CIPD Wales Awards 2023 / CIPD Cymru Gwobrau 2023

Celebrating HR in Wales / Dathlu AD yng Nghymru
We are open for entries for the most prestigious HR Awards in Wales, showcasing, recognising and rewarding excellence in people management practice.
Awarded by the professional body for people development, supported and endorsed by an impressive list of sponsors, and judged by a panel of top HR and business professionals, our reputation continues to grow as the place to celebrate the contribution of HR and people development across Wales.
If the past two years have shown us anything, it’s that our profession can be – and is – a force for change!  So now’s the time for us to celebrate the amazing work and initiatives that have protected, developed, and transformed our people, teams and businesses as we’ve continued to “build back better”.
Our categories recognise initiatives – apprenticeship schemes, diversity and inclusion, hybrid and flexible working, health and well-being, learning and development (including OD), and resourcing / talent management.
In response to feedback from our growing network of independent consultants, this year we’re focusing on the invaluable support offered by HR consultants – be that individuals or small consultancies, providing retained services to clients, working on a specific project or providing interim support of any kind. We appreciate the range of work that you do, which means that whilst you have a category of your own, you also have the added advantage of being able to enter any of our other categories to showcase the vast contribution you make to so many businesses.
And we’re also recognising individuals at different stages of their careers – students, rising stars, and those demonstrating excellence in leadership.  So look at the people around you, and nominate your colleagues, bosses, or other individuals who demonstrate a true commitment to championing better work and working lives.
How have you supported your people’s wellbeing through another year of change and uncertainty?  How have you supported and adapted to home and hybrid working?  Did Black Lives Matter, #MeToo, or Davina’s documentaries on the menopause prompt you to move your D&I activities up a gear?  Have circumstances led you to fast-tracking plans you already had to explore different ways to deliver training?  What about virtual recruitment, interviewing and onboarding?  Retaining of external consultants has rocketed – how has the client/consultant relationship delivered the great results and support that you needed?  As hybrid working creates a potential talent war, are you growing your own through apprenticeship schemes?  How has your team pulled together to deliver initiatives under the most difficult of conditions?
There’s so much good work happening in your organisations that we’re sure you’ll find it hard to decide which category to go for, so it’s just as well that the awards are free to enter – and open to all organisations, regardless of sector or size – so you can submit as many entries many as you wish!
We’re absolutely delighted to be back face-to-face and we look forward to celebrating all that the profession in Wales has to offer.
Pob lwc!
Lesley Richards                                                         Peter Cheese
Head of CIPD Wales                                              Chief Executive, CIPD

Awards timeline 2023

Open for entries:                                                        Monday 4 July 2022
Closing date for entries:                                        Friday 30 December 2022
Shortlist announced:                                               Tuesday 17 January 2023
Category interviews:                                               Thursday 26 January 2023
Awards gala and dinner:                                        Friday 3 March 2023