HR’s Rising Stars nomination deadline extended

Do you work with a promising HR professional who has a demonstrated record of excellence? Or, perhaps, that person is you? If so, you’re invited to submit a nomination for HR’s Rising Stars.

Human Resource Executive® is seeking candidates for its annual competition, which has been extended to March 15. Click here to nominate yourself or a colleague.

Now in its 16th year, the awards recognize up to five HR professionals across a range of industries who are near the top of their organizations’ HR functions and show a promising future as an HR leader. In particular, candidates must either head a major HR discipline or be the second-highest-ranked HR executive at the organization. They should have between four and 10 years of experience in HR or a related field and have been employed at their current organization for at least one year.

Candidates who nominate themselves must also include a letter of recommendation from a supervisor. Nominators can also be the organization’s senior-most HR executive, another senior leader within the company or a representative of a supplier organization (for the latter, the nominator must also submit a signed letter of recommendation from the employer). Nominators will be asked to detail three of the candidate’s accomplishments that had a lasting impact on the company’s HR function.

A panel of judges assembled by HRE will evaluate all nominees, weighing how well they have demonstrated personal initiative, leadership, courage and a results-oriented drive.

Last year’s winners included up-and-coming HR talent from MERGE advertising agency, Noven Pharmaceuticals and SEI Investments. Click here to read their stories of success.

Jen Colletta
Jen Colletta is managing editor at HRE. She earned bachelor's and master's degrees in writing from La Salle University in Philadelphia and spent 10 years as a newspaper reporter and editor before joining HRE. She can be reached at