Relocate Awards 2016/2017

Winner of the 2017 Relocate award for HR Team of the Year

O2 HR Team

The HR Team of the Year award celebrates a team that demonstrates outstanding leadership and excellence in relocation, and that inspires others.

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John Beck, of Santa Fe Relocation Services, presents the award to Judith Hunt and Elizabeth Carter, of O2

O2, said the judges, had demonstrated a very proactive approach to developing talent through diversity initiatives. Going beyond diversity targets, it had shown a true commitment to culture change in widening its talent pool through diversity and inclusion interventions.

The judges added, "O2 is to be commended in particular for the launch of – and its support for – networks for minority groups. Networks have been found to be particularly beneficial in assisting minorities to gain a greater share of senior roles within organisations, as well as enabling such groups to access and be supported within international assignments.

“As the emphasis on global expansion continues to accelerate, there will be a strong business case to support wider involvement of minorities within international mobility. It is excellent HR practice to see O2 nurturing diverse talent – a great example for others to follow to increase business success."

“My team and I are thrilled to accept Relocate Global’s HR Team of the Year 2017 award. At O2, we share Relocate’s commitment to fostering diversity within the workplace, and to supporting talent into work.

“We live in an increasingly diverse society, and it’s never been more important for our workforces to reflect this, both to echo our businesses’ vibrant and diverse customer bases and to ensure happier and more productive teams.

“That’s why I hope that our work – and that of the many brilliant HR teams that exist throughout the UK – will inspire others to build the right culture, support networks and recruitment practices to support the fantastic talent we have here in the UK.”

Ann Pickering, HR Director, O2 

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The Summer 2017 issue of Relocate magazine will feature a detailed awards supplement.