SHRM-Atlanta is thrilled to join the Atlanta Business Chronicle in announcing the 3rd Annual HR Excellence Awards! We will honor HR professionals and teams who have achieved new heights through talent management, employee engagement, technological advances and leading through transformational change.

Nominations Window: Friday, January 29, 2021 – Friday, March 19, 2021

We’re looking for accomplished HR professionals and teams who achieved new heights for their company/organization in employee engagement and productivity through innovative strategies, exemplary dedication and outstanding performance.

These awards will be judged by a panel from Atlanta Business Chronicle’s editoral team and leaders of SHRM-Atlanta. Winners will be honored at a virtual awards ceremony on June 10, 2021, profiled in a special section of Atlanta Business Chronicle and highlighted on SHRM-Atlanta’s website and at its June Chapter Meeting.

All nominees must be employed in a human resources function in metro Atlanta.

Nominations should include as much detail as possible about a nominee’s specific, tangible business accomplishments and how they impacted the company’s growth and/or productivity.

Judges will look for evidence of innovation and returns on investment.

Nominations open January 29, 2021 and close on March 19, 2021.

Self-nominations are welcome.

Here are the 2021 HR Excellence Awards categories and criteria:

  • Chief Human Resources Officer of the Year
  • Most People-Focused CEO
  • Leading Transformational Change/Culture
  • Best Learning & Development and Talent Management Strategy
  • Most Effective Recruitment Strategy
  • Best Total Rewards Strategy
  • Most Innovative Use of Technology
  • Rising HR Star (age 35 and under)

Click here to submit your nomination!