Have you made the shortlist for HR's hottest awards?

Finalists have been announced for this year's prizes, with the winners due to be revealed at a gala ceremony later in the year

It's been yet another challenging year for the people profession. The pandemic has, fingers crossed, significantly abated and will continue to do so, leaving businesses to contend with what their new post-Covid working model looks like, as well as potential staff shortages, significant numbers of resignations and mass burnout. But on top of all these challenges, many HR teams have produced fantastic work in the fields of change management, health and wellbeing, inclusion and diversity, and many more.

To that end, we're delighted to announce the shortlist for this year's CIPD People Management Awards. Categories will each be judged by an expert panel, with the winners announced at a black-tie ceremony at London's Grosvenor House Hotel on Thursday 22 September. More information and tickets are available from cipdpmas.co.uk

Congratulations to all those who have been shortlisted.

Best apprenticeship scheme

  • Anglo American
  • Bishop Fleming
  • Howdens Joinery
  • Kier Group
  • Pepper (UK)
  • UBS
  • Virgin Media O2

Best change management initiative

  • Business Services Organisation
  • Coventry Building Society
  • e& (Formerly Etisalat)
  • Mott MacDonald
  • Trayport
  • UNDP
  • Vodafone

Best digital/technology initiative in HR/L&D

  • Deutsche Post DHL Group
  • Lowell Financial
  • Mott MacDonald
  • Network Rail
  • Network Rail Training
  • SUEZ recycling and recovery UK
  • Tesco, supported by Electric Circus

Best employee experience initiative

  • Acacia Training
  • Alzheimer's Society
  • Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Landbay Partners
  • Ombudsman Services
  • SUEZ recycling and recovery UK
  • Virgin Money

Best flexible working initiative

  • Citizen
  • Reward Gateway
  • Worksome

Best health and wellbeing initiative – private sector

  • Bosch UK
  • Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Centrica
  • Grosvenor Property UK
  • Softcat
  • SUEZ recycling and recovery UK
  • Ubisoft Reflections / Ubisoft Leamington

Best health and wellbeing initiative – public/third sector

  • Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB
  • North Wales Police
  • Fife College
  • Shaw Trust
  • Humberside and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership
  • Midland Heart
  • Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust

Best HR/L&D consultancy

  • Connor Consultancy
  • Culture Consultancy
  • Edgecumbe
  • Management Dynamics Global
  • PeopleWise
  • The Clear Company
  • The Wellbeing Project

Best HR/L&D supplier

  • Corndel
  • OpenBlend
  • Own The Room Europe

Best HR/L&D team of the year – private sector

  • Bright Horizons Family Solutions
  • Cadent Gas
  • Circle Health Group
  • Cleveland Clinic London
  • e& (Formerly Etisalat)
  • Trayport
  • Wales & West Utilities

Best HR/L&D team of the year – public/third sector

  • Humberside Police
  • University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
  • UNDP

Best inclusion and diversity initiative

  • Browne Jacobson
  • Network Rail
  • Openreach
  • Shaw Trust
  • The Sovini Group
  • UnLtd

Best L&D initiative – private sector

  • andpartnership
  • Arla Foods
  • CGI
  • Circle Health Group
  • Howdens Joinery
  • PageGroup International (Hong Kong)
  • Openreach

Best L&D initiative – public/third sector

  • Devon Air Ambulance
  • Sellafield
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Network Rail
  • Network Rail
  • Shaw Trust
  • UNDP

Best organisational development or organisational design initiative

  • Circle Health Group
  • Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • Lakeland
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Mott MacDonald
  • Saudi Aramco
  • Veolia

Best people analytics initiative

  • Cadent Gas
  • Standard Chartered

Best resourcing initiative

  • Audit One
  • Circle Health Group
  • Midland Heart
  • Police Service of Northern Ireland
  • Seetec
  • Trayport
  • Veolia

Best reward or recognition initiative

  • Howdens Joinery
  • SUEZ recycling and recovery UK
  • WDP
  • Welcome Break

Best SME people management initiative

  • Lee Kum Kee (Europe)
  • Maverick Media
  • N T Killingley
  • Scrutton Bland
  • Strategi Solutions

Best talent management initiative

  • Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company
  • Network Rail
  • UNDP
  • Vakıf Katılım

Michael Kelly outstanding student award – advanced level

  • Uddalak Banerjee
  • Jamila Lecky
  • Angela Emefa Tagboto
  • Michelle Weir

Michael Kelly outstanding student award – foundation/intermediate level

  • Sarah Sims
  • Lorraine Barnett
  • Gemma Berrington
  • Troy Winfield
  • Natasha Garcia
  • Sarra Al Breiki
  • Sinead Leach