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Awards and Recognition


HR Executive of the Year

The HR Executive of the Year and HR Honor Roll awards recognize leaders who have made outstanding contributions to their organizations and who exemplify the increasingly strategic role in HR in business today.


HR’s Elite

A list of the highest-paid HR executives listed in Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Equilar, based in Redwood City, Calif., compiles the HR’s Elite list.


Most Admired for HR

A chart that indicates the rank order and scores of the 50 companies determined to be most admired in the following four categories of HR-related attributes: People Management, Innovation, Product/Service Quality and Management Quality. Hay Group uses Fortune‘s “Most Admired Companies” database to perform the analysis.


The Top 100

A listing of corporate employers—based on number of employees—that includes the HR leader, type of business and number of employees.


Top HR Products/Awesome New Technologies

Awards that recognize the HR and training products believed to represent the very best of what vendors introduced to the market during the past 12 months.


HR’s Rising Stars

HR professionals near the top of their organization’s human resource function who have demonstrated leadership, the ability to successfully launch significant HR initiatives and programs, and the ability to tackle major HR-related challenges.


Most Powerful Employment Attorneys

An exclusive list of the nation’s most powerful employment attorneys, prepared for Human Resource Executive® by Lawdragon, a Los Angeles-based networking site for lawyers and clients.