Do you know an individual, team or business that has done notable – even inspirational – work in HR this past year? Perhaps they launched a game-changing product, initiated a partnership with positive outcomes, or led successful initiatives in technology, diversity, and/or recruitment. Well, we want to hear the stories — nominations for 2020 are now being accepted!

Did you or your company win last year? Pay it forward by nominating a colleague or partner business.


  • Please note the awards are open to all HR professionals, NOT just Association members
  • There are NO fees to submit a nomination.


Award Categories

Company Awards (recognizing a group/entire team):

  • Thought Leadership (HR Excellence) Award
  • Business Partnership Excellence
  • Recruitment Team of the Year
  • Diversity and Inclusion Excellence
  • HR Team of the Year
  • Best in Class: Candidate Experience/Reputation

Individual Awards

  • Thought Leadership (HR Excellence) Award
  • Leadership Award
  • Executive HR Champion of the Year
  • Innovation in HR
  • Best in Class: HR Technology

Award Categories Explained – Read more


Nomination Schedule and Deadlines


  • Open: January 1, 2020
  • Close: July 17, 2020
  • Awarded: The HRO Today Forum, APAC scheduled for September 15, 2020 in Singapore has been cancelled. However, the Awards will be presented via Livestream Session at a date and time to be announced.——————–


  • Open: January 1, 2020
  • Close: September 18, 2020
  • Awarded: November 2, 2020 at the HRO Today Forum EMEA in Athens —————-—————————————————

North America

  • Open: January 1, 2020
  • Close: September 18, 2020
  • Awarded: November 17, 2020 at the HRO Today Association Conference in Philadelphia


Nomination Forms

Individual nomination –click here
Company nomination – click here

For more information, please contact Wendy Metzgar, Director of Membership Services, at

Congratulations to Our Past Finalists and Winners!