Winners Announced: Think Global People Awards 2022

Excellence in talent development, deployment, diversity


  • Blick Rothenberg
  • Reckitt & NetExpat
  • Synergy 


This award recognizes excellent global leadership initiatives or a leader across the wide spectrum of people management functions that result in outstanding people management outcomes.

The fast pace of change across many industry sectors, the acceleration of digital technology, the impact of VUCA and the disruption caused by the pandemic have all accelerated change putting learning and development, HR, the need for inclusion and more flexible working practices as well as wellbeing in the spotlight. Excellence in all areas of talent development and organisational change are celebrated here.

Initiatives can represent, for example, resourcing (recruitment and selection), talent management, mobility management, learning and development, diversity and inclusion, employment relations, reward and recognition, mentoring, coaching, and/or counselling. Other global leadership initiatives such as organisational design and development are also included.

The award also applies to individual professionals and teams offering these services.

Entrants must have:

  • Highlighted how their entry is inspirational and why their organisation should win this award category
  • Demonstrated a people centred approach and the importance of wellbeing
  • Explained how an exceptional quality and personalised experience is provided and to whom it applies
  • Demonstrated responsiveness, resource-efficiency and cost-effectiveness, showing how value is added to business outcomes
  • Shown how they managed their own people so that they demonstrate commitment, engagement and passion in delivery of outputs

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?

Individual professionals or teams across recruitment and selection, learning and development, diversity and inclusion, engagement, organisational development, HR, change management, coaching and wellbeing or suppliers across global mobility, leadership and sustainability or education form any industry sector.