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March 5-7, 2018

San Francisco Bay Area

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About the MVP Awards

The Year’s Best Blog Posts for Human Resources.

HR West 2018 and Human Resources Today, the site that brings together the best content from hundreds of industry thought-leaders, have partnered together to bring you the MVP Awards. These awards recognize the Most Valuable Posts as judged by readers, the awards committee, Human Resources Today’s machine intelligence, and social media. The MVP Awards recognize the posts that provide the highest value to industry professionals – useful and actionable information, that is tactical or strategic in nature, providing either long-term or short-term value.

Awards Categories

  • HR Strategy & Managment
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Talent Management / Employee Performance
  • Employee Experience
  • HR Analytics
  • HR Tech
  • Leadership Development
  • Compliance, Law & Legal Issues
  • Other



Every day, posts are read by an audience of over 188,000 people on the Human Resources Today site and newsletter. Machine intelligence and social media, bolstered by the Human Resources Today editorial team, curates this content.

Of all of the articles throughout the year, which are the best of the best? Machine intelligence, social media, editors and the judges can get us close.

That extra special touch came from reader feedback. Readers voted—find out which winning posts they chose!


Judging Criteria

Judges select finalists that they see to provide the highest value to industry professionals. Does the article include useful and actionable information? Is it tactical or strategic? Does it provide short- or long-term value?


Submission & Selection Process

Articles were nominated by email submission to with “Human Resources Today MVP nomination: (category)” as the subject line. Articles had to be published in the previous 12 months to be eligible.

Nominations were open until November 3rd. After that, the panel of judges reviewed the nominations and narrowed them down to a list of finalists for each category.



Finalists were announced on November 29th and voting was opened up to readers until December 8th. Winners were announced December 13th.

What people are saying about the HR West Conference

Erin Daruszka
Erin Daruszka
Head of HR, Title Nine

“As an SPHR, I consider this conference an academic Disneyland for HR professionals. HR West is an excellent opportunity to share ideas with other HR professionals, recruit for new talent, and peruse vendors that support the employee lifecycle.”


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Alan Thurston
Alan Thurston
Events Marketing, Paychex

“HR West is by far one of the most innovative places to gather to discover techniques for staying relevant and increasing efficiencies within the HR world. It’s no surprise that the NCHRA’s level of sophistication is unparalleled by others. The association’s focus on excellence has earned them members in over 34 states as well as several foreign countries.”


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Svetlana Lolua
Manager, Dental Concepts

“This was my first HRWest conference. I enjoyed every minute of it. I hope to attend again next year. Meeting new professionals and reconnecting with old friends was absolutely unforgettable.”