It’s time to submit your latest, greatest HR products for 2021 contest

Update, May 25, 2021: The deadline has been extended until June 14 for the 2021 Top Products competition.


Given everything else that the past year has turned upside down, it’s no surprise that HR technology also is changing rapidly,  from acceleration to reinvention and innovation.

Workplace technology has taken off. Diversity, equity and inclusion tools have moved front and center. Recruiting, hiring and interviewing options are mushrooming. Digital employee experience and listening solutions are in the limelight. Mental health and wellbeing tools are critical. L&D has transformed.

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And that’s just the beginning. For HR leaders looking to meet the needs of their post-COVID workforces, HRE and the HR Technology Conference & Exposition® are working again this year to highlight new and innovative solutions through the annual Top HR Products of the Year competition.

Related: The HR tech market is changing. Are you ready?

To be eligible, tools must have been developed within the last year and be generally available by September 2021. Submissions will be judged on the solutions’ innovation in the HR tech space, with particular attention to how the tools are breaking new ground.

Submit your nomination here.

Solution providers can submit their applications through the HR Tech Conference website, along with a non-refundable entry fee of $99. A panel of experts assembled by HRE and conference organizers will select 30-50 leading entries to provide live demonstrations for the judges; from there, they will narrow the submissions to up to 20 winners, which will be designated Top HR Products of the Year for 2021. The solutions will be recognized at and during the 2021 HR Technology Conference.

The deadline for submissions is June 14. Providers that move on to the demonstration phase of the judging process will be notified by June 30.

Related: For inspiration, check out the 2020 Top HR Products of the Year here.


For more information about the HR Technology Conference & Exposition, set for Sept. 28-Oct. 1 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, click here.

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Elizabeth Clarke
Elizabeth Clarke is executive editor of Human Resource Executive. She earned a journalism degree from the University of Florida and then spent more than 25 years as a reporter and editor in South Florida before joining HRE. Elizabeth lives with her family in Palm Beach County. She can be reached at