Australia’s best HR professionals revealed

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Over 880 HR professionals attended the Australian HR Awards at The Star Sydney on Friday to see 20 awards presented to the industry’s best companies, individuals and teams from across Australia.

A full list of the award winners is below:

Individual & Team Awards
Davidson Australian HR Director of the Year
Winner: Assistant Commissioner Carlene York, New South Wales Police Force, Human Resources Command

Hays Human Resources Australian HR Manager of the Year
Winner: Jane Shand, Endeavour Foundation

elle belle Australian HR Rising Star of the Year
Winner: Lachlan Fleming, Endeavour Drinks Group, Woolworths Ltd

Australian HR Champion (CEO) of the Year
Winner: Trent Innes, Xero

People + Culture Strategies Australian HR Team of the Year (≤1000 Employees)
Winner: Queensland Treasury Corporation - Human Resources Team

Ironfish Australian HR Team of the Year (>1000 Employees)
Winner: International Convention Centre Sydney

Company Awards
Employer of Choice (1-99 Employees)
Winner: Excite Holidays

Employer of Choice (100-999 Employees)
Winner: Lindt Australia

Accumulate Employer of Choice (≥1000 Employees)
Winner: PepsiCo
Highly Commended: Accenture

Employer of Choice (Public Sector & NFP)
Winner: Cancer Council NSW
Highly Commended: Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation

Best Change Management Strategy
Winner: PepsiCo
Highly Commended: Westpac Group

Best Graduate Development Program
Winner: Broadspectrum

Best Health & Wellbeing Program
Winner: Youi

Afterburner Best Leadership Development Program
Winner: Special Broadcasting Services

Best Learning & Development Program
Winner: Bakers Delight

Best Recruitment Campaign
Winner: International Convention Centre Sydney

Solterbeck Best Reward & Recognition Program
Winner: Employsure
Highly Commended: Western Power

CEB Global Best Use of Technology
Winner: ISS Facility Services

Smartgroup Best Workplace Diversity & Inclusion Program
Winner: Vision Australia

HRD Best Workplace Flexibility Program
Winner: Dexus

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