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Winners Announced in 2017 Stevie Awards for Great Employers

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Mon, Sep 25, 2017 @ 09:48 AM

Turkey’s Migros Tic. A.S. Big Winner of the Competition

Winners in the 2017 Stevie® Awards for Great Employers, an international competition, were announced on Friday, September 22 during a gala event in New York City. The awards recognize the world’s best employers and the human resources professionals, teams, achievements and HR-related products and suppliers who help to create and drive great places to work.    A complete list of Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners by category is available at www.StevieAwards.com/HR

A diverse group of organizations and individuals around the world are among those recognized. The leader among Stevie winners is Migros Tic. A.S. of Istanbul, Turkey. The market leader in the Turkish retail sector was awarded five Gold Stevie Awards, five Silver Stevies and four Bronze Stevies in a variety of categories.  Migros also earned the Grand Stevie Award trophy as the most honored organization in the 2017 competition.

SAGE 2017 winner ceremony.jpgOther leading winners of Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevies include the Istanbul (Turkey) Gas Distribution Company, with two Gold, one Silver and nine Bronze wins, and ej4, a leading video e-learning producer based in Missouri, USA with three Gold, one Silver and three Bronze Stevies.

Samsung Electronics’ operations in Turkey won three Gold Stevie Awards.  Winners of two Gold Stevies each include BenefitMall (USA), Creative Lodging Solutions (USA), Elements Global Services (USA), Haier Group (China), KIND Snacks (USA), McAfee (USA), and UST Global (USA).

KIND Snacks’ Gold Stevie-winning nomination for Employer of the Year in the Food & Beverage industries was also awarded the Grand Stevie Award trophy as the highest-scoring nomination in the competition.

More than 500 nominations from organizations around the world were evaluated in this year’s competition. Winners were determined by the average scores of more than 50 professionals worldwide, acting as judges.  Stevie Award winners in the 35 Employer of the Year categories were determined by a unique blending of the ratings of professionals and the votes of the general public.

The Stevie Awards for Great Employers recognize achievement in many facets of the workplace. Category groups include:

  •    Employer of the Year
  •    HR Achievements
  •    HR Individual Awards
  •    HR Team Categories
  •    Solution Provider Awards
  •    More than 60 New Product & Service Categories

The awards are presented by the Stevie Awards, which organizes several of the world’s leading business awards shows including the prestigious International Business Awards and American Business Awards.

Entries for the 2018 Stevie Awards for Great Employers will open in March.  The entry kit will be available then at www.StevieAwards.com/HR.

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Become Recognized for Your Award-Worthy HR Achievements

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, May 11, 2017 @ 10:50 AM

The Stevie® Awards is accepting entries for the second annual Stevie Awards for Great Employers, which will honor the world’s best companies to work for and the HR teams and professionals, HR achievements, new products and services, and suppliers that help to create and drive great workplaces.

SAGE winner 2017 both-3.jpgOther Stevie Awards programs such as The American Business Awards and The International Business Awards offer human resources categories, but The Stevie Awards recognized the demand for specialized HR awards categories. Today we will highlight the HR Achievement categories in the 2017 Stevie Awards for Great Employers.

The final entry deadline is June 5, but late entries will be accepted through July 19 with payment of a late fee. Entry details are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Hr

REVIEW THE ENTRY KIT HERE

The HR Achievement categories recognize specific achievements - individual, team, or organizational - since the beginning of 2016.

The information requirements for entries in these categories in the 2017 competition include:

a.  An essay of up to 625 words describing the nominated achievement(s).  Describe for the judges the genesis, development, deployment, and results of the achievement(s) to date.

    Summarize in up to 10 bullet points (up to 150 words) the chief features and results of the nominated achievement(s).
    Add to your entry up to 10 webpage links and up to 10 document uploads to support your case to the judges.  These might be press articles, press releases, videos, work samples, internal or external reviews, or employee feedback, for example.

B01     Achievement in Benefits Design and Administration       
Recognizing notable single achievements, or a series of achievements, related to benefits design and/or administration since the beginning of 2016.

B02     Achievement in Compensation Design and Administration       
Recognizing notable single achievements, or a series of achievements, related to compensation program design and/or administration since the beginning of 2016.

B03     Achievement in Diversity and Inclusion    
Recognizing notable single achievements, or a series of achievements, related to workplace or workforce diversity and/or inclusion since the beginning of 2016.

B04     Achievement in Employee Engagement    
Recognizing notable single achievements, or a series of achievements, related to employee engagement or motivation since the beginning of 2016.

B05     Achievement in Employee Relations          
Recognizing notable single achievements, or a series of achievements, related to employee relations since the beginning of 2016.

B06     Achievement in HR Technology     
Recognizing notable single achievements, or a series of achievements, related to the design, development, deployment, and/or administration of HR-related systems or technologies since the beginning of 2016.

B07     Achievement in Human Resources Administration         
Recognizing notable single achievements, or a series of achievements, related to the administration of an organization's total HR organization since the beginning of 2016.

B08     Achievement in Internal Communications
Recognizing notable single achievements, or a series of achievements, related to internal communications programs or campaigns since the beginning of 2016.

B09     Achievement in New Employee Onboarding        
Recognizing notable single achievements, or a series of achievements, related to the onboarding, assimilation, and training of new employees since the beginning of 2016.

B10     Achievement in Recruitment          
Recognizing notable single achievements, or a series of achievements, related to an organization's new-employee or executive recruitment efforts since the beginning of 2016.

B11     Achievement in Workforce Development and Learning
Recognizing notable single achievements, or a series of achievements, related to workforce learning or training since the beginning of 2016.

