Wednesday October 1, 2014
Last night, people engagement specialists, Purple Cubed, were awarded one of the most prestigious awards in the HR profession – the highly coveted title of UK HR Consultancy of the Year at the CIPD People Management awards 2014.
Delivered in partnership with People Management magazine, this award recognises the role consultants play in helping organisations deliver business impact through people.
The judges particularly praised Purple Cubed for helping De Vere Hotels and Village Urban Resorts create and embed a vibrant employer brand. Within this they designed and implemented an innovative online talent and communications platform, Talent Toolbox™. The 18 month project allowed the business to identify and retain 89 per cent of top performers who were at risk of leaving the organisation amongst other clear and sustainable bottom line benefits.
Jo Harley, Lead Director at Purple Cubed comments: “We are absolutely thrilled to have been named the CIPD’s HR Consultancy of the Year for our work with De Vere Hotels and Village Urban Resorts. A project which saw significant results including a £3m increase in EBITDA, £400k in recruitment savings and more than halving labour turnover. As people became more engaged, ideas were generated from all levels of the organisation. One of these alone saved the organisation £500k pa.
“We do things differently at Purple Cubed and are not a ‘typical’ HR consultancy. It’s therefore an honour to receive this accolade and be recognised as a business which achieves real outcomes through strong and simple HR strategies combined with cutting-edge technology.”
It was also a successful night for several of Purple Cubed’s clients with Bourne Leisure, De Vere Hotels and Village Urban Resorts and Dorchester Collection taking home awards for HR Team of the Year (250+ employees), Best Recruitment and Talent Management Initiative and Highly Commended for Best Employee Engagement Initiative respectively.