The cHeRies Awards 2017, in association with Robert Gordon University’s Aberdeen Business School and supported by Mattioli Woods, is seeking entries for next year’s event now in its tenth year.
Entries are now open to find successes and examples of excellence in the fields of human resources, recruitment and training in the north east of Scotland.
One of the main awards on the night is focused on the organisation – the Exemplary Employer of Choice, sponsored by CMS Cameron Mckenna.
The accolade will be presented to an organisation which clearly demonstrates that people are genuinely an essential part of their business strategy.
Last year the winner was Dundee and Angus College, the further education institution with campuses and learning centres across Tayside and Angus serving the educational needs of 23,000 students.
The regional college was formed through the merger of two colleges which successfully culminated in an award recognising its support for all its stakeholders including students and employees.
Steven Taylor, D&A College vice principal, said: “We were delighted to receive the last year’s cHeRriES award for Exemplary Employer of Choice.
“This was fantastic recognition for all our staff, having come through a challenging merger process.
“Our success is undoubtedly based on the excellent work that our staff do every day.
“The work that we do as an employer to support and develop a culture of our employee engagement is important.
“At Dundee and Angus College we are very much focused on our people and wining this award was a perfect way to recognise our truly inspiring staff.”
Mr Taylor urged new entrants to take part.
“We found the application and selection process to be thorough, challenging and highly professional,” he said.
“The awards themselves were a fantastic night and a great way to celebrate success and recognise the efforts of staff – we will certainly be applying again and would highly recommend other organisations to enter the cHeRries Awards, after all you have to be in it to win it!”
The award is sponsored by leading law firm CMS.
A spokesman for the firm said: “2017 is a big year for the cHeRries as it celebrates its 10th awards, and CMS is delighted to be able to continue our support.
“The awards represent a unique opportunity in the north-east for HR teams and individuals to be recognised for the important role they have, which can otherwise be hidden behind the scenes.
“Through our own employment team’s work with a wide range of clients in the area, we see many worthy nominations, and hope that people will put themselves forward for a chance of success.”
Submissions for the awards’ nine categories are welcome until 6 February.
The other categories are: Extraordinary HR Initiative, sponsored by Nexen Petroleum UK
Fantastic HR Advisor
Finders Keepers Recruitment & Retention
Outstanding HR Director, sponsored by Amec Foster Wheeler
The Blossoming Award, sponsored by Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Business School
Tremendous Training & Development, sponsored by Petrofac
The Top Cherry for Outstanding Contribution, sponsored by Mattioli Woods
The main event, the cHeRies Awards 2017 take place Thursday 1 June at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre.
To enter the cHeRies Awards 2017 visit: www.cherriesawards.com