Winners

2021 Business Excellence Awards

6th Annual 2021 Business Excellence Awards

Grand Winners (alphabetically)

ADP, Inc.
Barilla
Dell Technologies Education Services
Epicor Software Corporation
Halkbank
HiringThing
Panda Restaurant Group, Inc.
Panzura
Tapcheck
The Edge Picture Company

2021 Business Excellence Awards Winners

Employer Excellence for Career Growth, Development & Training
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Synechron Technologies | New York, NY USA | Accelerated career, innovative work and continuous upskilling programs |

Employer Excellence for Corporate Culture
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Panzura | San Jose, CA USA | Panzura’s culture and values define an extraordinary place to work |

Employer Excellence for Employee Involvement and Empowerment
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Avail | San Francisco, CA USA | Found my calling because Avail’s culture supported me |

Employer Excellence for Relocation, Work Remotely and Work from Home Opportunities
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
HiringThing | Bartonsville, PA USA | We’re experts when it comes to working remotely. |

Employer Excellence of the Year | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
GR0 | Los Angeles, CA USA | GR0’s Positive Company Culture in a Remote World |

Employer Excellence of the Year | Banking
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Halkbank | Istanbul, Turkey | Halkbank Supports Employees in Good Times and Bad Times |

Employer Excellence of the Year | Cloud Computing/SaaS/Internet
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
HiringThing | Bartonsville, PA USA | HiringThing’s fully remote, motivated team is small but mighty |

Employer Excellence of the Year | Europe
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Halkbank | Istanbul, Turkey | Halkbank Supports Employees in Good Times and Bad Times |

Advancing Diversity Within Community
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Barilla | Northbrook, IL USA | Barilla has been a catalyst for change regarding workplace diversity |

CEO of the Year (People-Focused)
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Panzura | San Jose, CA USA | Total transformation driven by laser focus on people and values | Jill Stelfox
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
Epicor Software Corporation | Austin, TX USA | Core cultural transformation that creates robust and sustainable organic growth. | Steve Murphy

Human Resources Executive of the Year
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Epicor Software Corporation | Austin, TX USA | Supporting employees during COVID-19 without compromising DEI initiatives. | Jignasha Amin Grooms

Internal Communications Professional of the Year
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Philip Morris International | Lausanne, Switzerland | Rewired internal comms to be all-digital during pandemic-era business transformation | Bessie Kokalis Pescio

HR IT, Tools and Services Team of the Year
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
isolved | Charlotte, NC USA | Kept employees employed and engaged. |

Learning-Training Team of the Year
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Panda Restaurant Group, Inc. | Rosemead, CA USA | Panda’s virtual training resulted in over 460 promotions since 2020. |

Learning & Development Team: Carlos Villa, Dora Lee, Flower Ho, Gianfrank Ortega, Jennifer Sun, Kalyn Molner, Kelsey Tang, Kevin Kwan, Kim Dinh, Tarena Chatman, Wilson Lau

Recruiting or Talent Acquisition Team of the Year
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Pan American Energy | Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina | PAE’s Employer Brand Program reached 3,041 young people |

Learning Management Solution
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
UNLU & Co | Istanbul, Turkey | UNLU Digital Academy 1 |

Payroll Management Solution
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
ADP, Inc. | Roseland, NJ USA | ROLL by ADP |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
Tapcheck | Tarzana, CA USA | Tapcheck | Ron Gaver (Co-founder and CEO) and Kayling Gaver (Co-founder and COO)

Products, Services, and Solutions for Asia-Pacific
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
PT Kawasan Industri Terpadu Batang | Batang, Central Java, Indonesia | Industrial Estate |

Products, Services, and Solutions for EMEA
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Everbridge | Burlington, MA USA | Public Warning Center |

Products, Services, and Solutions for USA
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Nu Skin Enterprises | Provo, UT USA | Beauty Focus Collagen+ |

Self-Service HR Solution
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Origin Energy | Melbourne, Australia | Deployment of employee self-service solution 1 |

Talent Management Solution
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
VNPT | Hanoi, Vietnam | The Talent Acquisition Management Solution – VNPT TAMS |

Compliance Training
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
The Edge Picture Company | London, United Kingdom | Film and eLearning |

Executive Producer – Pete Stevenson  Producer – Sachin Chande Director/DOP – Mark Blackman Camera Support – Nick Chandler  Sound Recordist – Chris Gayne  MUA – Alice Lancaster  Production Assistant – Lizzie Holmes 

