The APS Workplace Excellence Award in Performance Management aims to celebrate excellence in the application of psychology in the areas of performance management by organisations or individuals in the workplace.


  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 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 is recommended for those organisations that demonstrate initiatives that go beyond traditional models of performance management. 

Nomination process

Eligible applicantions must present the following information through the online submission form listed on the Workplace Excellence 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/posititon of the individual submitting the application on behalf of the organisation.
  2. A short profile of up to 50 words about 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 for Performance Management recognises innovation in approaches to performance management.  Applications must show: 

  1. Innovation in design and application
  2. Utilisation of psychological knowledge
  3. Impact on the organisation
  4. Sustainability
  5. Achievement of substantial improvements in performance of participating employees
  6. High engagement of employees with the approach taken

Value of the award

The winning organisation of the APS Workplace Excellence Award in Performance 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.


2016 not awarded
2015 Synchro Marketing Australia

Workplace Excellence Awards