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BEL Group National Title winner for HRINZ 2011 HR Initiative of the Year!

BEL Group wins HRINZ 2011 HR Initiative of the Year!

At a gala event to recognise the national winners in the HRINZ 2011 Awards BEL Group was announced national winner of the HR Initiative of the Year.  This is a hotly contested category of award recognising human resource initiatives that have a positive impact on total business performance.

For an overview of the awards and the 2011 winners visit

There were three finalists in the award, BEL Group, KPMG and Sky City.  Each finalist had a brief video of their initiative presented to the crowd of some 160 human resource professionals and the judges comments read out.  BEL Group was recognised has having produced an initiative that connected the stragtegic vision through senior management with the daily operations and staff business wide.  The judges were very complimentary of BEL Group's implementation of their initiative and the effect of the iniative on the overall business performance as well as its impact on the human side of the business.

It was a very exciting moment when after the drum roll BEL Group was announced as the National Title winner.  A beautiful brass trophy was presented along with a generous prize from sponsors Winsborough which will provide $4,000 worth of team and leadership profiling and development opportunity.  This will no doubt support our work going forward over the next year.

Business owner, Andrea Barry along with Olivia Barry and Robert Barry, hosted Lee Astridge (HR Consultant), Justine Dalton (Business Manager),Campbell Chard (General Manager), Paul and Sandra Phippen (Operations Manager) and Nathan Bird and Tracey James (Parkhill Farm Manager) to the awards dinner.  It was a very glamorous event with black tie dress, a delicious three course meal and a beautifully presented venue.

BEL Group submitted an entry into the 2011 HR Initiative of the Year with the encouragement and support of our HR Consultant Lee Astridge from No8HR.  The regional judging was completed by mid October and the BEL Group entry was awarded one of three Distinction Awards.  The other Distinction Award winners were KPMG and Sky City. 

BEL Group, after being judged as a Distinction Award winner, was put into the National judging round with KPMG and Sky City.  This involved production of a 3 minute video outlining the HR initiative and an interview with a national judging panel.  BEL Group completed their national judging on 31st October.

The merit award winners in the HRINZ Initiative of the Year category were:

  • Fisher and Paykel Finance - Northern Region
  • Deloitte - Northern Region
  • Sky City - Northern Region
  • Vitaco Health - Northern Region
  • Vodafone Retail - Northern Region
  • Westpac - Northern Region
  • Ministry of Social Development - 2 x merit awards in Central Region
  • Rugby NZ 2011 Ltd - Central Region

Watch our video entry to the HRINZ Awards, you will need a password to the BEL Group website to do this.

BEL Group Entry to HRINZ Awards


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