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Friday, 20 February 2015

HMRC Shortlisted For Awards

Congratulations to HMRC for being shortlisted for two awards at the 2015 Opportunity Now Excellence in Practice Awards:

- for advancing women, and
- for directing diverse talent


The Advancing Women Award
This award is for a particular initiative/intervention which aids the recruitment, retention, development and/or progression of women and can encompass women at all levels – from non-managerial to the board room. For example: a training initiative or career development/leadership programme or a recruitment/progression strategy or initiative.

The Directing Diverse Talent Award
This award is a collaboration between Opportunity Now and the CIPD to acknowledge the significant role that HR has to play in progressing the gender/diversity agenda. It recognises an exceptional HR director, manager or practitioner who has demonstrated a real commitment to inclusive management of talent. It acknowledges a game-changer who has shown a passion and dedication to developing women/diverse talent.

The ceremony will be held at the Park Lane Hilton on the evening of 21 April.

Tables for ten people are a mere £3K plus VAT.

By happenstance two other organisations that HMRC will be rubbing shoulders with on that evening are:

-HSBC (in the news recently)
-PwC (advisors on tax avoidance schemes and donors to the Labour party)

Plenty to talk about there then!

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  1. Advancing Women Award-have they not seen the damage Homer has done?

  2. A backslapping sham - these institutions really do have no shame

  3. The culture of reverse discrimination and 'wimmin' has been polluting the swivel service for decades. They were the first to really master the self-agrandising of the PA self assessing system and that is shown by the sheer volume of incompetent female managers.
    There are some exceptional female managers in there, but most of the better ones have left unfortunately.
    Add the common purpose enclaves and the evangelical zeal of the Pacesetter sheeple and thats the reality of life in HMRC these days.

  4. The ceremony will be held at the Park Lane Hilton on the evening of 21 April.
    Its a date and venue that any and all people who have 'issues' with the service they get from HMRC can turn up to and make their feeling known.... time to put our words into actions...... see you there......mobilise or lose a great opportunity to publicise the disgrace that is the HMRC

  5. I wouldn't mind betting that some disruption will occur...

    “This year’s finalists have been chosen for their commitment to transforming workplace culture, which lifted them above the rest,” WTF? HMRC, who do they think they are kidding?

    Mind you, a swift scan of the members includes not only HMRC, but:
    yes, you guessed it...;
    Home Retail Group
    Morgan Stanley
    Carillion PLC
    Carphone Warehouse
    Financial Conduct Authority
    Goldman Sachs InternationalJ P Morgan
    Pinsent Masons LLP
    The Law Society

    Blimey, what a tangled web we weave, who's in the Common Purpose club as well then?

  6. All the government departments listed above deserve the full wrath of our protestations, the others should be ashamed of themselves, but have been allowed, even encouraged by the HMRC to minimise their tax liabilities.
    You will never get all the sheep to do as required if your sheep dog is not up to the job and nips at the heels of the many while ignoring the unruly few!

  7. we're missing the point here, the HMRC has the cheek to take part in such trinket giving when their empire has crumbled around their feet. The awards they should actually be aiming for are:
    Most improved department
    Best IT system
    Best customer service
    Best staff morale / retention
    Least corrupt
    Most consistent at applying the rules
    Most helpful staff
    Best management
    I could go on, but you get the point.

  8. Excellent at 03.28. Always found the dozens of awards HMRC "win" are meaningless and just seem to be nothing more than backslapping from withon a mutual appreciation club.

    Make the awards meaningful, but I cannot see HMRC able to win any of those great proposals.