These Awards are the most prestigious in Ireland, recognising and rewarding excellence in people management.

We appreciate the immense pressure our profession has been under over the last six months, adapting to the challenges and ongoing developments of the coronavirus pandemic. We believe now is the time to recognise the outstanding achievements by HR and L&D individuals and teams in their commitment to protecting and developing the workforce.

Our awards evaluation involves a two-round judging process overseen by Professor Bill Roche, Full Professor of Industrial Relations and Human Resources at the School of Business, University College Dublin which ensures that outcomes are fair and transparent.

Our judges were impressed with the standard this year, as you all worked so hard and found time to document and present your impact to us. Entries for our new category, Flexible and remote working and for Embedding a culture of workplace wellbeing were so strong that we split them by organisation size.

This year’s CIPD Ireland HR Awards were held on 25 February 2021 in an exciting digital ceremony where we showcased the best in HR in Ireland. Attendees found out who the winners were, celebrated the work of their teams and gained insight into the leading practices of the winners.

We applaud the way in which your work embodies the CIPD professional principles that work matters, people matter, and professionalism matters.

Congratulations to our 2021 winners!