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HR Individual Categories

These categories recognize the achievements of individual professionals since the beginning of 2020.

Information to be submitted online for entries in these categories in the 2021 competition include:

1  Written answers to the following questions, describing the nominated individual's achievements since January 1 2020, OR a video of up to five (5) minutes in length that answers all of the same questions:

a. Briefly describe the nominated individual: history and past performance (up to 200 words).  Required
b. Outline the nominee's achievements since the beginning of 2020 that you wish to bring to the judges' attention (up to 250 words).  Required
c. Explain why the achievements you have highlighted are unique or significant.  If possible compare the achievements to the performance of other players in your industry and/or to the nominee's past performance (up to 250 words).  Required
d. Reference any attachments of supporting materials throughout this nomination and how they provide evidence of the claims you have made in this nomination (up to 250 words).  Optional

2  Optional (but highly recommended), add to your entry up to 10 webpage links and up to 10 document uploads to support your case to the judges.  These might be press articles, press releases, videos, work samples, internal or external reviews, or employee feedback, for example. 

C01     People-Focused CEO of the Year   
Recognizing the top organizational executives who best demonstrate a commitment to making their organizations great employers.

C02     Chief Human Resources Officer of the Year        
Recognizing the achievements of organizations' top human resources executives.

C03     Chief Happiness Officer of the Year          
Recognizing the achievements of executives who focus on the happiness and wellbeing of organizations' employees. There is no entry fee for this category.

C04     Chief Learning Officer of the Year
Recognizing the achievements of executives who focus on the training and skills- and knowledge-advancement of organizations' employees. There is no entry fee for this category.

C05     Human Resources Executive of the Year  
Recognizing the achievements of HR executives at the VP level or higher. There is no entry fee for this category.

C06     Benefits or Payroll Professional of the Year         
Recognizing the achievements of individual professionals in benefits or payroll administration. There is no entry fee for this category.

C07     Compliance & Safety Professional of the Year     
Recognizing the achievements of individual professionals in the design and delivery of compliance and workplace safety programs. There is no entry fee for this category.

C08     Employee Relations Professional of the Year       
Recognizing the achievements of individual employee relations professionals. There is no entry fee for this category.

C09     Human Resources IT Professional of the Year     
Recognizing the achievements of individual professionals in HR systems development, installation, and maintenance. There is no entry fee for this category.

C10     Human Resources Professional of the Year          
Recognizing the achievements of non-executive HR professionals. There is no entry fee for this category.

C11     Internal Communications Professional of the Year         
Recognizing the achievements of individuals who specialize in internal communications. There is no entry fee for this category.

C12     Learning or Training Professional of the Year    
Recognizing the achievements of individual professionals in training or corporate learning. There is no entry fee for this category.

C13     Onboarding Professional of the Year        
Recognizing the achievements of individual professionals who work in new employee orientation and assimilation. There is no entry fee for this category.

C14     Recruiting or Talent Acquisition Professional of the Year         
Recognizing the achievements of individual recruiters. There is no entry fee for this category.

C15      Rising HR Star of the Year
Recognizing the achievements of human resources professionals under the age of 30. There is no entry fee for this category.

C16     Technical Recruiting Professional of the Year     
Recognizing the achievements of individual technical recruiters. There is no entry fee for this category.

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