AWARDS

AWARD CATEGORIES
INTERNATIONAL COMPANY
LOCAL COMPANY
  • Companies that have ongoing business operations in several markets across the globe and the company HQ based outside of Myanmar.
     

  • Any local company that is part of a joint venture with an international entity, with the international entity possessing more than 50% shares.
     

  • The origin of the brand name utilized by the company to market its goods and services in Myanmar will determine the category under which they shall submit their entries, i.e. companies using the international brand name will be categorised as “international."

  • Any company that is locally-owned. These are businesses that are not only limited to operating locally within Myanmar, but can also include businesses that operate internationally with HQ in Myanmar.
     

  • Any local company that is part of a joint venture with an international entity, with the international entity possessing more than 50% shares.
     

  • The origin of the brand name utilized by the company to market its goods and services in Myanmar will determine the category under which they shall submit their entries, i.e. companies using the international brand name will be categorised as “international."

AWARD TITLES

OVERALL BEST OF THE BEST

1 Winner per category

This award recognises the most outstanding HR team of the year. The organisation that wins this award will have excelled within all of the many areas of HR practice. This is the pinnacle of the awards on offer, it really is the Best of the Best!

The Best of the Best award will be awarded to the company with the highest overall score.   Scores will be calculated based on the total number of awards won by each company, with relevant weightings for Gold, Silver and Bronze. 

 

This means that the more Awards you apply for, the higher the chance of winning the Best of the Best award.

PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD

1 Winner per category

The employees decide! This award recognises organisations' continuous committment and excellence towards driving the development of its human talents, as judged by their respective employees.

For the People’s Choice award, the list of all participating companies will be posted on the MEA website and/or Facebook, with voting open to the  public. The company with the highest Employee Questionnaire and highest score from the public voting will win.

BEST USE OF INTERNAL MARKETING FOR COMPANY PRIDE

Gold, Silver, Bronze for each Category

Organisations must highlight their practice of an effective internal marketing strategy aimed at cultivating a strong sense of belonging and morale among employees, which include regular and transparent communications in the forms of newsletters, internal memos and company updates/meetings. Employee involvement in organisational initiatives and company events such as CSR and competitive activities will also be considered. It is important for the entries to show evidence that the internal marketing approach has been successful, directly correlating with positive improvements in employee happiness/retention/recruitment.

BEST CAREER ADVANCEMENT PROGRAM

Gold, Silver, Bronze for each Category

Every career needs a solid foundation. For this award, the judges will recognize organisations that have a sound graduate development or management trainee plan that foresees not only the initial recruitment process, but also the ongoing training and development for their employees.

BEST USE OF REWARDS & RECOGNITION

Gold, Silver, Bronze for each Category

This award recognises innovation and excellence in employee reward and recognition programs and initiatives. Judges will not only be looking for innovation, but also strategy, implementation and results. Judged based on the descriptions of the reward and recognition programs and initiatives the business has in place. Must present strong evidence to show how these initiatives have impacted employee satisfaction in a positive manner, corroborated by stable employee retention and return on investment. An analysis showing how rewards and recognition have contributed to the organisation's goals is also necessary.
 

BEST LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Gold, Silver, Bronze for each Category

​An innovative learning and development strategy encompassing all stages of employment beginning right from recruitment, with an analysis explaining how the strategy was  implemented, undertaken and the way it achieved its high success rate. Shows the overall support and commitment from the business towards learning and development, as supported by measurements of success

EXCELLENCE IN WORKPLACE ENVIRONMENT

Gold, Silver, Bronze for each Category

Judges recognise organisations equipped with the best workplace wellbeing programs and measures, alongside sufficient workplace amenities/facilities that contribute to higher levels of staff morale and work satisfaction in ways that boost employee productivity and subsequently, deliver business benefits. Examples could be advocating work-life balance by allowing flexible working arrangements, encouraging workplace safety and security through adequate training, championing healthy dietary and athletic practices among employees; as well as fostering mutual appreciation and a sense of play.

MOST EFFECTIVE RECRUITMENT STRATEGY FOR TALENT ATTRACTION

Gold, Silver, Bronze for each Category

For this awards judges will be looking for innovation and a contribution to the bottom line through the use of a strong and enhanced online and offline recruitment strategy to attract the best talent across the business. It is important that entries show a clear indication as to why a recruitment program was put in place and how it has had a positive impact on hiring results and the organisation as a whole.

MOST INNOVATIVE USE OF TECHNOLOGY IN HR

Gold, Silver, Bronze for each Category

Judges will be looking for organisations who have creatively and effectively implemented the latest HR technologies in advancing the performance of their people and business, be it in the forms of software, online recruitment or e-learning programs. Organisations must present a clear narrative that details how the strategy was implemented and how it has, in turn, helped productivity, efficiency and profited the business.

SME OF THE YEAR

1 Winner

This award is presented to a small or medium business, headquartered in Myanmar with less than 50 full-time employees. This company must demonstrate its use of HR strategy, facilities and policies to aid recruitment and talent management, career advancement and professional development schemes, whilst increasing the rate of employee retention and employee satisfaction in its corporate culture and working environment.

BEST CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ENGAGEMENT

1 Winner

Organizations must demonstrate and highlight their corporate social responsibility objectives, strategies/programs and outcomes relating to community engagement as well as their impact on employee engagement. Furthermore, companies shall point out how the organization relates its CSR strategy to its overall corporate agenda and exemplifies its values.

HUMAN RESOURCE RISING STAR

1 Individual Winner

This award is presented onto an individual in a non-managerial capacity that has successfully demonstrated extraordinary passion, ability and initiative to not only contribute but to innovate on existing HR practices of the organization. This award is open to all individuals with experience in the HR industry for less than 5 years.

HR DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

1 Individual Winner

The HRD of the year recognizes an individual in a director or a head of department capacity that demonstrates outstanding leadership capabilities in the development and implementation of HR practices. They will be an ambassador for the HR profession having positioned HR as an integral component of their business organization.

CEO OF THE YEAR

1 Individual Winner

This award is presented to a Chief Executive Officer who has directly exhibited, or under the nominee’s leadership led the organization to exhibit, extraordinary support for the HR industry in Myanmar. The nominee has proven to endorse and support public or private initiatives aimed at increasing the awareness and impact of the role of efficient Human Capital management in Myanmar.

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