MHR Impact Awards 2016 demonstrate increased organisational performance from HR and People Analytics solutions

Hosted by acclaimed stand-up comedian Romesh Ranganathan in Stratford-upon-Avon, the MHR Impact Awards, now in their seventh consecutive year, attracted over 250 people from all over the UK. Winners across the eight award categories include Loughborough University for the Most Transformational HR Project, Care UK for its Outstanding Project Team and Basildon Council for Best Use of Management Information.


MHR’s UK Marketing Director, Ian Stewart, comments: “The MHR Impact Awards provide an opportunity to share success stories about how other organisations are using innovative HR, talent and analytics solutions to make a powerful impact upon their business and people, and drive transformational change.


Judged by a panel of independent industry experts, the successful entries demonstrate how significant business value and return on investment can be delivered through strategic HR. MHR are proud of the role its talent management, HR, payroll and people analytics solutions have in supporting organisations to achieve this.”


Commenting on the quality of the MHR Impact Award entries, Hazel Williams, Senior Lecturer in Human Resources at Nottingham Trent University said: “I have been a member of the judging panel for five years, and each year, the calibre of the entries noticeably increases. This year’s winners were all able to demonstrate exceptional results through a combination of strategic vision, careful planning, team work and the application of best practice.”


This year’s awards were judged by: Peter Banks, Founder and Managing Director at HR Director magazine; Mike Nicholas, Editor at Professional in Payroll, Pensions and Reward magazine, Hazel Williams, Senior Lecturer in Human Resources at Nottingham Trent University; Calum Di Lieto, Editor at HR Grapevine magazine; Samantha Mann, Senior Policy and Research Officer at the CIPP.


For a full list of the 2016 winners, please see below.


Most Transformational HR/Payroll Project

Winner: Loughborough University


Best Talent Management Initiative

Winner: Torfaen County Borough Council

Highly Commended: Basildon Council


Best Use of Management Information

Winner: Basildon Council

Highly Commended: Pobl Group

Highly Commended: Norfolk Educational Services


Best Implementation Project

Winner: Bath and North East Somerset Council

Highly Commended: South Norfolk Council


Outstanding HR/Payroll/Project Team

Winner: Care UK


Most Innovative HR/Payroll Professional

Winner: Sharon Sanders, Cumbria County Council

Highly Commended: Jane Pugh, gtd Healthcare


Most Innovative HR Director

Winner: Gaynor Morris, Pobl Group


New Customer Project of the Year 2016

Winner: Gateshead Council




About MHR


MHR specialises in helping organisations to embrace the operational and strategic challenges of modern business, covering talent management, HR, payroll and business analytics. Our customer community is growing by the day, meaning MHR is now helping to drive the performance of businesses employing over 10% of the UK workforce, through specialist software, outsourcing and consultancy services.

With over 30 years of experience, MHR provides specialist solutions to some of the largest and most successful organisations in the UK and abroad. Our solutions inject best practice processes into the entire employment lifecycle, from recruitment to succession planning. This enables customers to transform their business by removing administrative burdens, reducing operational costs, gaining strategic insight, and developing and retaining people in line with corporate goals.

Customers include: Cafcass, Freeths, Sytner, Laing O’Rourke, Nottingham City Transport, Plymouth University, Powys County Council, The Salvation Army, Swinton Group Ltd, TK MAXX, T.M.Lewin, and more.

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