Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Search for Top Employers; USE YOUR CHANCE TO ENTER

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Search for Top Employers; USE YOUR CHANCE TO ENTER

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Byline: CHRISTOPHER KNOX

THE search is on to find the best companies to work for in the North East.

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development has teamed up with the Chronicle to recognise the region's top employees and employers.

North East Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development HR awards celebrate those people who have gone that extra mile in recruitment and training, culminating in a ceremony at the Newcastle Gateshead Hilton in March 2011.

There are eight awards, which recognise the contributions of both organisations and individuals.

Each award is sponsored by wellknown organisations including Cintra HR & Payroll Services, Home Group, Newcastle University Business School, Nigel Wright Recruitment and Kelburn Recruitment.

The awards are: the Developing People Award, the HR&D Excellence through Reward & Benefits Award, HR&D Excellence through Innovation or Technology Award, Recruitment Practitioner of the Year, Employee Engagement Award, Equality & Diversity in the Workplace, HR&D Practitioner of the Year and HR&D Business of the Year.

The HR&D Excellence through Innovation or Technology Award, which is sponsored by Cintra HR & Payroll Services, recognises all types of innovation across the spectrum of HR&D. Organisations who have designed or delivered technology or a new approach to a standard problem and achieved major business improvements are encouraged to apply.

Judges will be looking for something that is original and effective which may be IT orientated or an innovative approach to a business opportunity. Previous entries have included development of elearning, computerised safety/HR & payroll systems, competency models and health and wellbeing initiatives.

Carsten Staehr, chief executive of Cintra HR & Payroll Services said: "Cintra HR & Payroll Services are proud to be associated with CIPD awards for a fourth year. …

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