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Announcing the 2012 National Academy of Human Resources
Ram Charan HR Essay Contest

The National Academy of Human Resources (NAHR) announces the 2012 Ram Charan HR Essay Contest.  Essays are requested from university undergrads and graduate students globally majoring in Human Resources, Industrial/Labor Relations or related fields for the following topic:

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?

Cash prizes of $20,000, $10,000, and $5,000 U.S.
awarded for the three best essays.

Requirements:
• Minimum 5, maximum 20 pages
• Double spaced
• 12 point font  
• Submit by email (PDF format) to
info@nationalacademyhr.org; Attention: Richard Antoine, President, NAHR; www.nationalacademyhr.org

Deadline June 15, 2012

Essays will be evaluated and judged by a panel of distinguished HR professionals – Fellows of the NAHR.  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”. 
 
Essay evaluation criteria:
• Addresses the topic
• Provides original thoughts
• Adds value
• Readable and persuasive
• Academic or research references are a bonus

Students may submit essays with or without faculty sponsor/advisor.  Faculty sponsor/adviser must provide a statement indicating why they are serving in this capacity and attesting to the statement: “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.”

Essay contest winners announced at the NAHR new Fellow ceremony on November 1, 2012 in New York City. 

The award is named for Dr. Ram Charan, an NAHR Distinguished Fellow and a world renowned author, speaker and business advisor.