The winners of

2017 Human Resources Today MVP Awards!

Human Resources Today brings together the best content from hundreds of industry thought-leaders. We are partnering with HR West 2018 to bring you the 2017 MVP Awards. 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.


Awards will be given for articles covering the following categories:

Audience Size

Every day, our articles are read by an audience of over 188,000 people on our site and newsletter. We use our machine intelligence and social media, bolstered by our editorial team, to curate this content.

But 2017 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 188,000 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 email a link of it to Shelley Trout with "2017 Human Resources Today MVP nomination: (category)" as the subject line. Articles must have been published between October 1st, 2016 and September 30, 2017 to be eligible.

Nominations are open until November 3rd. 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 29th. Once finalists are announced, we will open up voting to our readers. Voting ends on December 8. Winners will be announced December 13th.

Program Committee

Meet our expert panel of judges!

Jason Lauritsen

Author of ConSocial Gravity: Harnessing the Natural Laws of Relationships.

Jason Lauritsen a keynote speaker, author, and consultant. He is an employee engagement and workplace culture expert who will challenge you to think differently.
A former corporate Human Resources executive, Jason has dedicated his career to helping leaders build organizations that are good for both people and profits.
Most recently, he led the research team for Quantum Workplace's Best Places to Work program where he has studied the employee experience at thousands of companies to understand what the best workplaces in the world do differently than the rest.

Greg Morton

Chief Executive Officer of Northern California HR Association

Greg Morton is a corporate strategy & growth development specialist and Chief Executive Officer of San Francisco based, Northern California HR Association. With years of Fortune 500 and start-up experience within the Human-Capital-as-a-service space, he's been characterized as a visionary, strategist and marketing organization leader with a consistent record of delivering extraordinary results in growth, operational performance and profitability.

Michael D. Haberman

Vice-President and co-founder of Omega HR Solutions, Inc.

Michael D. Haberman is Vice-President and co-founder of Omega HR Solutions, Inc., a consulting and services company offering complete human resources solutions. He is the author of a Human Resources blog found at Omega HR Solutions, Inc. which has been recognized several times as a top blog in human resources. He writes extensively on compliance issues in HR and on the future of work and HR. Mike is a consultant, speaker, writer and teacher.

Mary Faulkner

Director of Human Resources of a public sector organization in Colorado

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.

Paul Hebert

Senior Director of Solutions Architecture at Creative Group Inc

Paul Hebert is the Senior Director of Solutions Architecture at Creative Group Inc and a writer, speaker and consultant. Paul focuses on influencing behaviors and driving business results through employees, channel partners and consumers.
He is dedicated to creating true emotional connections 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.