With 10 categories, the HR Stars Awards represent one of the most comprehensive recognition opportunities for this vital profession in Southeast Asia. But they are also among the most accessible.

Chief of Staff Asia, together with its presenting partners, will be seeking nominations from all organisations, large and small. Nominations are free — now and forever — and there are no charges for those selected as finalists, or the eventual winners of each trophy.

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In search of HR’s brightest stars

The search is now on. Chief of Staff Asia’s inaugural HR Stars Awards are underway, with nominations now being accepted across 10 different categories in Singapore.

The HR Stars Awards celebrate excellence in the fields of HR and recognise both individuals and companies who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in each of the far-reaching categories, all tailored to today’s complex business environment. It is the premier recognition opportunity for HR professionals, and the only award that carries its weight throughout the region, and around the world.

Presented for the love of HR!

Paul Howell, Managing Director of Chief of Staff Asia, says the awards are produced in line with the magazine’s brand promise: to be there “For the love of HR”.

“This is one of our ways of giving back to the HR community here in Singapore, and across Southeast Asia,” he says. “We hope the awards will showcase the amazing breadth of HR practice and innovation in this part of the world, and draw out some otherwise unheralded stories of achievement and success.”


Two stages of excellence

The HR Stars Awards judging panel, made up of a cross-section of former Chief HR Officers, HR industry and technology experts, and the region’s most experienced workplace journalists, has a dual role.

They will assess all entries after the close of nominations on July 21. From those initial assessments, based on the nominee’s responses to the specific criteria for each category, a shortlist of two to four finalists will be named, and featured across Chief of Staff Asia platforms, including the magazine (next issue, scheduled to hit desks in Q3).

Those finalists will each make a second submission, in direct response to follow-up queries from the judging panel. And that will be used, in tandem with the original nomination, to select a single winner in each category and market.


Determining Singapore’s Employer of Choice

The judging panel will also be responsible for selecting finalists for the coveted Employer of Choice Award in Singapore. Employers are not able to nominate directly for this prize. Instead, their collective efforts across a number of categories — both individual and organisation-level — will be what gets them noticed.

The finalists will be announced on July 24, and each will be asked to share a little more on their broad HR strategies, achievements, and underlying philosophies. The judging panel will then select the winner in this category, independent of the results from other trophies for which they are finalists.

All eyes on AUGUST 26

The HR Stars Awards for 2024 culminates in the winners’ announcement via digital platforms on August 26. Each winner will receive the exclusive trophy, hand-delivered to the HR leaders and teams behind the achievement. They will also have their story recorded and celebrated across all of Chief of Staff Asia’s networks, and as a press release for even wider coverage in the general business media across relevant markets. The winners will also be featured in a commemorative guide dedicated to the 2024 HR Stars Awards, to be published in Q3. The party keeps going however, with every winner showcased in the next issue of Chief of Staff Asia magazine.


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