10th June 2024

American HR Awards 2024: Nominations Open

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>> Nominations are now open. Enter here. <<

New Possible is on a mission to help every leader unlock the competitive advantage of their people. We do this by turning employee feedback into the kind of meaningful insight that can build a more engaged workforce.

We also want to highlight the successes of organizations that are truly passionate about delivering a world-class people experience. In this article we introduce the American HR Awards, which is our quest to find America's HR all-stars.

Organizations are as diverse as their people and that’s why we want to discover and celebrate firms from across the US. Whether you’re a young start-up, a not for profit or a global giant - we’d love to hear how your innovation, however big or small, is helping to create a better working world.

There's no cost to take part and you can enter here.

Nate Harwood, Founder of New Possible and American HR Awards judge said: “We know that there are many inspirational American firms and HR teams out there who are working hard to build better people experiences. I’m excited to kick-off this search and look forward to announcing the Finalists and Winners in due course.”

Below you can find out more about the American HR Awards, including key dates, why you should consider getting involved and how to get started.

Key Dates

Nominations Open: 10th June 2024

Nominations Close: 26th July 2024

Finalists Announced: 20th August 2024

Winners Announced: 10th September 2024

Why get involved?

  • Promote your organization to a wide audience: Being named a Finalist or indeed a Winner will help to raise the profile of your organization across customers, partners, and potential employees.
  • Recognise the work of your people: Highlight the individuals and teams that are helping to power your organization forward.
  • Receive great PR: We’ll be profiling our Winners and issuing a press release to help promote the Winners of the American HR Awards 2024.
  • Promote the US as a people leader: By taking part and sharing your success stories you’ll be helping to showcase the US as a global leader.
  • No cost: There’s no cost to take part. One of our core principles is to be accessible to every firm and that’s why we’re encouraging entries from a wide range of organizations.

Meet our expert Judging panel

  • Lisa Davidson FCIPD, Global HR Director, The HALO Trust
  • Amie Hibbins, Chief Operating Officer, LevelUP HCS
  • Emma Hutchens, Chief People Officer, Impossible Foods
  • Kerstin Karu, Founder & CEO, Rahu
  • Christine D. Lovely, JD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Cornell University
  • Robert Rigby-Hall, Chief People Officer, Orveon Global
  • Nate Harwood, Founder, New Possible

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Categories available


Overall awards (open to organizations and suppliers from any sector)

  • Best Overall People Experience (>100 people)*
  • Best Overall People Experience (<100 people)*
  • Employee Wellness Initiative of the Year
  • Diversity & Inclusion Initiative of the Year
  • L&D Initiative of the Year
  • Culture Initiative of the Year
  • Data Initiative of the Year
  • Innovation of the Year
  • Start-Up of the Year
  • SME of the Year
  • Large Organization of the Year

*Decided by employee feedback, learn more below.

Sector specific awards

  • Financial Services Company of the Year
  • Professional Services Company of the Year
  • Technology Company of the Year
  • Retail Company of the Year
  • Hospitality & Leisure Company of the Year
  • Not for Profit of the Year
  • Public Sector Organization of the Year
  • Engineering Company of the Year
  • Manufacturing Company of the Year
  • Construction Company of the Year

Supplier awards

  • Consultancy of the Year
  • Employee Benefits Provider of the Year
  • Recruitment Partner of the Year
  • Technology Partner of the Year

People awards

  • Leader of the Year
  • Rising Star of the Year
  • Coach of the Year
  • People Team of the Year (<100 people)
  • People Team of the Year (>100 people)

>> Nominations are now open. Enter here. <<

Take part in the ‘Best Overall People Experience’ category

The ‘Best Overall People Experience’ categories are decided by employee feedback captured using New Possible’s next generation NP360 assessment. To receive a personalized feedback link, email us at hello@newpossible.io or register your interest via the entry form. Feedback can be collected until 14th August.

NP360 is a short survey that gathers a 360-degree view of your people experience across seven themes, including satisfaction, wellbeing, work-life balance, relationships, culture, purpose and engagement. Individual responses are anonymous, and feedback is only shared with you.

After Winners have been announced, New Possible will provide you with a copy of responses and a free summary report.

Getting started

To enter an organisation or individual, please click here.

To discuss our awards further, email hello@newpossible.io.

Good luck to all nominees in this year’s American HR Awards!

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