Nominations for this year’s hugely anticipated Hr NETWORK National Awards 2018 are currently at the HALF-WAY stage and this is your chance to RECOGNISE, ACKNOWLEDGE and REWARD your HR champions, before the deadline ends on Thursday 31st May 2018.

Established in 2007, the Hr NETWORK National Awards are regarded by many as the most prestigious people awards in the UK attracting a sell-out audience of 800 top HR and ‘people’ industry professionals.

With eighteen categories in 2018, following the introduction of the brand new Health and Wellbeing of the Year award sponsored by Webhelp, the Awards process will determine the top performing HR people, teams, projects and organisations for their contribution to strategy within organisations from all sectors in Scotland.

Following the initial online nominations, which include an interview process for all shortlisted finalists, the winners of the Hr NETWORK Awards 2018 will be announced at the annual glittering Gala Dinner being held once again at the hugely impressive Glasgow Hilton on Thursday 8th November 2018.

Categories for 2018 are:

  1. Learning & Development of the Year award
  2. Organisational Development of the Year award
  3. HR Graduate of the Year
  4. HR Specialist of the Year
  5. NEW – Health and Wellbeing of the Year award
  6. Strategic People Project of the Year
  7. Corporate Responsibility of the Year award
  8. HR Business Partner of the Year
  9. Talent Management Programme of the Year
  10. HR Assistant/Officer of the Year
  11. Attraction & Resourcing of the Year award
  12. HR Manager/Advisor of the Year
  13. Employee Engagement of the Year award
  14. HR Team of the Year
  15. Best Employer/Workplace of the Year
  16. Chief Executive of the Year
  17. HR Director of the Year
  18. Outstanding Contribution to Scottish HR

The full list of categories and criteria is available by visiting:

The awards categories are judged in two sections, People categories and Project categories:

These categories focus on individuals (except for the HR Team category). Judges are looking for exceptional individuals who MUST demonstrate that they are at the top in their respective role.

These categories focus on projects/specific initiatives that have had a measurable impact in the organisation.

The ‘Nominations Intention’ scheme registers a note of interest from those intending to nominate and provides a view on the criteria for preferred categories and an insight in to what the judges are looking for and on-going updates on all the categories during the nominations process, running from 1st March to 31st May 2018.

Table sales for this year’s awards are in extremely high demand as anticipated and organisations wishing to host a table of 10, are strongly advised to secure their table as soon as possible. There are also a number of sponsorship opportunities for this year’s Awards and for further details, contact the Awards Planning Team – details below.

To register your interest in the Nominations and for further category details, Tel: 0131 625 3267 or email:

The full list of categories and criteria is available by visiting: