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HRO Today Announces Leaders of Distinction and Winners of 2017 Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year Awards EMEA

Philadelphia, PA – November 9, 2017 – HRO Today has announced the leaders of distinction and winners for the 2017 HRO Today Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year Awards for EMEA.

The following leaders of distinction were honored and winners announced at the exclusive awards luncheon hosted by Cielo on November 7, 2017, during the HRO Today Forum EMEA in Dublin, Ireland.

Below are the leaders of distinction and the winners:

  • WINNER, INNOVATION: Michelle Adams, Director of Talent and Development, O2 UK
  • WINNER, NEXT GENERATION: Steph Ahrens, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
  • WINNER: Kevin Blair, VP, Global Talent Acquisition, IBM
  • Debbie Griffin, HR Director, Shawbrook Bank
  • Bernadette Haslam, Head of Talent Acquisition Switzerland, Zurich Insurance Company Ltd.
  • Anneke Luijkenaar, Vice President of Global Talent Acquisition, Royal DSM
  • Kevan Nicholson, Regional Director, Talent Acquisition EMEA, PAREXEL
  • Craig Williams, EMEA Talent Acquisition Leader, Wells Fargo & Company

“We founded the Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year award from HRO Today a year ago to recognize individual leaders for their innovative practices and dedication to talent acquisition,” said Elliot Clark, chairman and CEO of SharedXpertise.  “This year’s Talent Acquisition Leaders of Distinction and Talent Acquisition individual award winners have shown us that organizations of different sizes and from among a variety of industries are making real impacts on hiring and ultimately on the overall success of their businesses.  Congratulations to them all.”

For more information about the HRO Today Forum EMEA, click here.  For more information about the leaders of distinction, click here.

About HRO Today and HRO Today Global
HRO Today and HRO Today Global are the properties of SharedXpertise Media and offer the broadest and deepest reach available anywhere into the HR industry.  Our magazines, web portals, research, e-newsletters, events and social networks reach over 180,000 senior-level HR decision-makers with rich, objective, game-changing content.  Our No. 1 strength is our reach. HR leaders rely heavily on the HRO Today Baker’s Dozen rankings across six different categories when selecting an HR service provider.

Media Contact:
Bill MacRae
bill.macrae@sharedxpertise.com

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HRO Today Announces Winners of 2017 CHRO of the Year Awards EMEA and Annual Association Awards EMEA

Philadelphia, PA – November 8, 2017 – HRO Today and the HRO Today Services and Technology Association have announced the winners of the 2017 CHRO of the Year EMEA awards and the 2017 annual association awards for EMEA.

All finalists, leaders of distinction, and winners were honored at the exclusive awards dinner and gala on November 6, 2017, during the HRO Today Forum EMEA in Dublin, Ireland.

Following are all of the leaders of distinction and the winners for the chief human resource officer (CHRO) of the Year awards:

  • WINNER, SUSTAINABLE WORKFORCE: Suresh Anubolu, CHRO, GVK Biosciences
  • WINNER, LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT: Mojca Domiter, Corporate HR Executive Director, Atlantic Grupa
  • WINNER, FOR PROFIT: Oscar Gonzalez, Human Resources Director, AZKOYEN GROUP
  • WINNER, INNOVATION: Andrew Stephenson, Group People Director, Lookers
  • El Cavanagh-Lomas, VP, Human Resources EMEAR, Cisco
  • Antonio Climent, VP, Human Resources EMEAA, Laureate International Universities
  • Ben Debnath, Global Head of HR Shared Services, Syngenta
  • Aco Momčilović, CHRO, Rimac Automobili d.o.o.
  • Lynne Rennie-Smith, Head of HR, Ulster Bank
  • Alison Rumsey, Group HR Director, Network Rail
  • Vipul Singh, Vice President and Head of HR, ADP

In addition, below are the winners in the following six categories for the HRO Today Services and Technology Association awards:

Strategic HR:

  • Business Partnership Excellence – Capgemini and Syngenta

HR Practices:

  • Employer Brand Excellence – Bank of Ireland
  • Engagement Strategy Excellence – WilsonHCG
  • Partnership in Recruiting Excellence – Equifax and Sevenstep
  • Total Rewards and Benefits Excellence – NIIT Technologies

Individual:

  • HR Superstar (Leadership) – El Cavanagh-Lomas, Vice President of HR EMEAR, Cisco

“Congratulations to all of the human resource executives and service providers who were honored this year,” said Elliot Clark, chairman and chief executive officer of HRO Today.  “We heard from the 2017 CHRO leaders of distinction and CHRO of the Year individual award winners about their industry-leading best practices that are not only changing the performance of their HR teams, but are also helping to drive overall corporate strategies at the very highest levels.”

For more information about the award winners and finalists, click here, and for more information about the HRO Today Forum EMEA, click here.  To become a member of The HRO Today Services and Technology Association, join now.  For more information, contact Bill MacRae.

About HRO Today and HRO Today Global
HRO Today and HRO Today Global are the properties of SharedXpertise Media and offer the broadest and deepest reach available anywhere into the HR industry.  Our magazines, web portals, research, e-newsletters, events and social networks reach over 180,000 senior-level HR decision-makers with rich, objective, game-changing content.  Our No. 1 strength is our reach. HR leaders rely heavily on the HRO Today Baker’s Dozen rankings across six different categories when selecting an HR service provider.

