2018 UHR Awards for Excellence in HR

The winners of the 2018 UHR Awards for Excellence in HR were announced at the UHR Conference in Bristol. 


The categories

  • Business effectiveness and organisational performance: for an initiative that has driven and demonstrably enhanced organisational performance and competitive advantage.
  • Organisational development and culture change: for an initiative that achieved transformational culture change or greater staff engagement, or involved collaborative work with another organisation, enabling the university effectively to meet future challenges and uncertainty.
  • Equality and diversity: for an initiative that improved equality or diversity in the organisation, and brought demonstrable improvements to performance or engagement.
  • Exceptional HR: for exceptional achievement by an HR team or individual.


The shortlist, runners up and winners



Business effectiveness and organisational performanceNorthumbria University


Runners Up

  • Liverpool John Moores University

Shortlisted Universities

  • SOAS
  • Staffordshire University

Organisational development and culture changeImperial College London


Runners Up

  • University of Birmingham

Shortlisted Universities

  • University of Huddersfield
  • Leeds Beckett University

Equality and DiversityUniversity of Edinburgh


Runners Up

  • Glasgow Caledonian University

Shortlisted Universities

  • Aberystwyth University

Exceptional HRUniversity of Liverpool


Runners Up

  • Canterbury Christ Church University

Shortlisted Universities

  • University of Exeter
  • Leeds Trinity University


Original article: https://www.uhr.ac.uk/awards/awards-2018/

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