Now entering its 21st year, the Brandon Hall Group HCM Excellence Awards Program is the most prestigious awards program in the industry.  Often times called the “Academy Awards” by Learning, Talent and Business Executives, the program was one of the first of its kind in the learning industry, which was pioneered in 1994.

Who applies?

The awards program attracts entrants from leading corporations around the world, as well as mid-market and smaller firms.  If you reside anywhere within your organization under Human Capital Management, which includes (select any one of the images below to view more details about the program):

You will then find an award category from over one hundred programs that you can enter in. We see applicants that come from program designers, managers, and executives that want to share their winning programs, strategies, technologies, that involves organizational improvement and performance, effective technology implementations, insightful models, and compelling success stories.  Also, solution providers with innovative, cutting-edge technologies, products and services have the opportunity to enter. We are honored to receive applications from organizations around the world ranging from small, medium, large, and global enterprises, to government, not-for-profits, and associations.

Why apply?

The awards recognize the best organizations that have successfully deployed programs, strategies, modalities, processes, systems, and tools that have achieved measurable results.

Winners Receive

  • Recognition at Brandon Hall Group’s Annual Excellence Conference
  • Discounted Excellence Conference Pass Rates
  • One plaque per winning entry
  • A digital logo that you may use in any way you wish
  • A Brandon Hall Group issued press release announcing the winners
  • Live online announcement event and inclusion in promotional mailings
  • Recognition on Brandon Hall Group’s web site
  • Recognition on Brandon Hall Group’s social communities - Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter
  • Entries may be included in Brandon Hall Group’s blogs
  • Feedback and scoring on your entry at the request of the organization
  • Entries may be included in Brandon Hall Group’s publications when appropriate and with approval
  • Opportunities to be highlighted in industry webinars
  • For solution providers that have submitted with client organizations – published case study entries with approval and opportunities for webinar sponsorship to share best practices

Participating Organizations Receive

  • A certificate of participation in PDF format that you may use in any way you wish
  • Feedback and scoring on your entry at the request of the organization
  • Annual networking virtual forums designed only for award participants
  • Discounted Excellence Conference Pass Rates

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Winners of the 2015 HCM Excellence Awards will be honored at our
HCM Excellence Conference 2016 to be held January 27-29, 2016
at the PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.