Media Contact:
Bill MacRae
bill.macrae@sharedxpertise.com

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HRO Today Announces Zachary Misko
Promoted to President of Membership Services
Reaffirms Commitment to Advancing Knowledge in HR

Philadelphia, PA – November 7, 2017 – SharedXpertise, publisher of HRO Today and HRO Today Global magazines and producer of the HRO Today Forum events, announced that Zachary Misko has been promoted to president of membership services.

Mr. Misko will have global responsibility for the HRO Today Services and Technology Association, the CHRO affinity program called the CHRO Today Executive Network (C-TEN), and the talent acquisition affinity program called the Talent Acquisition Leaders Executive Network Team (TALENT).  Prior to this development, Misko served as the global executive director of the HRO Today Services and Technology Association.

“Zachary’s contributions to helping the human resources profession excel through the HRO Today Services and Technology Association’s efforts make this promotion well-deserved,” said Elliot Clark, chairman and CEO of SharedXpertise.  “He will now assume strategic responsibility for all professional development, association, and networking services globally for SharedXpertise Media.”

This announcement was also shared at the HRO Today Forum EMEA, in Dublin, Ireland, one of SharedXpertise’s flagship events attended by HR executives and HR service providers.  SharedXpertise continues to serve as the leading resource of print, in-person, and electronic collaborations that propel best-practice sharing among professionals in the human capital industry.

For more information about SharedXpertise, please visit www.hrotoday.com, or contact publisher Bill MacRae, at bill.macrae@sharedxpertise.com.

About HRO Today and HRO Today Global
HRO Today and HRO Today Global are the properties of SharedXpertise Media and offer the broadest and deepest reach available anywhere into the HR industry.  Our magazines, web portals, research, e-newsletters, events and social networks reach over 180,000 senior-level HR decision-makers with rich, objective, game-changing content.  Our No. 1 strength is our reach.  HR leaders rely heavily on the HRO Today Baker’s Dozen rankings across six different categories when selecting an HR service provider.

Media Contact:
Bill MacRae
bill.macrae@sharedxpertise.com

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HRO Today Announces Winners of 2016 Annual Awards EMEA

Philadelphia, PA – November 15, 2016 – HRO Today and the HRO Today Services and Technology Association have announced the winners of its 2016 HRO Today Forum EMEA Awards. 

Finalists in the following eleven categories were honored, with winners announced at the exclusive awards dinner and gala on November 8, 2016, during the HRO Today Forum EMEA in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Below are the winners for each of the award categories.

Strategic HR Award Winner:

  • Thought Leadership – Microsoft OnePayroll Team

HR Practices Award Winners:

  • Recruitment Team of the Year – North Yorkshire County Council
  • Excellence in Engagement Strategy – WilsonHCG
  • Innovation in HR Technology (tie) – One Stop Stores
  • Innovation in HR Technology (tie) – BP Learning and Development Team
  • Diversity & Inclusion Excellence – Cisco
  • Excellence in Total Rewards & Benefits – Intel EMEA HR Team

HR Providers Award Winners:

  • Partnership in Recruiting Excellence – Telefonica and Cielo
  • Partnership in Learning & Development Excellence – Renfrewshire Council, National Australia Group, and NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Individual Award Winners:

  • Rising Star – Laura Lewis, Head of HR and Development, Napp Pharmaceuticals
  • HR Superstar, Provider – Jacqueline Vale, HR Business Partner, Adecco UK/Pontoon
  • HR Superstar, Practitioner – Eamonn Eaton, Head of Group Learning & Engagement, Bank of Ireland
  • CHRO of the Year, Change Management – Rajita Singh, Head of Human Resources, Broadridge Financial Solutions India Pvt Ltd
  • CHRO of the Year, Non-Profit – Leatham Green, Programme Director – People and Change, Orbis
  • CHRO of the Year, For-Profit – Nigel Sullivan, Group HR Director, TalkTalk
  • CHRO of the Year, Sustainable Workforce – Charlotte Sword, Global HR Director, Foster + Partners
  • CHRO of the Year, Lifetime Achievement – Arne-Christian van der Tang, SVP of Human Resources, TomTom International

“Congratulations to all of the winners and finalists of this year’s awards,” said Elliot Clark, chief executive officer of HRO Today.  “Our awards program theme this year was Be Connected – HR Technology, Services and Leaders Unite!  The individuals and teams we honored with these awards represented some of the most forward-thinking HR best practices related to this theme, and I am excited to see what the entrants for next year’s program will be sharing with us as well.”

For more information about the awards winners and finalists, click here, and for more information about the HRO Today Forum EMEA, click here.  To become a member of The HRO Today Services and Technology Association, join now.  For more information about HRO Today, contact Bill MacRae, at bill.macrae@sharedxpertise.com.

About HRO Today and HRO Today Global
HRO Today and HRO Today Global offer the broadest and deepest reach available anywhere into the Human Resources industry.  Our magazines, web portals, research, e-newsletters, events, and social networks reach over 180,000 senior-level HR decision makers with rich, objective game-changing content.  Our number one strength is our reach.  HR leaders rely heavily on the HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen Rankings across six different categories when selecting an HR service provider.

About SharedXpertise
SharedXpertise is the leader in providing media, summits and forums that develop professional practices in the areas of corporate responsibility, human resources and financial management.  Its media offerings include print and online publications, and its events and forums provide conferences and association membership programs.  SharedXpertise serves strategy-level corporate executives in the human resources, finance, compliance and sustainability professions in North America, EMEA and APAC.

Media Contact:
Bill MacRae
bill.macrae@sharedxpertise.com

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