Welcome to 2017! In this first issue of the year, we announce our annual list of Global Superstars. These thought leaders from around the world have taken the reigns on developing new talent management solutions, using technology to bring HR into the future, and providing valuable industry contributions. We would like to extend our sincere congratulations to this outstanding group!
What does it mean to be a Global Superstar? There are important traits that all HR executives need to be successful, but being specifically recognised as an industry leader requires something extra. This something extra is passion.
Being passionate about your work—and your people—is essential in this industry. We like to acknowledge leaders who operate with a focus on HR in their everyday lives. We see your efforts and we wholeheartedly applaud them.
This year, we have more nominations than ever—meaning we have more readers who are encouraged to nominate their peers and increase their visibility. We have also decided to show off our winners on social media— follow @HROToday or search #HRGIobalSuperstars on Twitter to find the whole list, and make sure to retweet!
In this issue, we also have a feature on recognition and why it’s so important—both for employee satisfaction and the business’ bottom line. The 2016 SHRM/Globoforce Employee Recognition Survey revealed that HR leaders perceive values-based recognition programmes as having a high ROI with regards to employee engagement, adding humanity to the workplace, reinforcing corporate values, and increasing employee happiness.
Specific platforms can help with improving a company’s recognition programme as well. We spoke with Rideau CEO Peter Hart about creating a company culture that attracts, retains, and engages people using recognition. The company developed the Vistance platform, which won the 2016 HRO Today EMEA iTalent Competition in November 2016. Learn why it won—and what it can do—in this issue.
Do you have any great ideas for the magazine? Email me at Belinda.Sharr@ SharedXpertise.com with suggestions and comments. We are always looking to hear from our global HR community!