Blagica Petrovac Šikić – The HR Manager of the Year
The posao.hr portal organized the 6th Regional HR Summit and for the fifth consecutive year chose the best HR manager in Croatia. Blagica Petrovac Šikić, Senior Director of Human Resources at PLIVA CROATIA, received the Prometej Award as the HR manager of the year.
When receiving the award, Blagica Petrovac Šikić thanked the jury, other HR professionals and especially her colleagues from PLIVA without whom this award would not have been possible. "PLIVA - is its people" is the slogan which indicates that the company's strength lies in the diversity, expertise and commitment of its employees and that they can be attributed credit for PLIVA's success over the last ninety year. PLIVA's investments in the development of each and every one of its employees is its strategic orientation and the company will continue to invest in them, paying special attention to young employees to help them adjust best to working environment, and to top performers. A number of activities will remain related to the improvement of the quality of life of our employees in order to ensure continuous progress, and in a healthy and pleasant working environment", emphasized B. Petrovac Šikić at the official presentation of the Prometej Award. This year's nominees were HR managers Zdravka Demeter Bubalo from INA and Mojca Domiter from the Atlantic Group.
The topic of this sixth consecutive HR summit organized in partnership with the largest European HR association, i.e. the European Association for People Management (EAPM), was "Organisational (Un)Justice: The Role of HR". The summit brought together about 120 Croatian and foreign HR professionals.
"Organisational justice is always a current topic, especially nowadays, at the time of crisis. An experience of justice is closely related to work motivation, performance, job satisfaction, loyalty and trust in the company itself. We are glad that this year's summit again managed to bring together a considerable number of HR professionals and thus once again proved a high level of the HR profession in Croatia. We are proud that our regional summit has been recognized by the European Association for People Management which is yet another proof that HR experts in Croatia invest continuous efforts in the promotion and development of human resources", said Saša Jurković, Manager of the posao.hr portal at the official opening of the conference.
Ana Bačić from PLIVA, Sanja Juršević from Riviera Adria and Tena Tomaš from Abbot Laboratories received the recognition in the category of "Junior HR Professionals", presented to junior HR professionals starting their careers in HR.