Winners Announced: Think Global People Awards 2022

Best leadership, research, thought leadership or book


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  • Santa Fe Relocation

This award is for contributions to global people management research and thought leadership in 2021/22. Teams and/or individuals who demonstrate innovative contributions which have practical implications, impact and contribute to advancement of knowledge/theory should apply.

Perhaps you're involved in talent management or resourcing, working within other internal departments (for example, reward, learning and development) and/or external suppliers as part of a wider team managing or supporting global people management. Research carried out to support an organisational mobility initiative could also be appropriate.

You may be an academic researcher, or part of an academic research team, investigating any aspect of global people management with studies/research published in either academic or practitioner journals/reports. You may also be part of a consultancy or other organisation producing surveys and research reports for clients/practitioner use.

You may also be involved in a cross-disciplinary research initiative or part of an academic-practitioner research team. You might also have conducted a research project as part of your training and development/professional qualifications.

Excellent and innovative research, thought leadership or books will have demonstrated:

  1. Contribution to knowledge – advancing what we know about global people management
  2. Contribution to theory/academic advancement – helping us to predict actions that will enhance good practice
  3. Implications for practice – ideas that flow from the research that can improve the employee experience and/or lead to greater efficiencies/effectiveness
  4. Impact – action taken as a result of the findings
  5. Innovation – an innovative approach which has positive workforce benefits

Entrants must have:

  • Explained the contribution made by their research, thought leadership or book to the workforce and families (if appropriate), and to the organisation as a whole
  • Provided evidence such as testimonials from across the organisation and its customer base, as well as from other relevant sources, will be accepted
  • The entry may be completed by a third party

The judges looked for proof of consistently high standards and excellent service – for example, customer/client testimonials, feedback forms and/or survey results.

Who could enter?

Organisations, teams or individuals.

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