BR Awards 2019 | Submit your nominations for the Best Employer category!

Newsroom 13/02/2019 | 11:57

The 14th edition of Business Review Awards Gala, BR’s flagship event that recognizes outstanding achievements in the business community, will take place on March 4. We want to highlight the 14 categories in which the independent jury will select the winners for their exceptional performance in 2018.

The Best Employer category was created because now more than ever, organizations are investing in the improvement of their people practices. Gone are the days when HR operated as an external entity – hiring, firing and moderating conflict. The world of HR is constantly evolving, and now the key objective for attracting and retaining top talent into business is the focus on people practices.

Last year’s winner in the Best Employment Initiative category was Mega Image, for their recruitment campaign targeting senior citizens aged over 50. The retailer targeted all segments on the labour market with their recruitment campaigns in 2017, and they had the most significant impact with seniors. The overall number of senior employees aged 50+ increased by 17.7 percent, and at the beginning of 2018 they accounted for for 13 percent of total number of employees at Mega Image.


More details about the categories and the judging criteria can be found here:


How are the nominees judged?

The jury takes into account the following criteria before making a decision:

  • Career opportunities within the company;
  • Personnel turnover;
  • Impact of the company on the local labor market;
  • The importance of the company for the local economy (as sector, number of employees, products/services it offers);
  • Qualitative reviews: employees’ feedback, employer branding efforts, engagement, retention;
  • Worldwide HR trends (such as to focus on people-centric themes, including digitalization, millennials, transparency, diversity and inclusion and wellbeing – subjects that look at increasing employee drive and satisfaction) applied within the Romanian branch/the local company (could be Romanian, not just multinational);
  • Employee conditions;
  • Developing talent throughout all levels of the organization and demonstrating its leadership status in the HR environment.


This year’s jury

Dan Balotescu – Managing Partner | Media Investment

Horațiu Florescu – CEO | Knight Frank Ro

Oana Gheorghiu and Carmen Uscatu – Co-founders | Daruiește Viață

Dragoș Gheban – Managing Partner | Catalyst Solutions

Cristian Nacu – Sr. Country Officer | International Finance Corporation

Florian Nițu – Managing Partner | Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații

Ilinca Păun – CEO | The Entrepreneurship Academy

Șerban Roman – Vice President, Country Director Romania | Enterprise Investors

Dragoș Tuță – Founder & General Manager | The CSR Agency

Franz Weiler – CEO, Uniqa Asigurări | President, Foreign Investors Council


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