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 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 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.
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.
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.