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HR Individual Categories

These categories recognize the achievements of individual professionals since the beginning of 2015.

Information to be submitted online for entries in these categories in the 2016 competition include:
a.  An essay of up to 625 words describing the nominated individual's achievement since the beginning of 2015.  Focus on achievements since that date.  Make reference, where appropriate, to supporting materials attached to your entry that support your claims.

b.  Summarize in up to 10 bullet points (up to 150 words) the chief accomplishments of the nominated individual since the beginning of 2015.

c.  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.

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.

C05     Human Resources Executive of the Year  
Recognizing the achievements of HR executives at the VP level or higher.

C06     Benefits or Payroll Professional of the Year         
Recognizing the achievements of individual professionals in benefits or payroll administration.

C07     Compliance & Safety Professional of the Year     
Recognizing the achievements of individual professionals in the design and delivery of compliance and workplace safety programs.

C08     Employee Relations Professional of the Year       
Recognizing the achievements of individual employee relations professionals.

C09     Human Resources IT Professional of the Year     
Recognizing the achievements of individual professionals in HR systems development, installation, and maintenance.

C10     Human Resources Professional of the Year          
Recognizing the achievements of non-executive HR professionals.

C11     Internal Communications Professional of the Year         
Recognizing the achievements of individuals who specialize in internal communications.

C12     Learning or Training Professional of the Year    
Recognizing the achievements of individual professionals in training or corporate learning.

C13     Onboarding Professional of the Year        
Recognizing the achievements of individual professionals who work in new employee orientation and assimilation.

C14     Recruiting or Talent Acquisition Professional of the Year         
Recognizing the achievements of individual recruiters.

C15     Technical Recruiting Professional of the Year     
Recognizing the achievements of individual technical recruiters.

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