Household Names Among Shortlisted Innovators in Pay and Benefits

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British Gas, Volvo, Pret a Manger and HMV among the shortlisted candidates for the inaugural Pay & Benefits Awards 2012

LexisNexis UK (http://www.lexisnexis.co.uk), a leading provider of content and technology solutions, today announced the finalists of the inaugural Pay & Benefits Awards 2012. Judges have carefully selected companies and individuals who have achieved high standards and innovation in pay and benefits provision.

Payroll and HR industry specialists and providers, such as Albany Software, Cascade HR, NorthgateArinso and Ceridian, are also on the shortlist for the awards, which will take place at the prestigious 8 Northumberland, London, on Thursday, 9 February 2012.

“The shortlist shows there is a genuine commitment across a range of sectors to design and develop new and worthwhile pay and benefits packages for employees,” said Pay & Benefits editor Kavitha Sivasubramaniam. “The days of simple take home pay packets are gone. Some of the innovative approaches we have seen in the award entries illustrate that, in a time of economic challenge, businesses and pay and benefits providers come up with new ways of rewarding staff and ensuring pay processes are improved.”

Sivasubramaniam continued: “It is encouraging to see that not only are the big, household names placing high value on their payroll and human resources teams, but the less well-known companies are also investing time and development in this area.”

The shortlisted candidates fall into eight of 11 categories covering individual and team achievements in the industry. The winners of Professional of the Year, Career Accomplishment Award for reward and benefits professionals and the Strathearn Award for Lifetime Achievement in payroll will be announced on the night.

“The entries were of an impeccably high standard, and deciding on the shortlisted candidates was very difficult for the judges, who kindly gave up their time to help us with our inaugural event,” Sivasubramaniam added.
The shortlisted candidates include:

Project of the Year
Cisco
HMV UK
Legal & General
Pret A Manger
University of Lincoln

Team of the Year
Barbon Insurance Group
City & Guilds
GHG/BMI
Steria
University of Lincoln

Product of the Year
activpayroll – activ8
Equiniti ICS – auto-enrolment solution
Helm Godfrey – iChoose
LogBuy – myLogBuy.com
Payroll Giving in Action – Giving Online & GO Mobile

Software Provider of the Year
Advanced Business Solutions
Albany Software
Cascade HR
Cintra HR & Payroll Services
Safe Computing

Outsourcing Provider of the Year
Ceridian
NorthgateArinso
Secondsight

Most Effective Reward Programme
British Gas
Cisco
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe
The Institution of Civil Engineers
Volvo

Most Effective Payroll Giving Scheme
Close Brothers
Inventive Leisure
px limited
The Entertainer
Whitbread

Newcomer of the Year
Hannah Brooke – NCO Europe
Kerry Coates – Plummer Parsons Payroll Bureau
Vitushni Balavarnan – McGraw-Hill

More information on the Pay and Benefits Awards, sponsored by Cascade HR, Payroll Alliance, Premier Benefit Solutions and WEALTH at Work, can be found at http://www.payandbenefitsawards.co.uk
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