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The submission deadline for the 2015 WhatWorks® Award Program is November 26, 2014.

The Bersin by Deloitte WhatWorks® award program recognizes innovation and excellence in critical areas of HR, learning and talent. This is the third year for the research-driven WhatWorks award program, which welcomes applications from across the HR, Talent and Learning spectrum.

Innovative Bersin by Deloitte members such as Marriott International, Merck & Co. and SAP have been recognized by previous Bersin WhatWorks and Learning Leaders award programs. Our more dynamic, new WhatWorks award program recognizes organizations that have developed and implemented groundbreaking approaches to HR, learning and talent resulting in significant business improvement.

We will choose one finalist for each of the following categories:

  • Transforming HR
  • Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders
  • Enabling High-Impact Learning
  • Acquiring Top Talent
  • Optimizing Talent Management

The finalists will present their stories at IMPACT: The Business of Talent, the premier event for HR, talent and learning executives which takes place in Spring 2015. The ultimate award recipient will be chosen by the audience. Finalist organizations, including the ultimate WhatWorks award recipient, and their innovative and unique programs were showcased in the June 2015 issue of Human Resource Executive magazine.

WhatWorks Award Program finalists and the ultimate award recipient will also be featured in a follow-on report by Bersin by Deloitte profiling successful submissions, and will have opportunities to be featured in Bersin by Deloitte webinars and in case studies.

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A Message from David Mallon:

Thank you for exploring Bersin by Deloitte's WhatWorks® award program. Our goal is to identify best practices and recognize your achievements. We look forward to hearing about how your organization is meeting its key challenges.

The program uses selection criteria based on our years of in-depth study across all areas of HR, learning, and talent management. Our new expanded WhatWorks award program is for any and all organizations that have driven significant operational improvement by applying unique and innovative approaches to solving for critical HR, learning and talent challenges. In that light, the fundamental benchmark criteria for being recognized is also simple: demonstrated proof of positive business impact based on the change, initiative, program, or process improvement described in your submission.

This program is not exclusive to well-known organizations with big resources. All organizations – big and small, public and private, government and non-profit – have equal opportunity for recognition.

We look forward to hearing about the innovative programs that are driving results for your organization.


David Mallon
David Mallon
Head of Research
Bersin by Deloitte
Deloitte Consulting LLP

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