Nominations

Nominations for 2021 are Now Closed!

The Delaware Valley HR Person of the Year (HRPY) is proud to launch our twenty-first year celebrating the successes of HR professionals in the Tristate area. Over the last two decades over 500 individuals have been nominated and over 100 award recipients have been recognized in the following categories:

HR Rising Star of Year – an HR professional that has 8 years or less of total working experience post completion of an individual’s undergraduate degree.

HR Consultant of the Year – an individual who, on a contract basis, personally performs for third-party employer clients the duties traditionally associated with a Human Resources Leader and whose primary business is performing those duties for their clients.

HR Person of the Year – 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.

Every year the HRPY program evolves based on participant and committee feedback which creates the special nature of the event and the award. We have a tremendous opportunity in 2021 to continue to recognize the impact and success of the HR function at all levels. 

New for this year, the nominee process has been enhanced to better align nominee talent and accomplishments to a select number of finalists. As a result, we are happy to welcome all interested applications in all categories. From the initial applications, the judges will then refine the finalists in each category based on the business impact. This means the total number of nominees considered in each category may be fewer than years past. We believe this change continues to evolve the recognition of the very talented HR professionals in the Delaware Valley.

We look forward to continuing to recognize the amazing HR professionals we are privileged to know and work with in our community!

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, Philly 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.
  • An “HR Consultant of the Year” candidate is defined as an individual who, on a contract rather than employment basis, personally perform for third-party employer clients the duties traditionally associated with a Human Resources Generalist, Human Resources Manager, Vice President of Human Resources, or Chief Human Resources Officer and whose primary business is performing those duties for their clients. Individuals who own a HR Consulting business but do not actually perform any of the above described duties are not eligible for the award. The winner will exemplify excellence in the quality and standard of work, expertise in human resources principles, a demonstrated pattern of impactful results for clients, and exceptional customer service and responsiveness.
  • An “HR Rising Star of the Year” candidate is defined as an HR professional that has 8 years or less of total working experience as of December 31, 2020.  Working experience will only be counted post completion of an individual’s undergraduate degree.
  • 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.
 
 
 

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