UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, has named global event organiser Easyfairs as the winner of the 2023 UFI HR Award.
The Award honours the most successful, creative and innovative HR initiatives in the exhibition industry. The topic for the 2023 Award was ‘Innovative retention and recruitment strategies’, and judges said Easyfairs was chosen for its project that highlighted the many initiatives undertaken to conquer the labour market, enhance employee experience and thrive in the war for talent.
“With the 2023 UFI HR Award we distinguish the best strategies for innovative retention and recruiting within the industry,” said Robert T. Heinemann, managing partner/CEO at Heinemann Management Consulting and chair of the HR Management Working Group.
The jury short-listed three finalists who presented their solutions live at UFI’s recent European Conference in Maastricht, with Easyfairs emerging as the winner. Emerald US was RX USA were both acknowledged for best practices in People & Culture and for workforce management respectively.
“We are thrilled and honoured to receive the 2023 UFI HR Award, which acknowledges Easyfairs’ capacity to innovate, adapt, and transform our HR and leadership practices. This prestigious accolade is especially welcome in the post-Covid era. Our industry, perhaps more than any other, has had to exert even greater effort and display even greater creativity to keep attracting and retaining talents as they demand greater purpose, trust, empowerment, and growth in their careers. We’d like to thank the jury for recognising our determination to be an employer of choice,” said Yasmine Couderc, group head of talent at Easyfairs.
The winner and finalist entries are available for download on the UFI website: The 2023 UFI HR Award.