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HR Advisory team wins prestigious human resources award

Wednesday 05 June 2019

The cHeRries Awards
The HR Advisory Team at RGU won the Terrific Team of the Year award at The cHeRries on Thursday 30 May for its academic roles project.

In front of hundreds of Human Resources professionals from across the North East of Scotland, the team accepted the award at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre.

The academic roles project was designed to create a clear career progression framework for academic staff that is consistent with the university’s strategic direction.

The Terrific Team of the Year award celebrates those who have excelled by creating cross-function collaboration to increase bottom-line performance. The award was sponsored by CMS, a top ten globally ranked law firm.

Director of HR Lydia Ross said: “This award is tremendous news for our HR Advisory team, and a testament to the hard work and commitment of everyone involved in developing and delivering this key strategic project.”

The team achieved its win after being shortlisted among four other HR competitors from Dundee and Angus College, Inspire Ltd, Worley Parsons and National Oil Varco.

Under the category of Tremendous Learning and Development, RGU’s Leadership and Management Development Team was also shortlisted for their work on developing and implementing the university’s leadership development strategy.

This was the twelfth year for the annual awards ceremony which recognises excellence in the field of human resources, training and recruitment. The awards were hosted by BBC One’s Final Score host, Jason Mohammad.

RGU’s Recruitment Team also received an HR accolade in May by being shortlisted in Universities Human Resources (UHR) awards under the Business Effectiveness and Organisational Performance category.

Across two years, the two-person resourcing team created a new centralised system for recruitment by analysing job and person specifications for administration roles.

The innovative resourcing project dramatically improves the efficiency of the hiring process for both staff and applicants, and reduced recruitment costs by 60 per cent. The project also gives the university a competitive edge in the market because applicants enter talent pools and no longer have to re-apply for multiple or future vacancies.

The UHR awards celebrate cutting-edge and impactful practices, which enhance organisational culture and performance within UK universities. UHR enables and encourages innovation in Human Resources and creates opportunities for university HR teams to learn from each other.

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