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Stevie Awards for Great Employers Announce Finalists in 2016 Competition

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Aug 18, 2016 @ 08:00 AM

Finalists in the 2016 Stevie® Awards for Great Employers, an international competition, were announced today. The awards recognize the world’s best employers and the human resources professionals, teams, achievements and HR-related products and suppliers who help to create and drive great places to work.    

SAGE_Logo_C_RKMedium.gifA diverse group of organizations and individuals around the world are among those recognized. The leader among finalists is the Dubai Statistics Center. The Emirati government organization is recognized in five categories, including Employer of the Year.  

Turk Telekom (Turkey) and Under Armour (USA) are finalists in four categories. Organizations with three finalists each include BMC Software (USA), Ceridian (USA), Karrikins Group Pty Ltd. (Australia), Kuzey Academy (Turkey), New American Funding (USA), Roth Staffing Companies (USA), RWE Group Business Services GmbH (Germany) and T-Mobile, worldwide.

For a full list of finalists by category, visit www.StevieAwards.com/HR.   

All finalists will ultimately be named Gold, Silver or Bronze Stevie Award winners. The placements will be announced during a gala banquet on Friday, September 30 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Tickets are now on sale. The presentations will be broadcast live via Livestream.

More than 250 nominations from organizations around the world were evaluated in this year’s competition. Winners were determined by the average scores of more than 50 professionals worldwide, acting as judges. The Stevie Awards for Great Employers 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

Stevie Award winners in the 34 Employer of the Year categories were determined by a unique blending of the ratings of professionals and the votes of the general public. More than 44,000 votes were cast by members of the public for their favorite employer.

The awards are presented by the Stevie Awards, which organizes several of the world’s leading business awards shows including the prestigious International Business Awards and American Business Awards.

Tags: hr awards, human resource awards, human resource award, great employers, best employers

Nominate Your HR All-Stars

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Tue, May 24, 2016 @ 03:31 PM

The Stevie® Awards is accepting entries for the first annual Stevie Awards for Great Employers, which will honor 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.

The final entry deadline is June 8, but late entries will be accepted through July 20 with payment of a late fee. Entry details are available at www.StevieAwards.com/HR

Startup_Business_Team-1.jpgOther Stevie Awards programs such as The American Business Awards and The International Business Awards offer one human resource individual category, but the Stevie Awards for Great Employers now offers 15 categories for HR professionals.

Today we will highlight the HR Individual categories in the Stevie Awards for Great Employers.

REVIEW THE ENTRY KIT HERE.

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.

Tags: hr awards, human resources awards, human resource awards, ceo of the year

The Stevie Awards for Great Employers Issues Call for Entries

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Wed, Apr 13, 2016 @ 10:02 AM

Today the Stevie® Awards begins accepting entries for the first annual Stevie Awards for Great Employers, which will honor 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.

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 early-bird entry deadline, with reduced entry fees, is May 4. The final entry deadline is June 8, but late entries will be accepted through July 20 with payment of a late fee. Entry details are available at www.StevieAwards.com/HR.

REQUEST THE ENTRY KIT HERE.

SAGE_Logo_C_SmallRK.gifThe Great Employers program is the seventh Stevie Awards program.  Others include the prestigious American Business Awards, International Business Awards, and Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

An international judging panel of close to 100 executives will determine the Stevie Award winners. Finalists will be announced on August 17. Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners will be announced at a gala event in New York City on September 30.

The Stevie Awards for Great Employers will recognize achievement in many facets of the workplace. Categories include:

  • Employer of the Year in more than 34 industry groups, to be determined by a custom blending of peer ratings and public votes
  • HR Achievements, such as Achievements in Compensation Design & Administration and Achievement in HR Technology
  • HR Individual Awards, such as Chief Human Resources Officer of the Year and Employee Relations Professional of the Year
  • HR Team Categories, such as Learning/Training Team of the Year and Recruiting or Talent Acquisition Team of the Year
  • Solution Provider Awards, such as HR Technology Solution Provider of the Year and Total Rewards Solution Provider of the Year
  • More than 50 New Product & Service Categories, recognizing the year’s best HR-related software solutions, training programs and media, and curated training platforms

”Every organization recognizes that in order to attract and retain the best and brightest talent, it must be recognized as a great place to work.  This new Stevie Awards program will recognize those organizations, teams, professionals, and products that are exemplars of the world’s best workplaces,” said Stevie Awards president Michael Gallagher.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.

