This year has tested HR like no other. The profession has had to be quick-thinking yet mindful, ruthless yet sympathetic, and organized yet malleable. But among the chaos has been plenty of valuable lessons, and despite the challenges, there is lots to celebrate. There was no way that the HR team would let the hard work, determination, and passion of the people profession in 2020 go unnoticed. That’s why we have switched this year’s HR Excellence Awards to become a virtual event, to ensure it remains compatible with the evolving government restrictions.  The event will now take place virtually but will still be filled with incredible entrants, inspiring people, and a few surprises thrown in.

(27A) Includes all human resources functions

(27B) Human Resources Department of the Year

(27C) Enter this category if you wish to recognize the recent achievements of everyone who works in HR functions in your organization, regardless of function, location, seniority, or position.

(27D) Human Resources Team of the Year Enter

(27E) This category if you wish to recognize some subset of your entire HR organization, such as a specific benefits management, recruiting, orientation, or training team, for example. The team may be multidisciplinary, may stretch across multiple organizations (your own organization, client organizations, and agency or vendor organizations, for example). Maybe a permanent team or a temporary team assembled only for a specific task or assignment.

(27F) Human Resources Executive of the Year Enter this category to recognize individual HR executives’ achievements.