SPH Bags Seven Awards For Excellence In Hr Practices (BT)

BackAug 14, 2011

SINGAPORE Press Holdings (SPH) bagged seven awards for excellence in human resource (HR) practices at the annual Singapore HR Awards last night.

The event, organised by the Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI), saw more than 40 organisations from the private and public sectors, including SMEs, lauded as employers of choice. It was held at the Ritz Carlton Millenia, and was attended by more than 600 industry captains and HR executives.

Recipients were assessed on how creative and holistic their approach has been in managing various HR programmes.

SPH picked up six awards - three in the 'leading HR practices' category for learning and human capital development; talent management, retention and succession planning; and employee relations and people management; and three 'special' awards for workplace safety and health; corporate social responsibility; and fair employment practices. To top it off, SPH was also the corporate HR winner.

'It is evident that companies and organisations are willing to invest in their employees and processes to help enhance employees' capabilities, productivity, and well-being,' said David Ang, executive director of SHRI.

Fast-food chain Mcdonald's Restaurants and health services provider National University Hospital were also among the big winners, bagging more than three HR awards each.

'The overwhelming response in participation rate indicates that more employers are beginning to refine their HR policies and schemes to benefit the current workforce,' said SHRI president Lim Ho Geok Choo.

'HR practitioners play key and strategic roles to influence management decisions. A fat pay packet alone is no longer a lucrative deal to attract talent. Good HR practices, policies, and winning strategies will be the extrinsic factors to lure these talents,' she added.