Brandon Hall Group’s Organizational Excellence Program recognizes world-class HCM programs that transform their organization and achieve breakthrough results.

This designation is the next step beyond the HCM Excellence Awards, which focus on a single program. This certification looks at the department as a whole. HCM Excellence and HCM Technology Award-winning companies and government organizations are eligible for certification in the same practice area as their award. Brandon Hall Group certifies Learning & Development, Leadership Development, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Talent Management, Talent Acquisition, and Workforce Management departments.

The first step for award winners is participation in a business briefing with the Brandon Hall Group analyst and advisory team. This 360-degree examination will help benchmark the organization and identify strengths and areas for improvement.  

Through membership, Brandon Hall Group will create an action plan that supports initiatives with research assets, tools, and evidence-based insights, with monthly check-ins from our advisory team.

The Organizational Excellence Certification Program uniquely confers an unmatched level of credibility on your organization’s accomplishments, based on BHG’s decades of experience recognizing HCM excellence world-wide.

Certified organizations will also benefit from increased marketing exposure.


Membership designation ensures your organization is recognized as an industry leader in HCM practices (see membership information).

Regular business briefings with your team will ensure we present the most up-to-date information on your company to the HCM community.

Special research notes will be released to you after business briefings for internal use and published with your permission.

BHG also will position you as a center of excellence within our corporate community through a special certification badge you can use for your department.

Featured appearance on the industry-leading HCMx Radio podcast.

We will help you to create a press release for our community and yours, announcing your designation, complete with certification badge.

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