The APS Workplace Excellence Award in Talent Management aims to celebrate excellence in the application of psychology to improve organisational outcomes through sufficient planning, acquisition and management of human capital.


  1. The APS College of Organisational Psychologists is responsible for administering the Award.
  2. The National Committee for the APS College of Organisational Psychologists will appoint a selection committee of at least three (3) members of the APS College of Organisational Psychologists to be responsible for selecting an appropriate Award winner.
    1. The Selection Committee will be comprised of at least two Members of the APS College of Organisational Psychologists (one of whom will lead the Selection Committee) and may include a relevant Award topic-expert.
  3. The Award will be presented annually at an APS event


Eligible candidates for the Award can be Commercial, Not-for-Profit, non-Government or Government-funded organisations, who operate a business in Australia.

This Award for Talent Management recognises the design, development and implementation of approaches aimed at successfully attracting, selecting, developing and retaining top talent in organisations to create significant shifts in individual, team and organisational performance and outcomes. It is expected that examples of excellence will demonstrate how psychology is being applied beyond the typical approaches of human resources to drive innovative and improved organisational outcomes.

Nomination process

Eligible applications must present the following information through the online submission form listed on the APS Awards website by the due date:

  1. Summary of up to 150 words describing the program or intervention and its outcomes.
  2. A Report of up to 2,000 words detailing:
    • The issue
    • The intervention
    • The outcome of the intervention in terms of the issue
    • How the key outcomes contributed value to the organisation

The Report should address the Award criteria. It may contain up to three links to video or web references. It should be saved in PDF.

  1. Contact details and the role/position of the individual submitting the application on behalf of the organisation.
  2. A short profile of up to 50 words about the the organisation.
  3. A signed statement of approval by a duly authorised representative of the organisation for the submission of the Award application.


Selection criteria

The Award in Talent Management recognises innovation in approaches to talent management.  Applications must show: 

  1. Innovation in design and application
  2. Utilisation of psychological knowledge
  3. Impact on the organisation
  4. Sustainability
  5. Innovative strategies employed to systematically manage the employee lifecycle, using contemporary approaches to attract, select, recruit, develop, inspire, motivate and retain
  6. Demonstrated benefit of utilising psychometrics and other psychological tools and resources to assess and develop employees

Value of the award

The winning organisation of the APS Workplace Excellence Award in Talent Management will receive:

  1. A certificate identifying the winner of the Award
  2. Public recognition at an Awards ceremony
  3. An invitation to attend the Awards ceremony function/event
  4. Listing of the APS website and the College of Organisational Psychologists webpage
  5. Other promotional activities as determined by the APS College of Organisational Psychologists in consultation with the APS Board/National Office

Closing date

An announcement of the opening of the Awards will be through APS email systems and the APS website. The nomination closing date will be approximately eight (8) weeks prior to the date of the Awards presentation


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