The National Academy of Human Resources (NAHR) announces the 2012 Ram Charan HR
Essay Contest. We are requesting essays from university undergrads and graduate students
globally majoring in Human Resources, Industrial/Labor Relations or related fields for the
How Can Organizations Recapture the Hearts and Minds of Employees to Gain the Highest Commitment and Performance Given the Restructuring Focus of the Past Several Years?
Attention: Richard Antoine, President
National Academy of Human Resources
Deadline Submission: June 15, 2012
The essays will be evaluated and judged by a panel of distinguished Human Resources professionals who are Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources. The 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 the NAHR".
In addition the NAHR furthers the HR professional through the Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO) Academy and other philanthropic and educational activities. More information on the NAHR is available at www.nationalacademyhr.org.
Criteria for evaluating the award will be:
Essays can be submitted directly by students with or without a faculty sponsor/adviser. In the latter case, the faculty sponsor/adviser 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 an award."
Winners of the essay contest will be announced at the NAHR annual installation of new Fellows on November 1, 2012 in New York City.
Awardees will be paid expenses to attend the ceremony. The presentation will be made to the award winners by the chair of the NAHR, Mirian Graddick-Weir, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Merck & Co., Inc.; Dick Hallock, Chair of the NAHR Foundation/Retired Executive Vice President, Occidental Petroleum; and Ram Charan.
Dr Charan for whom the award is named, is a world renowned author, speaker and business advisor. For more than 35 years Dr. Charan has consulted with some of the world's most successful leaders and companies. Dr. Charan is a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources.
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