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Nominations are now open for Crain’s Excellence in HR Awards, recognizing metro Detroit’s outstanding human resources executives and teams.

The deadline to nominate a candidate for this award program is Friday, March 11

Winners will be featured in a June 20 special section of Crain's Detroit Business.


  • Overall Excellence / HR Team of the Year
    How did your HR team drive business results in 2021? The strongest applications will be specific, detailed and include clear metrics of success.
  • Managing Change
    Tell us about how your team helped your company navigate a major change in the business environment or undergo a significant organizational transformation. 
  • Employee Experience
    Tell us how you improved a crucial aspect of the employee experience or overhauled your entire approach to experience design in a way that made a measurable difference to employee engagement, retention, and/or overall business performance.
  • Diversity and Inclusion
    Show measurable improvement not only in the diversity of your workforce but how your employees are included, valued and encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. We're looking for HR professionals/teams who have successfully made the business case for investing in diversity and inclusion to the company's top executives.
  • Finding and Growing Talent
    How has your team taken ownership of the talent problem and developed solutions for meeting the company's talent needs?

Final decisions about who is selected for the special section will be communicated directly to nominees.

Submit your nomination today!

If you have questions, please reach out to us at nominations@crain.com.