Finalists for this year’s ERE Recruiting Excellence Awards run the gamut: lots of new names; some familiar names who’ve been honored in the past, and one quite colorful name.
They join a select group of companies who’ve been named in the past: the Dells, the Microsofts, the Whirlpools, UPSs, Enterprises, and Marriotts of the corporate world.
Thanks to the judges for their hard work looking over hundreds of words and dozens of Powerpoints, Excel spreadsheets, videos, and PDFs from Turkey, the Netherlands, Hungary, Germany, India, New Zealand, the U.S., Australia, and elsewhere.
The finalists are below. In the past, we named the winners at the spring ERE conference. Not this year. We’ll announce them on ERE.net by the end of March, with some of the honorees presenting or being interviewed at the fall ERE conference, September 17-18 in Chicago, or featured in website articles on ERE.net, or webinars. So expect to hear more about the winners, and what they’ve done to win.
There’s no better time than this to say that these finalists, though not the short list of winners, are winners. Yes, that sounds corny, but for these awards, it’s the truth, as in most every category, a hair separated the winner from the finalists, and just beating out the other applicants to become a finalist is a big accomplishment. Here’s the list, in alphabetical order within the categories.