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Magnox tops national HR awards

12 December 2012

Magnox HR Award

Magnox has scooped a top national award for its approach to staff management.

The Site Licence Company, which manages 10 nuclear power station sites on behalf of the NDA, was named overall winner at the prestigious Personnel Today ceremony in London after already winning the Talent Management category.

Around 850 Human Resrouces professionals from some of the UK's top employers were entertained by comedian and host Hugh Dennis at the event. In all, there were 19 categories, plus an overall award for the very best.

Among the winners in other categories were furniture retailer IKEA, Mercedes-Benz, Royal Mail and the Metropolitan Police.

The entry detailed the Magnox response to meeting the need for increased project management resources to staff four strategic decommissioning programmes, while working in a cost-reduction environment. The challenge was to make the very best of the resources already available, address challenges and collaborate across the industry to do so.

Magnox's HR programme resulted in over 50 employees being reskilled to key areas and strategic projects being resourced with 700 people. Examples of collaboration across the industry include six 'resource-sharing' protocols with other organisations and the NDA-led Nucleargraduates scheme.

Judges praised Magnox for creating an imaginative programme to address skills challenges, including relying on specialist capabilities in remote locations.

In particular, the judges pointed to how the company had developed partnership arrangements with its competitors and public-sector support bodies, as well as the way it had engaged with trade unions.

The Personnel Today Awards recognise and reward achievement and success in all sectors of human resources by both teams and individuals.