Company of the Year
It was Starbucks' well-designed continued quest for improvement — the constant working to be an employer of choice for hourly employees and the willingness to address a workforce problem head on and with remorse — that drew the attention of HR in 2018.
Executive of the Year
As Cantieri and her team rolled out benefits to gig workers and crafted leading parental leave plans, they sought to serve their company and share their findings and best practices with others.
Innovator of the Year
By surveying thousands upon thousands of workers on prevalent workplace issues, Blind allows HR to take the pulse of their own departments and that of the American workforce.
Benefits Program of the Year
PwC decided to address the issue of engagement post-childbirth, and in doing so, it may have helped set a standard for family and caregiver support in corporate America.
Employee Initative of the Year
The education benefit provider has taken the old employee development formula and modernized it for an hourly worker market.