CyberSecurity Training
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Raytheon Professional Services | Greater Manchester and Lancashire, United Kingdom | The Cyber Academy was delivered by an international team:, David Marriott – Account and Operations Manager, Paul Lee – Project Manager, Patti Lemons – Marketing, Tom Johnson – Cyber Security Trainer, Emma Green – Compliance Trainer, Majid Yaseen – Networking Trainer, Luisa Warren-Price – Quality Manager, Darren Parkin – Recruitment Manager, Stephanie Smith – Funding Manager, Cassie Marksman – Examinations, Vera Beck – Finance, Irina Fischer – Supplychain, Maria De Freitas Ebert – Head of Contracts 
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
Dell Technologies Education Services | Franklin, MA USA | Dell Technologies Data Protection & Management (DPM) Course | Biju Mathew, Saravanaraj Sridharan, Ayush Sogani, Murthy Adivi, Nikki Taluja, Payel Chakraborty

Information Technology (IT) Training
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Dell Technologies Education Services | Franklin, MA USA | Dell Technologies Data Engineering Course 1 | Biju Mathew, Saravanaraj Sridharan, Shikha Pandey, Murthy Adivi, Nikki Taluja

Literacy Training Managerial Training
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Dell Technologies Education Services | Franklin, MA USA | Services Digitalization: Foundations 1 | Rebecca Latson, Allyson McBreen, Lisa Mikkelsen, Raghavendra BV, Tamraparni Srikanth, Dawn Kelly, Jeetkumar Makadia, Manoj Kumar, Chethan R, Tharun M C, David Pinzon, Robert Bradley III, Andre Morrissen, Sheila Sullivan, Terri Cantor, Sudha Dhandapani

New Hire Training
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Allied Irish Banks plc | Dublin, Ireland | AIB Graduate Recruitment Programme |

Quality Training Safety Training
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
The Edge Picture Company | London, United Kingdom | Film and eLearning |

Executive Producer – Pete Stevenson  Producer – Max Barnes Yallowley  Self-Shooting Director – Mark Blackman  Camera Operator – Nick Chandler Camera Assistant – Eugen Ebanca Sound Recordist – Rhys Adams Production Assistant – Kevin Chemuka  Production Assistant – Jasmine Scrogie

Training Program of the Year | Europe
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
TISK (Turkish Confederation of Employer Associations) | Ankara, Turkey | TISK Academy 1 |

Milestone of the Year | Partners and Distribution Growth
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
HiringThing | Bartonsville, PA USA | Enabled 50% more employers (5,000+) to streamline their hiring. |

Startup of the Year | Artificial Intelligence
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Avalance Global Solutions | Mumbai, Maharastra, India | Zeustride, the world’s first AI-based solution to stop Online Piracy |

Manan Shah, Ravi Ganatra.
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
SmartFox Technologies™ | Carolina Beach, NC USA | Select as finalist/winners of fifteen 2021 major awards |

Startup of the Year | Business Products
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Xevant | Draper, UT USA | Xevant’s revolutionary platform provides automated analytics for pharmacy benefits experts. | Brandon Newman, Xevant CEO and Founder

The Xevant Team 
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
MaryMarg Enterprise | Accra, Greater Accra Region, Ghana | Best Cereal Mixed Manufacturing Company in Ghana | Mary Akweley Ankrah
BRONZE GLOBEE® WINNER
ÉSECÈ Group, Industrial Solutions | Montcada i Reixac, Barcelona, Spain | Internal communication action or campaign (Rebranding) | Sergio Cortijo Guerra

Startup of the Year | Business Services
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Tapcheck | Tarzana, CA USA | Tapcheck Has Achieved An Average Of 30% Month-Over-Month Revenue Growth |

Ron Gaver (Co-founder and CEO) and Kayling Gaver (Co-founder and COO)
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNERS
1903 Public Relations | Fresno, CA USA | Elevating Black and Brown Founders Who Would Otherwise Be Ignored |
Archer Realty Investments | Dallas, TX USA | 100% Tenant Satisfaction in Residential Rental Leasing | Sunil Tanuku
ÉSECÈ Group, Industrial Solutions | Montcada i Reixac, Barcelona, Spain | Internal communication action or campaign (Rebranding) | Sergio Cortijo Guerra
BRONZE GLOBEE® WINNERS
Archer Realty Investments | Frisco, TX USA | 100% Tenant Satisfaction in Residential Rental Leasing | Sunil Tanuku, Bhavita Mamilla
Biye Biye | London | Helping young people find employment and gaining experience | Fateha Majid
Cabax International Schools | Ota, Ogun state, Nigeria | 89 students in one session | ADIO BABATUNDE ABIODUN
JC Legal | Hong Kong | Growing 10+ startups with affordable legal services | Janice Chew
SmartFox Technologies™ | Carolina Beach, NC USA | Select as finalist/winners of fifteen 2021 major awards |

