Hermes Airports was the winner of the HR Excellence award, an annual award presented by the Airport Council International (ACI Europe) to European airports. Hermes received the award yesterday, in the framework of the Annual General Assembly and Conference of the Airports Council International (ACI Europe), hosted by Hermes on 26-27 June, in Limassol.
The HR Excellence award was created to recognise individuals and Human Resources departments, which have demonstrated excellent leadership and human resources management, among ACI Europe’s Regular Members. The objective of this annual award – now in its third year – is to promote innovative examples that will help the airport community better assess and implement the new procedures and skills needed to develop the industry’s workforce. According to the awards’ hosts, this year’s HR Excellence Award went to Hermes Airports, since it demonstrated a comprehensive cultural change, implementing clear KPIs, as well as best practices that have helped it achieve excellent business results and employee engagement.
This is Hermes Airports’ third consecutive ACI Europe HR Excellence award, after Larnaka and Pafos were awarded as ‘Europe’s Most Accessible Airports’ in 2017 and 2018 respectively. In a statement, Eleni Kaloyirou, Chief Executive Officer of Hermes, said that the HR Excellence award serves as a recognition of Hermes’ HR management practices. “This is the third ACI Excellence Award that we have won, and now our goal is to pursue even greater distinctions”, she added.
On her part, Senior HR Manager of Hermes Airports, Natasa Iacovides, said that the ACI Europe HR Excellence award, highlights Hermes’ confidence in its employees, confirming the importance placed on the staff through the introduction of innovative practices. She also pointed out that earlier this year, the company won the Platinum Investors in People award.