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Announcing the Ram Charan HR Essay Contest

The National Academy of Human Resources (NAHR) announces the 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 following topic:

Human Resources Contributions to Global Business Competitiveness
How has HR strategy, policy or practices contributed to the performance of
organizations? Contributions could be direct, impacting revenue growth and return
on invested capital or indirect, impacting engagement, productivity and retention.

Cash prizes of $20,000, $10,000, and $5,000 U.S. will be awarded for the three best essays.
The essays should be a minimum of 5 to a maximum 20 pages, double spaced,
12 point font. The essays must be submitted by email (PDF format) and a hard
copy back up (by mail) to:

Richard Antoine, President, National Academy of Human Resources,
655 Longboat Club Road, Unit 16B, Longboat Key, FL 34228

The deadline for submission is June 15, 2011.

The essays will be evaluated and judged by a panel of distinguished HR professionals who are Fellows 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 profession 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.

The criteria for evaluating the award will be:
•Addresses the topic
•Provides original thoughts
•Adds value
•Readable and persuasive
•Academic or research references are a bonus

The winners of the essay contest will be announced at the NAHR annual installation of new Fellows on November 3, 2011 in New York City.

The awardees will be paid expenses to attend the ceremony.

Please direct inquiries to Richard Antoine, Email: