CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, has announced that entries are now open for the Wales HR awards, as the event returns for 2021.

The virtual awards will take place on Thursday November 25.

Head of CIPD Wales Lesley Richards said: “Out of an incredibly challenging year have come some huge successes for the people profession. We’ve rapidly evolved to respond to changing legislation and regulations, adapted to and embedded new ways of working, and gone above and beyond in order to protect staff both at home and in the workplace.

“Now more than ever it is crucial to recognise the individuals and teams that supported our organisations throughout these tough times, ensuring we are in the best place to ultimately ‘build back better’.”

Organisations can enter any number of the 10 categories, two of which specifically recognise individuals within the people profession.

This year’s CIPD Wales Awards categories include: Best Apprenticeship Scheme; Best Flexible/Remote Working Initiative; Best Diversity and Inclusion Initiative; Best Health and Wellbeing Initiative; Best Use of External Support (Consultancies/Suppliers); Best Learning and Development/Organisation Development Initiative; Best In-House Team; Best Resourcing and Talent Management Initiative; Rising Star of the People Profession; and Outstanding Contribution in the Field of People Development in Wales.

For more information go to Entries close on Sunday September 19.