Hiring is up and employee loyalty and engagement are down, according to recent surveys, making talent management increasingly important to a company’s success.
It’s no surprise that several of the winners of Workforce’s 2013 Game Changers competition are leaders in the areas of career development, employee recognition, behavioral psychology and other disciplines that focus on getting the right people into the right job and tapping their full potential.
Workforce’s editorial staff selected the 25 winners of the third-annual competition based on professional accomplishments and other achievements. And they are a diverse group representing some of the best HR practitioners and strategists under 40 years old. These workforce wunderkinds are also making their mark in compensation, rewards and recognition, employee communications and a variety of HR practices. They come from diverse industries including marketing, pharmaceutical, health care, academia and the federal government.
Some are at the earliest stages of their careers and others have several years of experience under their belts as well as advanced degrees. Many volunteer at nonprofit organizations in their communities and abroad. But all have demonstrated a passion and commitment to the HR profession.
As the economy and job market improve, these human resources professionals are well-positioned to help their companies and clients develop an engaged and competitive workforce.
Congratulations to all the winners.