Startup of the Year | IT Cloud/SaaS
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
SmartFox Technologies™ | Carolina Beach, NC USA | Select as finalist/winners of fifteen 2021 major awards |

Startup of the Year | IT Services
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
GraffersID | Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India | Most Trusted Software Development Company: World HRD Conference US |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
Student Shelter In Computers | Lahore, Pakistan | Abbas Shahid Baqir Youngest Entrepreneur Wins Arab Cyber Security Awards | Abbas Shahid Baqir

Startup of the Year | IT Software
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
R Reflections Ltd | Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom | Developing and launching R Reflections | Rebecca Mabbett

Startup of the Year | Security Services
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Firestorm Dynamics, LLC | Burlington, MA USA | CMMC Compliance |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
Fi911 | Tampa Bay, FL USA | Reduced Financial Leakages during COVID by up to 50 percent | Monica Eaton-Cardone

Startup of the Year | Others
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
DrOwl | Albuquerque, NM USA | Enables patients to access, understand, and share their medical records. |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNERS
Archer Realty Investments | Frisco, TX USA | 100% Tenant Satisfaction in Residential Rental Leasing | Sunil Tanuku, Bhavita Mamilla
ÉSECÈ Group, Industrial Solutions | Montcada i Reixac, Barcelona, Spain | Internal communication action or campaign (Rebranding) | Sergio Cortijo Guerra

Executive Hero of the Year | Effective Leadership During COVID-19
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
1903 Public Relations | Fresno, CA USA | Meeting Employee Needs Helped Keep Business Growing | Katherine Verducci
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNERS
Chargebacks911 | Tampa Bay, FL USA | Successfully Protected 1+ Billion Online Transactions during COVID’s Worst Months | Monica Eaton-Cardone
DrOwl | Albuquerque, NM | DrOwl: Free Covid-19 Screening & Contact Tracing Solution For Organizations | Arvind Raichur
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, NY USA | Donating over $400,000 and providing immune support around the globe | Jason Provenzano
BRONZE GLOBEE® WINNERS
JC Legal | Hong Kong | Consult a lawyer securely online and support charity | Janice Chew
Maxwell Scott Bags Limited | York, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom | Having the most successful year during Covid-19 | Julia Munder

HR Team of the Year | Effective During COVID-19
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Panda Restaurant Group, Inc. | Rosemead, CA, USA | Panda’s L&D Team transformed training for continuous development during COVID-19 | Learning & Development Team: Carlos Villa, Dora Lee, Flower Ho, Gianfrank Ortega, Jennifer Sun, Kalyn Molner, Kelsey Tang, Kevin Kwan, Kim Dinh, Tarena Chatman, Wilson Lau
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
Halkbank | Istanbul, Turkey | Halkbank Supports Employees in Pandemic Via Social Support Service |

Employer of the Year | Stepping Up to Help Employees During COVID-19
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Halkbank | Istanbul, Turkey | Halkbank Supports Employees in Pandemic Via Social Support Service |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNERS
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, NY USA | Swift work-from-home implementation, still surpassing $25 million annual revenue goal | Jason Provenzano
AgreeYa Solutions | Folsom, CA USA | AgreeYa prioritized employee well-being amid COVID-19 |
BRONZE GLOBEE® WINNERS
Archer Realty Investments | Frisco, TX USA | 100% Tenant Satisfaction in Residential Rental Leasing | Sunil Tanuku, Bhavita Mamilla
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, NY USA | Donating $400,000+ to direct relief funds, local and international nourishment |

Company Response of the Year
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNERS
Barilla | Northbrook, IL USA | Barilla ensures it puts people first always |
Jasco Products | Oklahoma City, OK USA | Donated $1 million to COVID-19 relief and vaccinated team members. |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNERS
Chargebacks911 | Tampa Bay, FL USA | More than 1 Billion Transactions Protected from FinTech Fraud | Monica Eaton-Cardone
Dollar General Corporation | Goodlettsville, TN USA | Appreciating Employees and Serving Communities With Affordable Essentials |
DrOwl | Albuquerque, NM USA | DrOwl: Free Covid-19 Screening & Contact Tracing Solution For Organizations |
Mary Kay Inc. | Addison, TX USA | Manufactured hand sanitizer to support first responders around the world |
rankingCoach | Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany | Introduced free digital marketing app tailored for small, local businesses. |

