We have a wonderful range of shortlisted companies for the Irish HR Champion Awards 2020. I am delighted to say that all interviews were conducted on schedule and the judging process will conclude this week. One of the hallmarks of the Awards is that winning companies share insights from their successful strategies on the night – ensuring that participants are part of a great conversation on the Award evening.
Concern over the Corona Virus now means however that there is doubt that all our shortlistees will be able to join us on March 20th – which would diminish the value of the event for everyone.
Guinness Storehouse has been incredibly supportive and have offered to move the event to May 22nd. I believe that in the interest of having a quality Awards night with participation from our fantastic line up shortlistees – we must reschedule.  All bookings made to date will be transferred – the booking site will be updated today, so that all future bookings will be for May 22nd.
Many thanks for all your support to date – wishing everyone a healthy few weeks ahead as we address the challenges of Covid-19 !

Donna O’Connor
Event Promoter

Guinness Storehouse, Friday 22nd May. For bookings click 

Irish HR Champion Awards celebrate the hard work and dedication of HR teams – operating at the front line, delivering ambitious programmes, impacting business performance and transforming employee experience. The Awards recognise the success, innovation and business focus of HR delivering the best strategies across: Employee Engagement – Talent Acquisition – Corporate Social Responsibility – Employer Branding – Change Management – Wellness Strategy – Learning and Development – Diversity – Leadership.
Learn about William Fry, Laya HealthcareInvesco, CXC Global, Atomic DNA, Seen by Indeed, Morgan McKinley & EY

Shown below are a small selection of photos from the 2018 IHRC Awards. 


1. Champion Employee Engagement Strategy
2. Champion Change Management Strategy
WINNER : Kuehne+Nagel
3. Champion Wellness Strategy
More than 500 Employees
WINNER : AIB Customer Services
4. Champion Wellness Strategy
Less than 500 Employees
WINNER : Danone Early Life Nutrition
5. Special Judges Award – RISING STAR
WINNER : Eddie Reilly, Dualway Group
6. Champion Talent Acquisition Programme
WINNER : Bank of Ireland
7. Champion On-Board Strategy
WINNER : Fenergo
8. Champion Employee Branding Programme
WINNER : Vodafone
9. Champion Learning & Development Programme
10. Champion Leadership Programme
WINNER : Trinity College Dublin
11. Champion CSR Strategy
12. Champion Diversity Strategy
WINNER : Bank of Ireland
13. Irish HR Champion 2018
WINNER : Claudine McMahon


2018 Launch of the Irish HR Champion Awards In association with William Fry
Supported by Deloitte, Atomic DNA, Invesco, Odgers Berndtson and Weston

Shown below are a small selection of photos from the 2017 IHRC Awards. 

Champion Employee Engagement Strategy
 Winner :  Kuehne + Nagel
Champion Change Management Programme  Highly Commended Lionbridge  Winner : Musgrave MarketPlace
Champion Learning & Development Programme Highly Commended – PREM Group Winner : Topaz
Champion Leadership Programme Winner : Bank of Ireland
Special Judges Award Rising Star Winner :  Savills
Champion Wellness Strategy Joint Winners : RCSI   Vodafone
Champion Talent Acquisition Programme Highly Commended – AIB Winner : FEXCO
Champion On-Boarding Strategy Winner : MSD Brinny
Champion Diversity Strategy Winner : Vodafone
Champion CSR Strategy Winner : VoxPro
Irish HR Champion 2017 Winner : Garry McCabe, HR Director, Kuehne + Nagel