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.

Human Resource Executive® invites you to help us recognize excellence in the next generation of HR leaders with our 16th annual Rising Stars awards. Nominees must be up-and-coming stars in the profession who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership skills and an ability to tackle difficult business challenges while enhancing the role of the HR function. Candidates must be leading–but not senior-most–HR executives at their organizations or the heads of major HR disciplines.


2021: Meet HR’s Rising Stars
2020: Rising to the Challenge
2019: Innovating for the Future
2018: Agents of Change
2017: The Fixers
2016: Ever Upward
2015: Shining Examples