Columbus CEO’s HR Excellence Awards 2014

Tell us about the best, the brightest, the trendsetters and the stars of tomorrow in Central Ohio human resources. For an overview of our HR Excellence Awards, click here.

Making a nomination

To nominate a professional or organization you believe is deserving of this honor, click on one of the writeable forms listed below, fill it out and return it to Columbus CEO by mail at 34 S. Third St., Columbus OH 43215 or by email to Have multiple nominations? View all forms here.

Awards will be given in these five categories:

Executive of the Year 
For an individual who has demonstrated significant achievements that advance both a person’s organization and the HR profession.

Three awards, based on size of the organization where the individual works: Large (more than 2,000 employees), Midsize (500 to 2,000 employees) and Small (fewer than 500 employees).Organizations may be public, private or nonprofit.

Click here to nominate an Executive of the Year.

HR Innovation 
Recognizes a new idea that achieves proven results in areas such as, but not limited to: compensation and benefits; employee recognition and/or retention; strategic alignment; succession planning; talent acquisition and/or assessment; use of technology; and work-life balance.

One award, given to an individual or a public, private or nonprofit organization.

Click here to nominate someone for an HR Innovation award.

Lifetime Achievement
Recognizes a longtime or retired HR professional who has demonstrated exceptional leadership, knowledge, decision-making skills and commitment to his or her organization and/or profession.

One award, given to an individual.

Click here to nominate someone for a Lifetime Achievement award.

Good Works 
In recognition of a notable commitment to the community achieved through charitable, philanthropic, volunteer or other efforts.

One award, given to an individual or organization. 

Click here to nominate an individual for a Good Works award.
Click here to nominate an organization for a Good Works award.

Future Leader
Recognizes a professional with less than 5 years of experience who is a rising stars in the human resources field.

One award, given to an individual.

Click here to nominate a Future Leader.

HR Excellence Award winners will be honored at a ceremony in July. The evening is presented by Platinum Sponsor Findley Davies.