Published Date: 10/27/2014
By Persis Swift
We are now accepting nominations for CAI’s 2015 Ovation Awards for HR Excellence. The HR awards recognize North Carolina employers that have successfully initiated an HR or people practice that positively affected their business.
This year we have created three categories for you to submit a nomination. Unlike previous years, we will select the two best initiatives for each category regardless of size, selecting six winners in total. You are welcome to submit multiple nominations to any or all categories. The three categories are:
1. Addressing the Skills Gap
Nomination topics can include: efforts in apprenticeship programs, professional development activities, training opportunities, succession planning, etc.
2. Driving HR Efficiency
Nomination topics can include: efforts in outsourcing work, implementing HR technology, flexible work schedules, strengthening processes, etc.
3. Leveraging Changing Workplace Demographics
Nomination topics can include: efforts in mentor programs, working with different generations, maternity and paternity planning, diversity training, recruiting veterans, etc.
Please submit a nomination that successfully tackled one of the topics above and helped your company reach business goals.
Submitting a nomination is quick, easy and free! Recognition and publicity, an enhanced employer brand, and free registration to CAI’s 2015 HR Management Conference are a few of the benefits you’ll earn when your company wins one of the awards. Plus it’s a way for you to give back to the HR community and to have a broader impact on workplaces in NC.
Here are the questions you will need to answer when entering your submission:
- The appropriate nomination category
- Describe the problem or opportunity that your initiative addressed
- Describe your solution
- Describe how your solution positively impacted business results
Please submit nominations via email to Doug Blizzard at Doug.Blizzard@capital.org. Please contact Doug with any questions regarding the awards.
The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Winners will receive their awards and must be present at the 2015 HR Management Conference on March 5, 2015. Winners will also have the opportunity to share the process and results of their initiatives and participate in an Ovation Award panel at the conference. Past winners of the HR awards include: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC, AICPA, Tanger Outlets, Farragut, Eye Care Associates and more! Good luck!