Awards Gala, 11 categories were awarded from a total of 78 candidates from 40 companies.

The ceremony took place on the 10th of April at Bragadiru Palace in Bucharest in front of an audience made of 300 HR Directors, HR practitioners, General Managers and Line Managers from top Romanian companies.

The winners and finalists of the 6th edition of HR Club Excellence Awards Gala are:

I. Human Resources Management Projects

1. Best Recruitment and Selection project (category sponsored by CNA International)
Winner: Coca-Cola HBC Romania - Talent Mapping
Finalists: Orange Romania - Orange First Step; Zentiva - Divizia Industriala - Zentiva University 2013 – EnergIA

2. Best Compensation and Benefits project (category sponsored by Gras Savoye)
Winner: Zentiva - Divizia Industriala – Think Big

3. Best Performance Management project (category sponsored by Medicover)
Winner: Tuborg - Sales Performance Management
Finalist: Provident Financial Romania – Performance Matrix

4. Best Organizational Design project (category sponsored by PeliFilip)
Winner: Banca Comerciala Romana - NEXT

5. Best Learning and Development project (category sponsored by Formaeva)
Winner: Unicredit Leasing Corporation - UCL’s Got Talent
Finalists: Banca Comerciala Romana - Part Time Employees for the Retail Network; Cargus International – The Professionals – Proud to be a Cargus courier; ING Asigurari de Viata - ING Sales Force Academy; JTI Romania - Learniacs Explore – Seek More

6. Best HR Strategy project (category sponsored by Coca-Cola HBC Romania)
Winner: The National Bank of Romania - An integrated HR management system
Finalist: British American Tobacco - HR Shared Service

7. Best Talent Management project (category sponsored by Tenaris Silcotub)
Winner: Renault Romania & GDF SUEZ Energy Romania - BE THE CHANGE

8. Best Culture Change and Engagement project (category sponsored by Trend Consult)
Winner: Tenaris Silcotub - One hour walk through safety
Finalists: Cetelem - Dare to be Great; ING Asigurari de Viata si Pensii – Improving Organizational Culture; Orange Romania - Orange like – appreciate the Orange attitude!; Vodafone Romania - From Good to Great

II. Management General

1. Line Manager of the year (category sponsored by Daedalus Millward Brown)
Winner: Dana Demetrian - Retail Network Division - Executive Director, Banca Comerciala Romana

2. CEO-HR team of the year – companies with less than 499 employees (category sponsored by Signal Iduna)
Winner: Margareta Tanase - Angela Daniela Posdarascu, Zentiva – Divizia Industriala

3. CEO-HR team of the year – companies with over 500 employees (category sponsored by BCR Pensii)
Winner: Khaled El-Solh - Carmen Iancu, Caroli Foods Group

The jury decided to give a special award to the project “STEP outside – investment in education” implemented by TenarisSilcotub. The project has a strong social responsibility component and is dealing with a very important issue that not only Romania is facing: the gap between education and the skills required by the employers.

The largest number of applications was collected in the “Best Learning and Development project” category (18 applications) followed by the “Best Culture Change and Engagement project” category, with 17 applications. According to the number of applications at the competition of HR Club Excellence Awards Gala, the most active HR professionals regarding the human resources projects implemented in 2012-2013 were those in the Production industry (40% of the applications), followed by professionals in the Banking industry (27% of the applications).

Annual HR Club 2014 Partners: BCR Pensii, Trend Consult Group
Annual Content Partners: Daedalus Millward Brown, PeliFilip
Award Partners: CNA International, Coca Cola HBC Romania, Formaeva, Gras Savoye, Medicover, Signal Iduna, Tenaris Silcotub
Event Partners: A Best, Consulteam, MMM CONSULTING INT’L, Romanian Software
Media Partners: Biz, Business24, City Compass, DoingBusiness.ro, HR Manager, Portal HR, Manager Express, Romania Insider, Ziare.com.