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TV Rao, Anjali Byce Among Top Felicitated At BW Businessworld HR Excellence Awards 2020

Recognising HR practices that are catapulting their companies to new heights, BW Businessworld HR Excellence Awards 2020 celebrated over 26 top domain leaders

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The organisations in the modern-day era have to grapple with environmental pressures, rapid technological changes, and tougher competition, thus generating a need for the human resource function to help navigate through these transitions to increase its real and perceived value. Discerning those evolving trends, ‘BW Businessworld HR Excellence Awards 2020’ in its fifth year, recognised those who had borne the torch of excellence in the HR landscape of India.

Held at Leela Ambience Gurgaon on March 5, 2020, over 26 awardees were felicitated spanning across broad categories such as Execution Excellence Awards, Strategy Awards and People Awards.

Among all awardees, TV Rao, Founding President of the NHRD Network and creator of the popular HR Score Card, was bestowed with the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’.  He is known for developing a human resource development audit methodology which was a first of its kind across the world.

Anjali Byce, CHRO, Sterlite Technologies, was the ‘CHRO of the Year’. She was awarded for creating a robust business aligned HR strategy and crafting a structured effective program on productivity improvement.

Shruti Mishra, Lead - People & Organization Partner (Retail), PUMA Sports India, was named ‘Future HR Leader of the Year’.  She got the accolade for showcasing a strategic direction in building an inclusive and diverse workplace, for controlling attrition and for reducing hiring cost.

Subir Verma, Head HR, Tata Power was named ‘People’s Champion of the Year’. Verma implemented a new age innovative and digitised HR strategy, and also enabled a historic first for Tata Power Group by moving unionised staff to a different location.

The jury, which was chaired by Charles Frump, MD, Volvo Car India recognised two leaders in the ‘Woman HR Leader of the Year’. The winner, Aruna Vasudevan, Group Head, Magma Fincorp, won the title for inducing best practices such as open-door policy, on-time delivery of performance appraisals and more, some of which were a first in the history of the company. The runner up in the category, Priyanka Mohanty, Vice President, Global Corporate HR, Startek, was awarded for executing the innovative hexagonal model of diversity and inclusion.

The details of all winners at the awards are as follows:

Category

Sub-Category

Winner

Title

HR Execution Excellence

Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion

Mindtree

Runner -Up

Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion

Tech Mahindra

Winner

Excellence in Employee Experience

Landmark Group (Lifestyle Stores)

Winner

Excellence in HR Technology

Tech Mahindra

Winner

Excellence in Learning and Development

Sony Pictures Networks India

Special Mention

Excellence in Learning and Development

KPMG

Runner -Up

Excellence in Learning and Development

Jindal Stainless Limited

Winner

Excellence in Learning Technology

Mindtree

Winner

Excellence in Talent Acquisition

HCL Technologies

Runner -Up

Excellence in Talent Acquisition

Ericsson Global India Services

Winner

Excellence in Performance Management

Future Generali India Insurance Company

Winner

Excellence in Welfare Initiative

Ceat

Winner

HR Strategy Excellence

Best Emerging HR Strategy

Elara Technologies (Prop Tiger)

Runner -Up

Best Emerging HR Strategy

Ferns N Petals

Winner

Best HR Strategy

ABP News Network

Special Mention

Best HR Strategy

Great Lakes Institute of Management, Gurgaon

Special Mention

Best HR Strategy

Ericsson India

Winner

HR Team of the Year

Edelman India

Runner -Up

HR Team of the Year

MakeMyTrip.com

Runner -Up

HR Team of the Year

Mondelez India

Winner

HR People Excellence

Future HR leader of the Year

Shruti Mishra, Lead - People & Organization Partner (Retail), PUMA Sports India

Winner

People's Champion of the Year

Subir Verma, Head HR - Business, Tata Power

Winner

Woman HR leader of the Year

Priyanka Mohanty, Vice President - Global Corporate HR, Startek (erstwhile Aegis Customer Support Services)

Runner -Up

Woman HR leader of the Year

Aruna Vasudevan,Group Head - Performance, Rewards & HR Operations, Magma Fincorp

Winner

CHRO of the Year

Anjali Byce, CHRO, STL

Winner

Lifetime Achievement 

Dr. T. V. Rao

Winner


Out of the 180+ nominations received by BW Businessworld, 61 nominees were shortlisted by the BW Editorial Board for the jury to deliberate on. On February 27, 2020, under the guidance of jury chair Charles Frump, MD Volvo Car India, the jurors selected the final winners. The meet comprised eminent members of the industry including AP Parigi, Co-Founder, Radio Mirchi & OOH Media; Harsh Wardhan, CEO, CXOE Partners LLP; Jayaram Easwaran, Author and Management; Prakash Iyer, Author/Speaker/Leadership Coach, Sudhir Mishra, Founder and Managing Partner, Trust Legal and Sunder Hemrajani, Management Consultant & Senior Advisor.



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