HR Spotlight

Remarkable members. Inspiring stories.

CPHR BC & Yukon is proud to launch its newest member recognition initiative: HR Spotlight. The HR Spotlight program recognizes a select group of remarkable CPHR BC & Yukon members who have made a significant impact in the workplace, conquered a daunting challenge, or been an inspiration to others.

Nominations for the 2022 HR Spotlight are now closed. Please contact the awards manager with any questions.

The HR Spotlight program is a brand-new member recognition program for CPHR BC & Yukon. The previous Professional Awards program has been recently phased out. CPHR BC & Yukon continues to recognize the accomplishments of our past Professional Award recipients and finalists here and we thank all those volunteers and sponsors who contributed to the past success of the Professional Awards program.

HR Spotlight Eligibility

  • Nominee must be a current member in good standing. 
  • Nominee must have held their membership for a minimum of three years. 
  • Preference is given to members who hold their CPHR designation or have CPHR Candidate status, but it is not required. 
  • Nominee must have made a significant impact in the workplace, overcome a major challenge, or otherwise have an inspiring story to tell. 

What We Are Looking For

As 2022 is the inaugural year of the HR Spotlight program, the major aspects or achievements detailed in the nomination should have occurred between January 2020 and the present. The Committee will be considering the following when reviewing the nominations:

  • Professionalism and Character
  • Innovation and Impact
  • Measurable Success / Performance
  • Leadership
  • Agility and Resilience
  • Intangibles

Review Process

The HR Spotlight Committee, composed of active, senior-level CPHR BC & Yukon members in the HR community, will review each nomination and recommend selected nominees for the HR Spotlight honour.

The HR Spotlight program provides an opportunity to shine the spotlight on a select group of members who are doing exceptional things. By moving away from a traditional competition format with restrictive categories and one or two winners, the HR Spotlight will be an inclusive process, celebrating the extraordinary and diverse work that CPHR BC & Yukon members are doing across the region.

Unsuccessful nominations may be re-nominated in subsequent years, so long as the eligibility and other criteria are still met.

Nomination Submission Checklist

  • Confirmation that the nominee is a current member in good standing.
  • Confirmation that the nominee has held their membership for a minimum of three years.
  • Completed nomination form, with consent from the nominee.
    • Description of how the nominee has made a significant impact in the workplace, overcame a challenge, or otherwise has an inspiring story to share. The major aspects or achievements detailed should have occurred between January 2020 and the present. Maximum 3,000 characters with spaces.
    • Two supporting letters that speak to the challenge/innovation/story outlined in the nomination. Each letter should be no more than 500 words on a single page and must explain the relationship between the nominee and the person writing the letter. Please combine the two letters into one single PDF document to be uploaded.
      • One letter must be from the nominee’s direct supervisor or a senior leader within their organization (past or present) or client (past or present). 
      • One letter must be from the nominee’s colleague or professional peer; this individual is preferably a CPHR BC & Yukon member, but this is not a requirement. 

Notification to the Nominee and the Nominator

Successful nominees will be notified by the Awards Manager after November 28, 2022.  

If the nominee is selected as a recipient, they will be asked to submit high-resolution photos to be used as part of the HR Spotlight program and promotion. The recipient will also be invited to attend the CPHR BC & Yukon Member Recognition Event on February 6, 2023, in Vancouver, BC.  At the event, the recipient will share a 2-minute acceptance speech on stage. If attendance is not possible, the recipient will provide a high-resolution video recording of their acceptance speech that will be shown during the event and possibly shared online on CPHR BC & Yukon’s website and/or social media. 

FAQs

Can a nominator nominate more than one eligible person?

Yes, provided each nominee meets the eligibility and nomination criteria.

Does the nominator need to be a CPHR BC & Yukon member?

No, the nominator does not need to be a CPHR BC & Yukon member. 

Can a past Professional Award recipient be nominated for the HR Spotlight?

Yes, provided they meet the eligibility and nomination criteria. 

How many recipients will be selected for 2022?

The goal is to have 10 HR Spotlight recipients each year; however, the final number will be dependent on the suitability of submissions received as per the committee’s review. 

Is there a fee to attend the Member Recognition Event on February 6, 2023?

Yes, the Member Recognition Event will be a gala dinner and tickets will be available for purchase in December. HR Spotlight recipients will receive a complimentary ticket for themselves to attend, plus the opportunity to purchase one discounted ticket for a guest. Additional tickets can be purchased at full price.  

Does the nominator have to speak at the Member Recognition Event?

No, the nominator is not required to speak at the Member Recognition Event. If the nominator wishes to attend the event, a ticket can be purchased.  

Are self nominations accepted?

Yes, you can nominate yourself.

If I cannot finish my nomination in one online session, how do I save my progress?

As long as you return to the online nomination form before the submission deadline using the same device and IP address, the system will save your in-progress submission and recognize you when you return.