CEO: Daniel Wette COO: Thomas Meierkord CTO: Marius Gerdan CFO: Maximilian Senff AND the whole rankingCoach team which made it happen.  
Synechron Technologies | New York, NY USA | The Pandemic management in the most resilient manner |
BRONZE GLOBEE® WINNERS
L A Technologies Pvt Ltd | Mumbai, Maharashtra, India | During this COVID-19 we did good projects. | Lawrence Albert
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, NY USA | Serving an unprecedented client volume and nearing $30 million |
Maxwell Scott Bags Limited | York, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom | Having the most successful year during Covid-19 | William Forshaw, Charlotte Forshaw, Becky Glanville, Helen Forrest, Julia Munder
Pan American Energy | Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina | SME support plan preserved local socioeconomic development in pandemic times |
Sellmark Corporation | Mansfield, TX USA | Responded to Covid-19 with rapid comprehensive safety plan. |
SpryLyfe | Parker, CO USA | Providing supplemental medical grade oxygen to those in need |

Company Rethinking of the Year
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
DrOwl | Albuquerque, NM USA | DrOwl: Free Covid-19 Screening & Contact Tracing Solution For Organizations |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
Chargebacks911 | Tampa Bay, FL USA | Successfully protected 1 Billion Transactions during COVID’s 5 Worst Months | Monica Eaton-Cardone
BRONZE GLOBEE® WINNERS
AgreeYa Solutions | Folsom, CA USA | AgreeYa Leveraged Advanced Technologies to Overcome Work From Home Challenges |
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, NY USA | Serving an unprecedented client volume and nearing $30 million |
Phare Ponleu Selpak | Battambang, Cambodia | Broke world record to galvanize a nation & transform profile |

Phare Ponleu Selpak team – event lead and manager. Jaime Gill – concept and creative communications lead. Lindsay Brown – project manager. Enjoy Productions – gala hosts and managers. Cellcard – partners and sponsors. The artists of Phare Ponleu Selpak and Phare Social Enterprise – record-breaking performances.

Company Innovation of the Year | Tackling COVID-19 with Innovative Ways
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
ADP, Inc. | Roseland, NJ USA | Providing free services to help small businesses navigate COVID-19 changes |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNERS
R Reflections Ltd | Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom | Developing and launching R Reflections | Rebecca Mabbett
SoftServe Inc. | Austin, TX USA | Camera-based approaches to ensure proper social distancing and health indicators |
BRONZE GLOBEE® WINNERS
Avalance Global Solutions | Mumbai, Maharashtra, India | Zeustride, the world’s first AI-based solution to stop Online Piracy |

Manan Shah, Ravi Ganatra.
DRACOON GmbH | Regensburg, Germany | Sending test results for COVID-19 with highest security standards |
DrOwl | Albuquerque, NM USA | DrOwl: Free Covid-19 Screening & Contact Tracing Solution For Organizations |
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, NY USA | Donating over $400,000 and providing immune support around the globe |

Company Work-From-Home Implementation of the Year
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited | Mumbai, Maharashtra, India | From 100% on-premises to 100% remote working in 50 days |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
The Writers Community | Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India | Provided more than 300 jobs to freelancers. |
BRONZE GLOBEE® WINNERS
AgreeYa Solutions | Folsom, CA USA | AgreeYa successfully transitioned its entire workforce to remote working overnight. |
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, NY USA | Swift work-from-home implementation, still surpassing $25 million annual revenue goal |

Company Business Reopening of the Year
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Chargebacks911 | Tampa Bay, FL USA | During COVID’s worst 5 months, protected 1+ billion eCommerce transactions | Monica Eaton-Cardone

Most Innovative Use of HR Technology During the Pandemic
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
KGHM Polska Miedz S.A. | Lubin, Poland | Complex anti-COVID HR System |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
Applus+ | Madrid, Spain | Remote collaboration amongst all involved in recruitment processes |

2020 Business Excellence Awards | Pillar Awards Winners

5th Annual 2020 Pillar World Awards

Grand Winners (alphabetically)

ADP
Liveops
Makers Nutrition
Rimini Street

2020 Pillar World Awards Winners

Great Overall Workplace of the Year
GOLD WINNER
Madwire® | