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WHY CHANGE IS NEEDED?

Hear from some of our judges on why the HR Original Thinker Awards are so important

 

OUR CHAIR – THE INSPIRATION FOR THE AWARDS

Rita Trehan

Rita Trehan is a leading Chief Human Resources Officer, business transformation expert and author of Unleashing Capacity: The Hidden Human Resources. Winner of multiple Stevie awards, she has helped Fortune 200 companies and large corporations worldwide to improve operational efficiency, performance, consistency, and profits, successfully delivering transformation projects for global firms and household names.

Rita founded the HR Original Thinkers Awards because she believes that it’s time for an HR revolution. We must change the way we think about HR in order to affect the change we so desperately need. HR alone holds the key to corporate survival, and that key is Capacity. To survive, businesses need new HR talent with the ideas and energy to propel them to success in the 21st Century.

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JUDGES LOOKING FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT

The next wave of HR leaders will need to challenge the norm and inject fresh, new thinking. So they need to be judged by people who recognise and share that drive. Entries will be evaluated by a panel of international trailblazers, including global HR leaders, CEOs, and leading academics. A powerful, high-profile group of people who can seek out and recognise the true HR leaders of tomorrow.

Rita Trehan - Chair

Rita Trehan - Chair

Former Chief HRO at Honeywell and AES Corporation, Rita has also worked with many leading global Fortune 200 companies, such as Coca-Cola, and international organisations, including the World Bank. She is the author of ‘Unleashing Capacity - The Hidden Human Resources’.
Nathan Adams

Nathan Adams

Currently serving as HR Director at Aviva, the UK’s largest general insurer, Nathan has a combined 12 years’ experience at the top-flight of HR. Having worked within the Retail and Financial Services sectors, including at Barclays and Arcadia, he has supported organisations in the UK and globally.
Cris Beswick

Cris Beswick

Strategic Advisor on Innovation & the author of ‘Building a Culture of Innovation’. Co-founder of The Future Shapers, Director of Innovation Consulting at Culture Consultancy and a Visiting Fellow at Cranfield University’s School of Management, Cris specialises in working with CEOs and senior teams to build innovation capacity.
Ravi Bhogaraju

Ravi Bhogaraju

Global Head of HR, Talent and OD for Archroma, the global colour and speciality chemicals company, focusing on partnerships with group executives and business leaders across Asia, Europe and LATAM, transforming culture and organisational capability.
Louise Byrne

Louise Byrne

As Vice President of Global Talent at the InterContinental Hotels Group, the world’s largest hotel chain, Louise has provided consultation to the executive team and senior figures at IHG both in the UK and the overseas territories.
Steven D'souza

Steven D'souza

Co-author of ‘Not Knowing - The Art of Turning Uncertainty into Opportunity’, winner of CMI’s ‘Management and Leadership Book of the Year’ 2015, Steven founded and runs global executive education consultancy, Deeper Learning Ltd, working with firms including Accenture, Barclays, BT, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch and PwC.
Geraldine Gallacher

Geraldine Gallacher

With more than 20 years’ experience in business coaching at the senior/Board level, Geraldine is founder of Executive Coaching Consultancy. She works across a range of industries from fashion to banking, and specialises in helping organisations to retain female talent.
Danielle Harmer

Danielle Harmer

Danielle is Chief People Officer at Metro Bank, Britain’s first new High Street bank in more than 100 years. With a strong background in financial services HR, Danielle has played a leading role in developing and ensuring the success of this disruptive new brand.
Simon Hayward

Simon Hayward

Founder and CEO of Cirrus, the international talent management practice focussing on talent, leadership and engagement, Simon is also the author of ‘Connected Leadership: how to build a more agile and customer driven business’.
Karine Vasselin

Karine Vasselin

Karine is a Principal at the global management consultancy Capgemini, where she has spent more than 18 years. With more that 5,000 employees, she is responsible for the talent pipeline and talent acceleration programmes.

ABOUT OUR FRESH APPROACH

DISRUPTING THE STATUS QUO IN HR

This is not your traditional awards programme - so don’t expect lengthy applications or testimonials! All you’ll find here is an exciting, innovative, new way to discover and recognise emerging HR talent. The HR Original Thinkers Awards will set a new benchmark and uncover the creative, disruptive thinkers of tomorrow; young HR professionals under the age of 35 with big ideas from around the globe.

A CHANGING MARKETPLACE NEEDS A NEW WAY OF THINKING

The future of HR rests on the quality of our emerging talent. We need people who will lead the business of HR into the future, and take our industry and the companies we serve to the next level. The inaugural HR Original Thinkers Awards shines a spotlight on the next generation of talent that will help our industry up its game and get ready for the future. These bright, up-and-coming leaders will become the new CEOs of HR, and this award will recognise their enormous talent.

REWARDING THE NEXT WAVE OF HR TALENT

The selected top 10 entries will be showcased in a prestigious publication, distributed to all the leading companies in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. The ultimate Grand Prize Winner will receive $7,500!

Stay tuned for more news about the innovative ways we’ll be highlighting and rewarding the best and brightest global HR talent.

CONTACT US

FOR MORE INFO

Please don't hesitate to contact a member of the team directly.

RITA TREHAN

CHAIR

rita@hroriginalthinkers.com

AMY WILLIAMS

AWARDS COORDINATOR

amy@hroriginalthinkers.com