Personnel Today Awards 2024 now open for entries

2024 Personnel Today AwardsThe 2024 Personnel Today Awards is now open for entries, as the annual celebration of the very best in HR, and learning and development gets underway.

Employers have until 11:55pm on Friday 7 June 2024 to craft their submissions for their chance of winning a coveted trophy at a glittering black-tie ceremony on London’s Park Lane on 19 November.

As well as an opportunity to receive the recognition entrants deserve, the Personnel Today Awards also offers an unforgettable evening of fine dining and entertainment in the run-up to Christmas, a chance for people teams to celebrate the year’s successes.

Rob Moss, Personnel Today’s editorial director and chair of the judging panel, said: “The Personnel Today Awards launches today for the 26th time and we’re looking forward to welcoming around 1,000 people to the biggest night in the HR calendar this autumn; it promises to be an evening to remember.”

Last year Virgin Media O2 scooped the overall winner award in recognition of its wide-ranging early careers programmes. Other category winners included AstraZeneca for learning and development, Bank of Ireland for health and wellbeing and its family-friendly practices, and the Civil Service for talent management.

Strictly Come Dancing and The Traitors star Claudia Winkleman hosted last year’s awards ceremony after attendees were entertained by comedian Suzi Ruffell.

The 2024 Personnel Today Awards features 18 categories for employers to choose from and five awards specifically for suppliers and consultancies. Suppliers can also enter categories on behalf of their employer clients. Download your entry guide.

Moss added: “Now is the time for employers to really start thinking about the categories they’re going to enter and preparing their submissions before the June deadline. Try not to leave it until the last minute.”

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Shortlists will be announced in late July, with the awards ceremony taking place on the evening of Tuesday 19 November 2024 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Mayfair.

Submissions typically require employers to describe a problem they faced, the solution that was implemented, and the benefits realised for the organisation and its employees.