More than 500 of Canada’s most eminent HR professionals gathered Thursday evening to celebrate excellence in the industry but while all proved themselves as leaders in the field, only a select few could walk away with an award.
“The entries have been of an incredibly high calibre this year and I know the judges have deliberated long and hard,” said Tim Duce, CEO of KMI Publishing and Events – the company which organizes the annual industry gala.
“It’s humbling to see the incredible innovation that’s happening in Canadian workplaces and I hope everyone here is proud of what they have achieved,” he added.
The gala evening saw 20 awards handed out at Toronto’s historic Liberty Grand – the full list of worthy winners is below.
The Cotton Candy Total Rewards Award for Best Reward & Recognition Strategy
CAA South Central Ontairo
The HRD Magazine Readers Choice Award for Best Industry Service Provider
The Award for Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion
The Minacs Award for Best Internal Communication Strategy
Loblaw Companies Limited
The IBM Kenexa Gherson Award for Most Innovative Use of HR Technology
Tata Consultancy Services Canada Inc.
The Ultimate Software Award for Best Workplace Culture
The Optimity Award for Best Employer Branding
Woodbine Entertainment Group
The Beyond Boardrooms Award for Best Employee Engagement Strategy
The Kit Care Corporation Award for Canadian HR Rising Star of the Year
Kathleen Teixeira – Talent acquisition manager, OLG
The Venngo Award of Excellence for Financial, Physical & Mental Wellness
The SAP Successfactors Award for Lifetime Achievement in the HR Industry
The DDI Canada Award for Best Learning & Development Strategy
City of Vaughan
The University of Waterloo Award for Next Generation Employment Initiative of the Year
Royal Bank of Canada
The HRM Online Award for External HR Consultancy Of The Year
The Award for HR Team of the Year (Fewer than 500 Employees in Canada)
The TWC International Executive Search Limited Award for Best Talent Management Strategy
The Maxsys Staffing & Consulting Award for Most Effective Recruitment Strategy
Traction on Demand
The Aird & Berlis LLP Award for Canadian HR Champion, CEO of the Year
Brian Scudamore – Founder & CEO, O2E Brands
The Accompass Award for HR Team of the Year (500 Employees or More in Canada)
The KPMG Award For Canadian HR Leader of the Year
Naomi Titleman – VP of HR, American Express Canada