Tags: hr awards, human resource awards, Human Resources Team of the Year, best hr, best consultants, best onboarding, best employers, recruiting awards

American Business Awards 2016: HR Awards Judging Committee

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Mar 31, 2016 @ 04:06 PM

Today's American Business Awards judging chair and committee spotlight is for the HR Awards committee. This team of 8 will determine who takes home Stevie Awards in the three Human Resources Awards categories.

Speaking of human resources, have you heard about the Stevie Awards for Great Employers yet? Check it out here. More details to come soon.

If you are interested in submitting your HR team, department, or executive in The American Business Awards, you still have time. The final deadline has been extended to April 19.

REVIEW THE ENTRY KIT HERE.

HR Awards Chair:

16-ABA-HR-Chair-1.gifNarasimhan Srinivasan, Vice President & Head of Human Resources
Tata Consultancy Services, Edison, New Jersey, USA

Narasimhan Srinivasan (Narsi) is the Vice President and Head of Human Resources for Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) in North America. He has been with TCS for the last 22 years. Narsi’s career spans 27 years, and during that time, he has played multiple roles in Delivery, Business Development and Human Resources areas in the IT Industry. He has been working in Human Resources for the last 9 years. His key roles at TCS include Global Head of Learning and Development, Head of Organizational Effectiveness, HR Director– APAC, Regional Manager–Bristol, UK, and Client Partner for Standard Chartered Bank, Target, AXA, and Nedcor Relationships.

Narsi graduated from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India, with a Master of
Science (Hons.) Chemistry, and a Master of Science (Technology) Computer Science in 1985. Narsi is very much interested in sports and plays cricket and golf.

Committee:

John Christian, Director, Human Resources
Tata Chemicals North America Inc., Rockaway, New Jersey, USA

Minerva GarciaMinerva Garcia, Vice President of Human Resources
Accordant Media, New York, New York, USA
Minerva M.Garcia is the Vice President of Human Resources at Accordant Media. She is responsible for all human resource functions for Accordant Media. Her areas of responsibility include recruitment and staffing, benefits, leadership development, performance management, training, and employee relations.

Meghan Hill Meghan Hill, Director of Human Resources
Builder Homesite, Austin, Texas, USA
Progressive and dynamic Human Resources Leader with 16 years of experience.

Robert Klein Robert Klein, President
Robert Klein and Associates & DeSales University's MBA Program, Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA
Bob is an adjunct professor at the DeSales University's MBA School. He has served as an adjunct professor at Philadelphia University, California State University and UCLA. He has also served as Director of Global Training for Pfizer and Director of National Training for Nabisco. He earned an MBA from California State University. At Pfizer, he trained more than 5,000 executives in 40 different countries in a dozen different languages.

Rodney Morris Rodney Morris, Senior Vice President
The Elliot Group, San Francisco, California, USA
Executive leader with extensive expertise in the vision, design, and implementation of human capital strategy from emerging concepts to high-growth corporations and from quick service restaurants to polished casual dining working across the private, private equity, and public company domains.

Kirk Musselman Kirk Musselman, Director, Human Resources
Cars.com, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Kirk provides HR leadership and services that help fuel the continued growth of one of the Internet's premier, original digital media companies.

Tracy Tran Tracy Tran, Sourcer and Social Media Specialist
The HR SOURCE, Fairfax, Virginia, USA
Tracy has been in the recruiting/HR field for twelve years. Tracy currently works for The HR Source.

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