The HCM Spring Program has a dedicated focus on entries from corporate training, Learning, Talent, HR, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, and Sales Enablement. Corporations can either enter alone or together with a helping organization (such as a vendor, solution provider, or consultant).

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Helping organizations (vendors, solution providers and consultants) cannot enter alone in this program. Please see our Technology Fall Program, as an alternative.





Cost per Submission

575 USD



Winners of the upcoming 2024 program will be announced in three webinars on Aug. 22, 2024. Organizations beginning with letters A-G should register here. Organizations with letters H-P should register here. Organizations with letters Q-Z should register here.

2024 HCM
Program Information

If you are new to this program, you will need to create a profile before submitting an entry. Your profile will track entries year after year. If you are returning, please sign into your existing profile. If you do not remember your password, simply click the forgot password link to reset.

Pro tip: create a profile using a distribution email, such as bhgawards@companyname.com so that your team retains access in the event that the original submitter is no longer with the company or has transitioned roles.

You may download the submission form associated with each category below AND within the submission portal.

Once your profile is created, you may begin a new application and follow the instructions for submitting both a single application and/or multiple applications.

Awards are judged on the following criteria: fit the needs of the organization, design of the program, delivery of the program, measurable benefits, and overall impact.

Each element is worth 6 points, for a total of 30 points. Awards are based on total points.

That means some categories may have more awards than others. Some categories may not have any award winners if the entries don’t earn enough points.

Notifications will be sent to the primary email on your submission portal profile. (Please note that you no longer need to create a new login year after year. You may now create a profile to track submissions year after year, in this program)

  • One (1) complimentary digital certificate.
  • If you/your team attends the HCM Excellence Conference, one (1) complimentary commemorative plaque is provided per winning organization and presented on stage during the Awards Ceremony.
  • If you have granted publishing permission on your application, we will publish your entry in our Member Center – an extensive and exclusive research database available only to members.
  • Select award-winning teams may be selected to participate on speaking panels at our HCM Excellence Conference, as appropriate and when in alignment with our program.

Winning Organizations receive:

  • Opportunity for recognition and/or speaking on a panel at our HCM Excellence Conference
  • Discounted HCM Excellence Conference pass rates
  • A digital award badge for unlimited use
  • Inclusion in a Brandon Hall Group issued press release announcing the winners
  • Recognition on Brandon Hall Group’s website and social media communities – LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
  • Entries may be included in Brandon Hall Group blogs, research assets and other presentations
  • For solution providers that have submitted with client organizations: published case study entries with approval and opportunities for webinar sponsorship to share best practices

Participating Organizations receive:

  • A certificate of participation in PDF format
  • Discounted HCM Excellence Conference pass rates

Ready to Start Your Application?

2024 HCM Program
Categories by Program Area

Each category has a unique entry form. You may download our brochure for the full list of category descriptions and judging criteria. You may also download the entry form for each category within the brochure or from the category list.