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Bersin by Deloitte Raises the Bar with a New WhatWorks® Award Program and Calls for Applications 

New Bersin by Deloitte WhatWorks® Award Program to Recognize Five Finalists and One Award Recipient at IMPACT 2014: The Business of Talent®

Oakland, Calif., November 13, 2013– Bersin by Deloitte, a leading research and advisory firm empowering human resource (HR) organizations to drive bottom-line impact, today announced that it is raising the bar with a new format for the Bersin by Deloitte 2014 WhatWorks® Award Program and is issuing a call for applications.  

Bersin by Deloitte will recognize five finalists and one award recipient for innovation and excellence across the critical areas of high-impact HR, learning and talent at its annual research conference, IMPACT 2014: The Business of Talent®, March 31-April 3 at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  

The award program is offered in an exclusive collaboration between Bersin by Deloitte and the highly respected Human Resource Executive®. The five finalists and the ultimate award recipient will be featured in the print and digital versions of the magazine in May 2014. Organizations interested in submitting for this prestigious award can go to to download applications. The deadline for submissions is December 13, 2013

“We are raising the bar for our very successful WhatWorks award program this year with a new format that will bring the very best contenders to our IMPACT 2014, where they will present their achievements in a special session with conference attendees,” said David Mallon, head of Research, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP. “We look forward to receiving success stories from a wide range of organizations about how they have achieved significant operational improvement by applying unique and innovative approaches to solving critical business challenges across key areas of HR, learning and talent.”

Bersin by Deloitte analysts this year will be joined by industry leaders in choosing five finalists in the following key areas: Transforming HR; Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders; Enabling High-Impact Learning; Acquiring Top Talent; and Optimizing Talent Management. Immediately following the five finalist presentations at Bersin by Deloitte’s IMPACT 2014: The Business of Talent, conference attendees will choose an ultimate award recipient.  

An editor from Human Resource Executive will be among the external industry judges selecting this year’s five finalists.  

“We are excited to be the exclusive media partner for Bersin by Deloitte’s unique research-based award program again and for the first time to help select finalists for innovation and excellence across critical areas of HR, learning and talent,” said David Shadovitz, Editor and Co-Publisher, Human Resource Executive. “We also look forward to the selection of the final award recipient at IMPACT 2014, and to sharing with our readers the leading practices and innovations that deliver improved business results.” 

In addition, Bersin by Deloitte will develop a WhatWorks Award report on leading practices, findings and observations collected during the evaluation process. Other program-related activities include public webinars featuring specific HR, training and talent management topic areas and leaders.

About Bersin by Deloitte

Bersin by Deloitte delivers research-based people strategies designed to help leaders and their organizations in their efforts to deliver exceptional business performance. Our WhatWorks® membership gives Fortune 1000 and Global 2000 HR professionals the information and tools they need to design and implement leading practice solutions, benchmark against others, develop their staff, and select and implement systems. A piece of Bersin by Deloitte research is downloaded on average approximately every minute during the business day. More than 5,000 organizations worldwide use our research and consulting to guide their HR, talent and learning strategies. For more information, please visit or  

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Laura Evenson


Bersin by Deloitte

Deloitte Consulting LLP

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