FREQUENTLY Asked Questions

How do I nominate?

Nominations have now closed. Thank you for your interest and participation. Stay tuned right here as we unveil the finalists!

What should I include in the 'Reason for Nomination' box?

This is a compulsory field. Please view our criteria description on the 'Categories' tab to view a guideline on some of the traits your organisation should display in order to qualify for nomination in the chosen category.

When nominating, please give a short summary of up to 500 words on how your organisation meets the respective criterion and what positive effect this has had on the company. You may write this in several paragraphs or in bullet point format.

Who can I nominate?

You can nominate yourself, your own company, colleagues, clients and you may also nominate fellow professionals and organisations other than your own who have good HR practices.

Service providers are requested to 'Support Great HR' via nomination proposals for third party companies, including clients / potential clients and to kindly refrain from self-nomination entries.

The HR division of an HR service provider may take part as long as the category is not in line with what the organisation does as a 'business' (ie. The HR department of a training company cannot nominate for 'Best Training, Learning & Development' category).

When and how will nominees be notified of their selection?

Nominations will be reviewed after the closing date. In October/ November, the shortlisted finalists will be contacted and asked to submit a report by early January 2018.

If you do not hear from us, please presume your nomination was unsuccessful. Judges' decision is final and will not be reviewed.

Why is there now a divide between some of the categories with <500 employees and >500 employees?

After some extensive research and feedback, we found that similar to SMEs, medium sized companies were having difficulty being recognised for their HR strategies due to manpower and budget constraints as compared to the bigger local organisations and MNCs.

We therefore found the divide of <500 employees to be the most suitable and identified appropriate categories to split. These will now cater to organisations with fewer than 500 employees and do not have MNC practices and processes, thus putting them on a more even keel with their peers, when being assessed and honoured for their great HR practices.

Who is invited to the HRM Awards Ceremony?

All Finalist companies and partners of the event are invited to attend the HRM Awards ceremony.

The registration form to attend the HRM Awards Dinner will be released early 2018. If you have any enquiries, please direct them to or call 6423 4631.

What is the dress code?

The dress code is black tie (cocktail or long dresses for women, bow tie preferably or suits with tie for men). This year's Great Gatsby themed gala dinner welcomes attendees to dress up and put on your Great Gatsby inspired outfit of the 1920s Jazz Age. Remember that this is a great opportunity to network with other professionals in the industry and you are representing both yourself and your company. You never know who you could be working for, working with or have work for you in the future so make sure you look your best!

HRM Awards has also been known to give out an award for the Best Dressed in the room, so watch this space!

What is the protocol if my company wins an Award?

If your organisation wins an award, please send a representative or the whole team (if applicable) to take the stage. The representative(s) will take the award from the presenter and may give a short 'thank you' speech before exiting the stage. The winner and presenter will then be escorted to the HRM Asia Editorial room for a quick interview.

What is the protocol if my company receives a Special Recognition Award?

If your organisation wins a Special Recognition Award, please remain seated and an HRM Asia representative will bring the award to your table.

How can I learn more from the winning organisations?

All report content and information is strictly confidential. We therefore seek your understanding that none of this information can be revealed.

HRM Asia does however organise a Best Practices conference (usually taking place a few months after the Awards Ceremony) where attendees can hear from the winners of the Awards and learn more about their best practices. To register your interest, please email us here:

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