Finalists announced for People Management Award

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The shortlist for the 2008 People Management Award has been announced by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

The 16 finalists are up for an award which acknowledges outstanding practice in the management and development of people. This year's award has four categories – employee engagement; learning and development; management of change; and talent management.

There will be a winner and a runner up within each category, who will be selected at a judging day in London on 17 July. The official announcement will be made at the CIPD annual conference gala dinner on 17 September in Harrogate.

CIPD chief executive Jackie Orme, who will be helping to judge the award, said that she was hugely impressed by the response and range of initiatives across the sectors this year.

"The CIPD will continue to reward and encourage good people management and development and we are delighted that 2008 has seen the highest level of entries in the history of the award so far. I’d like to congratulate all those involved this year for driving forward the issues that matter in the HR profession."

The 16 finalists are:

Employee Engagement

  • Gentoo
  • Kia Motors
  • KPMG
  • Student Loans Company Ltd

Learning and Development

  • Byrne Group
  • Cisco Systems
  • Meadowhall Shopping Centre
  • Welsh Assembly Government

Management of Change

  • Birmingham City Council
  • Gate Gourmet London Ltd
  • Heart of England NHS Trust
  • Magnox South

Talent Management

  • Kier Group
  • National Leadership and Innovation Agency for Healthcare (NLIAH)
  • Production Services Network (PSN)
  • Sainsburys Supermarkets

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