2017 WhatWorks® Award Program

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The WhatWorks® Award Program

The Bersin by Deloitte WhatWorks Award program recognizes innovation and excellence in critical areas of HR, learning and talent. This is the fifth year for the research-driven WhatWorks Award program, and we welcome applications from across the HR, talent and learning spectrum.

Join innovative Bersin by Deloitte members, including Marriott International, Merck & Co. and SAP as change and thought leaders who have been recognized by previous Bersin WhatWorks and Learning Leaders award programs. Our 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 will take place in May 2017. The Ultimate Award Recipient will be chosen by the audience. Finalist organizations, including the ultimate WhatWorks Award recipient, and their innovative and unique programs will be showcased in 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.

A Message from David Mallon:

Thank you for exploring Bersin by Deloitte's WhatWorks Award Program. Our goal is to identify leading practices and recognize your achievements. We believe such recognition is critical at a time when sweeping global forces are reshaping the workplace, the workforce and work itself, as highlighted in the Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends 2016 report. We look forward to hearing about how your organization is meeting its key challenges.

The program uses selection criteria based on years of in-depth study across all areas of HR, learning, and talent management. It is for all organizations that have driven significant operational improvement by applying unique and innovative approaches to solving critical HR, learning and talent challenges. In that light, the fundamental benchmark criteria for recognition is 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