We are requesting essays from university undergraduate and graduate students majoring in Human Resources, Industrial/Labor Relations, or related fields for the topic described below.
The Workforce of the Future – Employers’ Evolving Relationship with Workers
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National Academy of Human Resources
Cash Prizes of $20,000…..$10,000…..$5,000 are awarded for the best three essays.
August 1, 2016
» The criteria for evaluating the award will be:
1. Addresses the topic
2. Provides original thoughts
3. Adds value
4. Readable and persuasive
5. Based on academic or other research with references
» Essays for the NAHR Ram Charan HR Essay Contest can be submitted directly by students with or without a faculty sponsor/advisor. In the latter case, the faculty sponsor/advisor will provide a brief statement (i.e. less than 100 words) about why he/she is serving in this capacity, and will attest to a statement included as part of the Contest stating that “I have played no role in writing this essay and will not share in the financial award should this student’s essay win such as award.”
» There is a maximum of 3 authors per essay. Winning authors must split the award.
» Essay contest winners will be announced at the NAHR annual installation of new Fellows on November 3, 2016 in New York City.
» The awardees’ expenses will be paid to attend the ceremony. The award presentation will be made to the essay contest winners by the Chair of the NAHR, Kathleen S. Barclay, Retired Senior Vice President, Human Resources, The Kroger Co. and General Motors; and Richard W. Hallock, Chair of the NAHR Foundation, Retired Executive Vice President, Occidental Petroleum.
» The award is named for Dr. Ram Charan, a Distinguished Fellow of NAHR and a world renowned author, speaker and business advisor. For over 35 years Dr. Charan has consulted with some of the world’s most successful leaders and companies.
» If in the judgment of the Selection Committee no essay meets the high standards of NAHR, then no awards will be given that year.
» Minimum 5 pages, maximum 20 pages (Number of pages refers to essay, not reference material. Those pages should be numbered). Double spaced. 12 point font.
Cover sheet to include:
3. Degree area
4. Anticipated graduation date
5. Phone number
6. Mailing address
7. Email address
8. APA format accepted (but not required)
» The essays must be submitted by email (PDF format) to:
Jill B. Smart
President, National Academy of Human Resources
» The essays will be evaluated and judged by a panel of distinguished HR professionals who are Fellows of the National Academy of Human Resources. NAHR is an honorific organization where individuals and institutions of distinction in Human Resources are recognized for exceptional professional achievement by election as “Fellows of NAHR”. In addition, NAHR furthers the HR profession through the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) Academy and other philanthropic and educational activities.
» The contest is open to undergrad and grad students worldwide majoring in a Human Resources related field. If the major is not Human Resources related, the essay will not be considered.
» Maximum of 3 authors per essay; must split award.
» Entrants may submit more than 1 paper.
» Essays can be submitted directly by students with or without a faculty sponsor/adviser. In the former case, the faculty sponsor/adviser will provide a brief statement (less than 100 words) about why he/she is serving in this capacity, and will attest to a statement included as part of the Contest stating: “I have played no role in writing this essay and will not share in the financial award should this student’s essay win such an award.”
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Comradejuliusofafrica-The Writers Bureau.