HR Fest Awards 2022 – Frequently Asked Questions


How do I nominate?

Nominations for HR Fest Awards 2022 are now open! You may submit your nominations here. Eligible entrants are regional-based employers from the private and public sectors - including; MNC's, local companies, government agencies and SMEs, etc.*

Nomination entries close on the 11 February 2022.

Category Nomination is limited to 3 per company. A company may not nominate for a category which they won the previous year.



Do I need to pay to join HR Fest Awards 2022?

Participation for HR Fest Awards 2022 is FREE! Simply nominate your HR Team here and tell us why they should win!



What should I include in the 'Reason for Nomination' box?

This is a compulsory field. Please view our criteria description on the 'Categories' tab to view a guideline on some of the traits your organisation should display in order to qualify for nomination in the chosen category. 

When nominating, please give a short summary of up to 500 words on how your organisation meets the respective criterion and what positive effect this has had on the company. You may write this in several paragraphs or in bullet point format.



Who can I nominate?

You can nominate yourself, your own company, colleagues, clients and you may also nominate fellow professionals and organisations other than your own who have good HR practices.

Service providers are requested to 'Support Great HR' via nomination proposals for third party companies, including clients / potential clients and to kindly refrain from self-nomination entries. 

The HR division of an HR service provider may take part as long as the category is not in line with what the organisation does as a 'business' (ie: The HR department of a Technology company cannot nominate for 'Best Use of Technology' category).



When and how will nominees be notified of their selection?

Nominations will be reviewed after the closing date. In February, the shortlisted finalists will be contacted and asked to submit a report by mid-February 2022.

If you do not hear from us, please presume your nomination was unsuccessful. Due to the high volume of submissions we receive, please note that we will only contact those selected to continue the application process. Individual critiques or feedback of non-accepted submission are not possible. Judges' decision are final and will not be reviewed.



Why is there a divide between <500 employees and >500 employees in a category?

After some extensive research and feedback, we found that similar to SMEs, medium sized companies were having difficulty being recognised for their HR strategies due to manpower and budget constraints as compared to the bigger local organisations and MNCs.

We therefore found the divide of <500 employees to be the most suitable and identified appropriate categories to split. This now caters to organisations with fewer than 500 employees and do not have MNC practices and processes, thus putting them on a more even keel with their peers, when being assessed and honoured for their great HR practices.



What is the protocol if my company wins an Award?

If your organisation wins an award, please send a representative or the whole team (if applicable) to take the stage. The representative(s) will take the award from the presenter and may give a short 'thank you' speech before exiting the stage. The winner and presenter will then be escorted to see the HRM Asia Editorial team for a quick interview.



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