24 Aug 2018
The CIPD People Management Awards reward and celebrate outstanding achievement in people management and development, honouring the valuable contribution that HR and L&D make to the success of an organisation.
Best SME People Management Initiative AwardThe Best SME People Management Initiative Award 2017, part of the wider People Management Awards, recognises small or medium-sized businesses (fewer than 250 employees) that have transformed the way they manage and develop their people in support of business objectives. Darren Chadwick, Croner Chief Commercial Officer, says: “We are delighted and honoured to be shortlisted for this award. “Since December 2015, the way that our people are managed and developed has significantly changed and improved, which is what our entry detailed. The title of our submission was ‘Croner: Our Brand is our People’, which illustrates our main value. “Our employees’ continuous development is the key to our success, which we have worked hard to improve over the last 18 months and will continue to do so.” One of the most highly anticipated events in the HR and L&D calendar, the award winners will be announced by an expert panel of judges at an awards dinner on Tuesday 26 September 2017 at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London. Lizzie Crowley, Skills Adviser at the CIPD and one of the award judges, commented: “We’ve been spoilt for choice this year in terms of innovation, variety and creativity in the entries for the CIPD People Management Awards. “As we are increasingly seeing demand for effective people management and learning and development approaches that deliver consistent results in a variety of contexts, it’s great to see so many organisations stepping up to the challenge, demonstrating impressive agility in both planning and execution. “Our new category for this year - best international HR initiative - recognises the need for HR to be agile in an increasingly global marketplace, and we look forward to celebrating those who are doing this to such a high standard. “As the world of work continues to evolve, it will be these organisations leading the way in innovation and good practice, and they should all be congratulated on their achievements.” Croner has a long history operating in the compliance market. The company was founded in 1941 with the name Croner Publications Limited, in 1947 the seminal HR bible ‘The Reference Book for Employers’ was launched, 1997 saw the introduction of consultancy services, and in 2003 the product portfolio was widened further with the introduction of software and pay and benefits services. At the heart of our company is a commitment to the health and growth of our clients. This means we’re not just a source of expert help, but also a trusted sounding board. Through the hundreds and thousands of discussions we have every year with clients, we identify trends and help future-proof their businesses with timely advice and new services.
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