Entries now open for PeopleFirst HR Excellence Awards

WELCOME to the PeopleFirst HR Excellence Awards, 2020

PeopleFirst is delighted to announce that nominations to the PeopleFirst HR Excellence Awards 2020 are now open. We eagerly await to celebrate the best-in-class standards in HR strategies and initiatives.

The PeopleFirst HR Excellence Awards are the most coveted, sought after and the longest running awards in the field of HR. They recognise the professionals and companies who are stretching the boundaries of people strategy. HR teams most often spend all their time and energy on the development of the rest of the organization, without finding the platform to think of themselves. The PeopleFirst HR Excellence Awards are about celebrating the finest initiatives in HR by organizations across geographies and provide opportunity for the experts in the profession to recognize the world class work done by their colleagues.

The submissions are evaluated by an eminent jury panel consisting of Industry experts, HR Leaders and Academicians at two levels, to decide the final winners and runners-up in each category for both Indian and International companies.

DATE 19th January, 2021


Award Categories

'Leading Practices' Award

Talent Acquisition Icon

Talent Acquisition

Talent Management Icon

Talent Management

Technology Deployment in HR Icon

Technology Deployment in HR

HR Business Partnership Icon

HR Business Partnership

Benefits Administration Icon

Benefits Administration

Corporate Social Responsibility Icon

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Diveristy and inculsion Icon

Diversity & Inclusion initiatives

Employee Engagement Icon

Employee Engagement

HR Transformation Icon

HR Transformation

Learning and Development Icon

Learning & Development

Internal Communications Icon

Internal Communications

Health and Well-being Icon

Health and Well-being

Risk Management Icon

HR Risk Management

'Individual ' Award

HR Future Leader Icon

HR 'Future Leader'

CHRO of the year Icon

CHRO of the year

People’s CEO of the year Icon

People’s CEO of the year

Business Icon Award Icon

Business Icon Award

Most influential Global Chro

Most influential
Global CHRO’s

Business Icon Award

minds in HR

Speakers 2019

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HR Excellence Awards Team

About PeopleFirst HR Excellence Awards, 2020

We understand that it is important to have a platform that recognizes the immensely talented pool of HR professionals who enable organizational success. The HR Excellence Awards sponsored by PeopleFirst is one such platform that recognizes HR talent and effort, worldwide.

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About PeopleFirst

It is one of the oldest and most respected firms in the area of Executive Coaching, OD initiatives, Leadership Development and HR Transformation Consulting.

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Why should you Nominate?

Signature display

Demonstrates your company’s special status to your customers, stakeholders and employees.

Finest Initiatives

Celebrate the finest initiatives of HR in your company

Definitive Work

Showcase the definitive work your HR team has done

Credit Deserving Team

Opportunity to credit deserving team members, and bring glory to the organization

Motivate Teams

Acknowledge the achievements to motivate the teams

HR icon Spirit of Excellence

A recognition of the “Spirit of Excellence” in HR practices and a mark of a “best-in-class” organization.

Event Gallery 2019

Celebrations galore at the event, recognizing the immensely talented pool of HR professionals who enabled organizational success in their respective companies.
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Fidelity National Financial Pvt. Ltd.

Fidelity National Financial Pvt. Ltd.

‘Leading practices’ in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Welcome address by Jagmohan Bhanver

Jagmohan Bhanver, CEO, The Next Milestone Technologies Pvt Ltd

Masterclass on Technology Deployment in HR
Winner proudly holding hr excellence award

Ocwen Financial Solutions Pvt. ltd.

‘Leading practices’ in Diversity & Inclusion initiatives

Tech Mahindra Limited

‘Leading practices’ in Diversity & Inclusion initiatives

Avnet India Pvt Ltd.

‘Leading practices’ in Employee Engagement
Judge listening to presentations in the Jury round

Jury Round

Sahil Nayar (Associate Director- HR, KPMG) and Dharmendra Rai (India's 1st Mind Map Trainer) sit down together to evaluate the presentations.
Mr. Subir Verma is a Head-HR at TATA Power

Mr. Subir Verma (Head-HR, TATA Power)

Introducing the concept of "Non Performing Appraisal" (NPA)
UltraTech Cement Limited (Unit: Balaji Cement Works)

UltraTech Cement Limited (Unit: Balaji Cement Works)

‘Leading practices’ in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Anu Binny

Anu Binny AVP - Training, IKS Health

HR ‘Future Leader’

Sponsors and Strategic Partners

Testimonials 2019

This event helps the community to come together & get the ideas of what is happening outside. I appreciate the efforts of Peoplefirst in organizing the event and recognizing the best practices and the experience was excellent

Sudhir Dhar is a Director and CHRO of
Motilal Oswal Financial Services Ltd

Sudhir Dhar

Director and CHRO,
Motilal Oswal Financial Services Ltd.

The event is done with a very through and comprehensive process. Jury panel was insicive and provided us with the right kind of insights. We at VE commercials feel very proud to win the talent management awards among 60 odd organizations

Kinjal Choudhary is a VP & Group CHRO of VE Commercials Vehicles Ltd

Kinjal Choudhary

VP & Group CHRO,
VE Commercials Vehicles Ltd.

It is a great honor to be a winner for the HR Future Leader Category at PeopleFirst HR Excellence Awards. The entire evaluation process has been robust and it reaffirms, validates and also recognises the efforts. It is very nice to benchmark yourself with what the industry really wants and what the industry leaders are looking up for

Anu Binny is a Head of Leadership training at Atos Syntel

Anu Binny

AVP - Training,
IKS Health

It's been an absolute privilege and joy to be here. What makes this unique is that there is a great opportunity and interface with the student community . As we are seeing the venue it is connecting industry with the academia to do stuff that is of relevance. Believe me. the industry needs it

Amit Chincholikar is a Global CHRO at Tata Global Beverages

Amit Chincholikar

Global CHRO,
Tata Global Beverages



Nishiya Ajwani (Manager - HR, Tech Mahindra Ltd) shares her experience at the PeopleFirst HR Excellence Awards.


Brillian SK (Head HR, Times Professional Learning) talks about his experience as a Jury member.


Amit Chincholikar (Global CHRO, Tata Global Beverages) talks about how this event is unique, as it provides great opportunity and interface for the students community.