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CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES 7TH JANUARY 2022

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The awards are our annual opportunity to celebrate and share the fantastic work going on every day in our organisations.

Working in Public Service is increasingly demanding and challenging but profoundly rewarding. The work you do ensures organisations succeed and deliver excellent services to all of our citizens. So what better way to celebrate your successes that with PPMA’s Awards.

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Who can enter?

The PPMA Excellence in People Management Awards 2022, is open to ALL public sector organisations, voluntary sector organisations, charities, private sector partners, individuals and academic institutions with a place of business, registered office or home address in the UK

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Cost to Enter:

PPMA Members £25 +VAT

Non-Members £50 + VAT

per submission to enter an award  in any category

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You can find the list of categories below and full details about how to enter by clicking on the buttons on the right hand side of this page.

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Categories: 

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Best Innovation in Recruitment – Sponsored by greater.jobs

Entrants will be able to showcase a recruitment campaign which has utilised innovation in a way that had maximum impact on the campaign

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Best Creative Recruitment Campaign 

This award recognises the best creative concept for a recruitment campaign. This can be in print, digital, or events etc, but should be representative of a whole campaign with supporting evidence.

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Best Workforce Transformation/ Change Initiative – Sponsored by The MJ

The workforce has forever changed. Motivated and involved employees, with the right behaviours and attitudes, are key to delivering customer focused and flexible services. Public Services need to manage and motivate their workforces to increase productivity and transform local public services.

This award provides an excellent opportunity for public service organisations to shine a light on their achievements. How have they engaged and managed their workforces through major service transformation and delivered unique and improved services for customers and local communities, whilst at the same time providing a richer work experience for employees.

Has your organisation adopted a truly unique and innovative approach to workforce transformation?

The winner of this award will be able to demonstrate that they have truly led the field in terms of workforce transformation. They will show how they have built a productive workplace through employee engagement and countered the negative impact disengagement can have on organisational performance.

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Best Health and Wellbeing Initiative (including mental health, general health & Safety)  – Sponsored by Salary Finance

Entrants in this category will be able to show evidence of a  health, safety and/or wellbeing initiative that has significantly impacted the engagement, commitment, health and wellbeing of the workforce through the adoption of creative and innovative interventions.

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Best Employer and TU Partnership 

This award recognises the importance of effective and respectful partnerships with trade unions across the public sector. It provides an opportunity to demonstrate how such meaningful partnerships can achieve sustained improvements for the workforce, the organisation and the communities we serve.

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Best Talent Programme – Sponsored by Tribepad

Skills shortages have been identified as a concern by all parts of the public sector as well as at the highest level of government, and the impending exit from the EU means that more than ever before, organisations will need to identify and develop their talent, enhancing internal mobility and capability.

This award recognises employers who are seeking to address this challenge by implementing a future-fit, evidence based and ethical talent management strategies to address current and future needs of their organisation.

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Best Inclusion and Diversity Programme/Initiative – Sponsored by Crown Commercial Services

This award is open to an organisation or a partnership presenting evidence of a diverse and inclusive culture that permeates the workforce and/or the broader local area.

The submission could demonstrate the organisation’s attempts to foster a more diverse and inclusive workplace for all employees, and members, and describe how this is helping to attract and retain talent.

It could include internal initiatives to promote a wide range of careers on the organisation to appeal to different people. The entry could alternatively focus more on the broader local area, highlighting initiatives to foster diversity and help facilitate inclusion across the local community.

It may include how your organisation has worked with other businesses and other organisations to improve opportunity or participation. It could look at engagement.

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Best Partnership / Collaboration – Sponsored by Matrix-SCM

This award is open to two or more public sector or public / private sector bodies working together. As public services seek to provide more seamless, efficient and integrated service and systemic leadership they are increasingly working with other public sector bodies across traditional organisational boundaries. This award is open to partnerships centred around either the joint work of two or more public / private sector or around the joint work of several organisations collaborating together.

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Excellence in Service Delivery : The Unsung Heroes – Sponsored by Commercial Services Group

A significant aspect of any HR/OD team is the unsung operational heroes who impact upon the lives of every employee of their organisations each and everyday through recruitment, payroll, pensions and general employee support. These essential services make and break the reputations of any HR/OD service and we want to celebrate the best of the best!

These essential services are the most visible face of HR/ OD and this category seeks entries from teams who have demonstrated consistency of the highest level set alongside creativity and innovation in their service provision with a clear outcome evidence by user engagement and feedback.

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Service Super Stars 

Without question, COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the very best in public services, with frontline workers across the country going far above and beyond their personal and professional duties. There have been thousands of public service superstars across the country, and now we are looking for the individuals and teams that have really shone.

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Public Sector Team of the Year – Sponsored by Oracle

This award recognises the public sector team that has gone above and beyond the day to day work of HR & OD colleagues. This team will be seen as a role models for excellent practice nationally.

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HR Leader of the Year – Sponsored by Penna

Members of the HR/OD leadership team at any level, are a vital support for the chief executive and elected members and to the efficient and effective running of the authority. This category recognises this important role and welcomes examples of strategic leadership above and beyond, ingenuity, results, values, motivational abilities and leadership in disruption as seen by citizens, partners, staff, politicians and peers.

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GOLD AWARD 

Awarded to the best overall winner, the winner of this award will be selected from all of the categories winners.

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CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES 7TH JANUARY 2022

GOOD LUCK!