Nomination Process

Nominations are now closed.

Nomination Deadline: January 13, 2017

The 2017 Delaware Valley HR Person of the Year Award Committee seeks candidates who represent “the best” in the human resource management profession. This highly prestigious award recognizes creative approaches and consistent high performance that benefits an organization. We share the belief that human resource professionals play a critical role in determining the strategic direction of organizations.

Awards are given in the following categories:

  • HR Person of the Year (small, medium & large organizations)
  • HR Consultant of the Year
  • HR Rising Star of the Year

Learn more about these categories in the eligibility section below.

Ready to nominate a deserving candidate? Click Here to complete the nomination form.

*Note: All nomination forms will be reviewed by the Nominations Committee to verify the appropriate category based upon the information provided. The Nominations Committee will make the final determination as to the appropriate category for each nominee.

Eligible Candidates Include:

  • Any practitioner, consultant, generalist or a functional specialist who is a member of National SHRM and/or a Delaware Valley Regional SHRM Chapter (Chester County Human Resource Association, Delaware County SHRM, Delaware SHRM, Greater Valley Forge HR Association, HR Association of Southern New Jersey, Philadelphia SHRM, Tri-State HR Management Association).
  • Any practitioner, consultant, generalist or a functional specialist who has not been nominated as HR Person of the Year in the past three years.
  • Any practitioner, consultant, generalist or a functional specialist who has not won HR Person of the Year in any category in the past five years.
  • An individual who has demonstrated excellence either by creative and innovative development of new ideas and programs or by the highly effective utilization of well-regarded principles in the human resources area. Specific achievements may be related to a project or an ongoing activity.
  • Candidates will have a minimum of two years of service with their current employer.
  • An “HR Consultant of the Year” candidate is defined as a self-employed individual or an individual working for an HR consulting firm.
  • An “HR Rising Star of the Year” candidate is defined an HR professional that has less than 8 years of total working experience.
  • Nominees must live or work in the following geographic areas: PA – Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, Chester, Delaware counties; NJ – Burlington, Camden, Atlantic, Gloucester, Salem, Cumberland and Cape May counties; DE – New Castle, Kent counties.