The nominations for the Hr NETWORK National Awards 2017 are open and this is your chance to RECOGNISE, ACKNOWLEDGE and REWARD your champions from the Scottish HR profession in 2017. Established in 2007 by Founder and Publisher of Hr NETWORK Magazine Lee Turner, 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 seventeen categories, which will determine the top performing HR people, teams, projects and organisations for their efforts in the Scottish people development and management arena, nominations are being sought from across all sectors in Scotland. Following the initial online nominations, which includes an interview process for all shortlisted finalists, the winners of the Hr NETWORK Awards 2017 will be announced at the annual glittering Gala Dinner being held once again at the hugely impressive Glasgow Hilton on Thursday 9th November 2017.

Categories for 2017 are:

  • Learning & Development Award of the Year
  • Organisational Development Award of the Year
  • HR Graduate of the Year
  • HR Specialist of the Year
  • Strategic People Project of the Year
  • Corporate Responsibility Award of the Year
  • HR Business Partner of the Year
  • Talent Management Programme of the Year
  • HR Assistant/Officer of the Year
  • Attraction & Resourcing Award of the Year
  • HR Manager/Advisor of the Year
  • Employee Engagement Award of the Year
  • HR Team of the Year
  • Best Employer/Workplace of the Year
  • Chief Executive of the Year
  • HR Director of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement Award or Outstanding Contribution Award 2017

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 captures early interest from those intending to nominate and provides insight on criteria, as view of what the judges are looking for and ongoing updates on all the categories during the nominations process, running from 1st March to 31st May 2017.

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 years Awards and for 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 0358 or email: – The full list of categories and criteria is available by visiting: