The Stevie® Awards, organizer of the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, announced today that the final entry deadline for the fifth annual competition has been extended to Wednesday, August 5. The Stevie Awards for Great Employers honors the world’s best companies to work for and the HR teams and professionals, HR achievements, new products and services and suppliers that help to create and drive great workplaces.
“We’ve received so many requests for individual deadline extensions that we’ve decided to extend the deadline for everyone,” said Stevie Awards president Maggie Gallagher. The original final deadline was July 22. Gallagher emphasizes that no additional late fees will be charged for entries submitted through August 5, and late entries will not be penalized in the judging process. All organizations now have three more weeks to prepare and submit their entries.
All individuals and organizations worldwide—public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small—may submit nominations to the Stevie Awards for Great Employers. The 2020 awards will honor achievements since the beginning of 2019. Entry details are available at www.StevieAwards.com/HR.
There are many new categories in 2020 for HR achievements including Achievement in Accessibility, Achievement in Leadership Development, Best Employee Value Proposition (EVP), Best Team Development Program, Best Use of Mobile Learning, and Most Innovative Learning and Development Program. Of the 16 HR Individual categories, 14 do not require an entry fee.
Several COVID-19 Response categories were recently added to the competition to recognize the positive ways that employers and HR professionals have responded to the pandemic. These categories have no entry fee.
Winners in the 31 industry-specific Employer of the Year categories will be determined by a unique blend of public votes and professional ratings. Public voting will take place from July 23–August 10.
The Stevie Awards for Great Employers will recognize achievement in many facets of the workplace. Categories include:
- Employer of the Year
- HR Achievements
- HR Individual Awards
- HR Team Categories
- Solution Provider Awards
- More than 50 New Product & Service Categories
- COVID-19 response
More than 100 professionals worldwide, working on several juries, will determine the Stevie Award winners. Winners in the 2020 Stevie Awards for Great Employers will be honored at virtual awards ceremony on November 4.