HR Award 2015

European HR Award 2015


The winner of the European HR Award 2015 is

Svetlana Valeva from Bulgaria – Network Intelligence: Trust and Talent Alliances

Svetlana tells the stories of 3 individuals – a top performer to be retained in difficult times, a woman trying to strike her work-life balance when planning to have a baby, and a young entrepreneur daring to develop his emotional intelligence in the company he had started at 16 – and how these situations  may empower all of us to connect the dots and build a new employment framework that facilitates trust and benefits both organizations and talents.

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Congratulations to the runner ups who were:

Antonia Specchia from Italy  – Collaboration for Change: The Saipen Path Towards Social Collaboration

During 2014 Saipem launched the project “Collaboration for Change” aiming to merge the efforts dealing with:

  • Knowledge Management, by extending and simplifying the management process of Lessons Learned;
  • Internal Communication, with the creation of a virtual place where people may converge to create a common identity supporting collaboration and engagement; and
  • Innovation, involving the entire company population in the generation of innovative ideas

 “Collaboration for Change” represents an opportunity for SAIPEM to change the way it does business, by creating new opportunities, making room for people and their initiatives and their passion, valuing their commitment and work, speeding up ways of collaborating, and generating trust and engagement by bringing the entire SAIPEM world closer together.

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SMR Hungary Bt. HR Team from Hungary – Mentoring Talents

“SMR Hungary Bt. is a part of Samvardhana Motherson Group (SMG) multinational company group which is world wide in 25 country with more than 70 000 good-qualified colleagues.

Inside the company is a huge focus on “family” trust between the employees, development of teamwork and recognizing and management of talents. Mentoring talents is what SMR represent, it is important for the corporation to create a positive athmosphere inside the company walls: where the employee feels good, and safe, can develop and plan for long-term.”

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Theme: Trust and Talent

Experts agree that trust could be one of the most important elements of a stimulating and efficient work environment.

Trust forms the foundation for effective communication, employee retention, and employee motivation and contribution of discretionary energy, the extra effort that people voluntarily invest in work. Human Resources has a special role in promoting and developing high trust levels which contribute to a healthy and successful organisation that can attract talent and deliver results.

Having in mind all the positive effects that trust brings to an organisation, a reasonable question that arises is how to build trust in the workforce, especially in those employees identified as valuable talents, and how to avoid losing it.

The European HR Award 2015 challenges you to answer this question!

The EAPM is seeking papers that can demonstrate and evidence specific approaches or initiatives showing how trust has been developed in an organization and the role it has played in attracting, developing and retaining talent. The paper should include the role HR played in the process and examples of how it supported talent management.

European HR Award 2015 essay details