B12     Achievement in Workplace Design
Recognizing the design of workplaces that promote engagement, productivity, and employee wellbeing.   There is no eligibility timeframe for this category - it doesn't matter when the workplace's current design or configuration was established.

    for up to 10 employees
    b. for up to 100 employees
    c. for more than 100 employees - single location
    d. for more than 100 employees - multiple locations        

B13     Achievement in Workplace Health & Wellbeing  
Recognizing notable single achievements, or a series of achievements, related to an organization's efforts to promote and protect workforce health and wellbeing since the beginning of 2016.

B14     Achievement in Workplace Safety & Compliance           
Recognizing notable single achievements, or a series of achievements, related to an organization's programs to promote workforce compliance and workplace safety since the beginning of 2016.

 

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Making It Happen – Tips to Succeed, from a Stevie Award Winner

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Mon, Sep 14, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

Chandra Clements, Director of One Legacy Pty Ltd, in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia won the Gold Stevie for Female Entrepreneur of the Year in Asia, Australia or New Zealand in the Individual Awards categories of both the 2012 and 2013 Stevie Awards for Women in Business. (The 2015 Stevie Awards for Women in Business are looking for the world’s best female entrepreneurs, executives and employees. REVIEW THE ENTRY KIT HERE.)

After consulting to and working for several industries in multiple countries, Chandra Clements recognized an escalating need to increase levels of operational excellence, innovation, equity, and empowerment for the benefit of organizations, individuals, and communities alike.

1403OneLegacy2 betterChandra founded One Legacy Pty Ltd in 2013 as a result. One Legacy offers customized solutions to address leadership, commercial and engagement issues across any industry or business. The business teaches leaders and team members how to leverage the power of their thinking and mindset to achieve the goals they desire.

 

Keeping It Simple

We asked Chandra what areas she felt would be the most important ones for her organization to focus on in 2015.  Her response: “The business world has faced a lot of challenges in recent times. People want solutions to their complex business and leadership challenges but need the solutions to be straight forward and easy to communicate to their people. One Legacy offer simple training and coaching tools to help address these problems. Simplicity is critical. ”

 

It’s All About Impact

Chandra left her role as CEO of global powerhouse Sentis to pursue her passion of changing people's lives through the application of neuroscience. She founded One Legacy so that, among other things, she could mentor and support various women, young girls, and charitable organisations towards achieving their goals.

Chandra has designed and written countless neuroscience and leadership programs targeting women's empowerment, entrepreneurialism, innovation in the workplace, confidence building, downsizing, redundancies and mergers, effective psychosocial leadership for managers and—her recent flagship— You First, a program targeting business culture and effective followership in the aviation industry.

“Winning a Stevie Award has rapidly expanded my profile across the globe,” Chandra told us. “I have had the pleasure of working across 28 countries, seven languages, and nine industries and people readily recognize that winning a Stevie is testament to the quality of my work. It has been invaluable.”

Added Chandra: “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will. Don’t doubt yourself: enter the awards!”

 

Asia-Pacific: A Great Opportunity

Chandra was the Guest Speaker for the Global Mining Conference in October 2013, alongside some of the top mining CEO's in Australia. She was the Guest Speaker at the 2013 Women's Global Empowerment Conference in Bangkok. She was MC and Key Note Speaker for the Annual OHS LeadersSummit in Australia and will be the key note speaker for the Newcastle Universitys largest business and commerce fundraiser in October 2015.

As someone whose work frequently takes her to other Asia-Pacific countries, we asked Chandra for her view on the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards.

“The Asia-Pacific region is in many ways an ‘acid test’ for the current economy,” she told us.  “If you can succeed there, you can succeed anywhere. The Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards is a great opportunity to put yourself out there and explore where you are benchmarked against your peers and competitors in the region.”

 

Making an Impact

In addition to her other achievements, Chandra is a 2014 Inductee in to the Australian Businesswomans Hall of Fame, and was the 2012 Telstra Young Business Woman for Australia. She has won nine Stevie awards across four years.

We asked her where she found the inspiration for all this activity. “You get one life,” she told us. “It needs to have impact and it needs to leave its mark on the world while making it a better place than when you entered it. This is the test of life as I see it. People will forget your wealth or your title but they don’t forget, they never forget the impact you have on them. This is my inspiration.”


About Chandra Clements:

After completing her business studies in 2001, Chandra Clements rapidly climbed the ranks of the corporate world to lead the global psychology-based workplace safety consultancy firm, Sentis.  In 2013, she decided to turn entrepreneur and established One Legacy, which consults to companies on operational growth measures, ethical business, human capital improvement, innovation, and sustainable business modeling.

Chandra built her professional career in organizational development and management roles at Rio Tinto, Fluor, Campbell Brothers, and Reward Distribution. In 2009 at Reward Distribution, she led a business of 380 employees to achieve a Lost Time Injury rate of zero, down from 19 two years earlier, whilst managing 26 sites, 2,800 suppliers and 75,000 product lines across Australia and New Zealand. As CEO of Sentis, Chandra delivered a 33% growth in revenue and a 230% growth in earnings before tax. She took the business from broke to bestseller in two short years.

In addition to winning the Gold Stevie Award for Best Female Executive (Asia, Australia & New Zealand) in The Stevie Awards for Women in Business two years running, Chandra was named the 2012 marie claire National Young Business Woman of the Year Award and also holds an Australia Day Young.

 

About One Legacy:

One Legacy is a successful coaching, keynote speaking and consultancy business dedicated to equity, empowerment and ethics. It was founded to change the world, one mindset at a time! The business fosters sustainable change through an understanding of the "Total Human Workplace" and what people need in order to succeed. 

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