The 2019 Human Resources Today MVP Awards!

Human Resources Today brings together the best content from hundreds of industry thought-leaders. These awards will recognize the Most Valuable Posts as judged by our readers, award committee, and our machine intelligence and social media. We will recognize the posts that provide the highest value to industry professionals - useful and actionable information, that is tactical or strategic in nature, providing either long-term or short-term value.

Check out the 2019 MVP Awards Winners Spotlight:



Awards will be given for articles covering the following categories:

Audience Size

Every day, our articles are read by an audience of over 288,000 people on our site and newsletter. We use our machine intelligence and social media, bolstered by our editorial team, to curate this content.

But 2019 is coming to an end and we want to know: of all of our articles, which are the best of the best? Our machine intelligence, social media, and editors can get us close. But we want that extra special touch that comes from beloved reader feedback.

You can represent these 288,000 readers. Cast your vote and let us know what you like to see!

Judging Criteria

We're judging posts that we see to provide the highest value to industry professionals. Does your article include useful and actionable information? Is it tactical or strategic? Does it provide short- or long-term value? Those are the types of questions our judges will be asking themselves.


Submitting content for consideration

To nominate an article, please fill out the Typeform above. Articles must have been published between January 1st, 2019 and October 18th, 2019 to be eligible.

Nominations are open until October 18th. After that, our panel of judges will review the nominations and narrow them down to a list of finalists for each category.


Finalists will be announced on November 18th. Once finalists are announced, we will open up voting to our readers. Voting ends on November 25th. Winners will be announced on December 4th.

Program Committee

Meet our expert panel of judges!

Mary Faulkner

Senior Advisor, IA

Mary is a talent strategist and business leader with almost 15 years' experience in helping organizations achieve their goals. After working on the Operations side of start-ups and small companies, Mary landed in HR by way of learning and development, with extensive experience in leadership and organizational development, coaching, key talent planning, talent acquisition, performance management, business partnering, HRIS, process and policy creation, and instructional design. In addition to her work within companies, Mary authors a leadership development blog ( to continue the dialogue around the challenges of leadership – both being a leader AND being led. Mary is also the co-chair of the Denver chapter of DisruptHR - a new way to network and think about people and work.

Ben Eubanks

SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Principal Analyst at Lighthouse Research & Advisory

Ben leads the human capital research practice at Lighthouse Research & Advisory, a firm dedicated to uncovering the trends and leading practices to help employers hire, engage, and retain their best talent. His research spans talent acquisition, talent management, learning and development, and other relevant topics. He also hosts the We're Only Human podcast, a show that focuses on the intersection of people and technology in the workplace. HIs book, Artificial Intelligence for HR, is the industry's most in-depth look at how AI will influence HR technology and practices for years to come.

Janine Truitt

Owner/Chief Innovations Officer, Talent Think Innovations, LLC.

Janine is the Owner/Chief Innovations Officer for Talent Think Innovations, LLC., a business strategy and management consulting firm. Her career spans fourteen years in HR and Talent Acquisition that has taken her through the world of pharmaceuticals, healthcare, staffing and R&D. Janine is a dynamic speaker, entrepreneur, and an important and respected voice bringing both a human touch and business savvy to the companies and businesses she works with.

Paul Hebert

Vice President, Individual Solutions Strategies, Creative Group Inc.

Paul Hebert is the Vice President, Individual Solutions Strategies at Creative Group Inc and a writer, speaker and consultant. Paul focuses on designing programs and processes that influence behaviors that drive business results. He is dedicated to creating true emotional connections with your channel partners, employees and even consumers, so often overlooked in our automated, tech-enabled world. Through the use of proven motivational theory, behavioral economics and social psychology he has driven extraordinary company performance for his clients. Paul is widely considered an expert on motivation and incentives.

Charlie Judy

President of Workforce

Charlie Judy is the President of Workforce - a burgeoning survey-based employee analytics platform from QuestionPro. After spending 25 years as a Human Resources Executive with some of the world’s most prominent professional services firms - including Deloitte, Navigant, and Baker Tilly - Charlie took a radical career detour into technology entrepreneurship. He built WorkXO®, the workforce culture management platform that’s helped organizations across the planet measure, analyze, and then activate their cultures. QuestionPro acquired the WorkXO platform in 2018. Since then, Charlie’s team has built the next generation of surveys and analytics that help organizations intentionally manage employee experience (EX).Charlie has traversed the global economy while living and working in Chicago, New Orleans, New York, St. Louis, Brussels, Belgium, and Hyderabad, India. He believes the future of work is not about better HR systems, technologies, or the next shiny object; it's not about any one best practice, secret recipe, or magic formula. Rather, it's about intentionally - yet, simply - engineering our workplace cultures to fuel a more meaningful career experience. He believes technology and the business intelligence it produces - if wielded wisely - can fuel a more connected, engaged, and productive workforce. Charlie is a graduate of Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business, a CPA, SPHR, and SHRM-SCP. He lives in Chicago with his family of five (dog included).