HRPA seeking nominations for 2011 HR Summit Awards

10 award categories including professional of the year and rising star

The HR Summit Awards committee is seeking nominations for the third annual HR Summit Awards.

The awards honour the very best in human resources management and have added two new categories for 2011 for a total of 10 awards.

The awards, hosted by the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) and Canadian HR Reporter, are open to all Canadian HR professionals and HR teams who have made outstanding contributions to their organization through innovative HR practices.

The winners will be honoured at a gala event on Feb. 1, 2011 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Past HR Summit Award winners say it was a great honour to have their professional work acknowledged by their peers.

For full HR Summit Award details and nomination information, visit

HR Summit Award categories:

Carswell HR Rising Star Award

An individual, who has obtained the CHRP, has three to five years experience, and whose early success indicates future leadership and achievement potential.

Toronto Star HR Professional of the Year Award

An individual who has made a significant contribution to the profession through exemplary professional practices that have transformed, improved or otherwise advanced the human resources profession.

Workopolis Innovation in Employment Branding Award

An HR Team who set out to transform their organization's employment brand — the image projected or associated with their organization — and achieved success.

Rogers Communications Innovation in Total Rewards Award

An HR Team that has created a performance culture in their organization through the use of innovative reward strategies.

Corporate Social Responsibility Award

An HR Team that has championed corporate social responsibility in their organization and who succeeded in doing so.

TD Insurance Meloche Monnex Corporate Governance and Strategic Leadership Award

An HR Team that has spearheaded a corporate governance renewal in their organization and who succeeded in doing so.

Overall Talent Management Award

An HR Team that has spearheaded the implementation of a talent management initiative in their organization and who succeeded in doing so.

Right Management HR Academic of the Year Award

An individual who has made considerable impact on the profession through teaching, research or program leadership and has exhibited excellence in curriculum design.

Employer Champion of IEP Award (new)

An HR team that has successfully developed and executed an Internationally Educated Professional (IEP) integration strategy that has resulted in its IEP employees working to their full potential and using their skills and diverse perspectives to make considerable impact on the organization's performance.

HR Challenge Award (new)

An HR team or individual that has overcome a tremendous human resources challenge in their organization, while maintaining workplace morale and productivity.

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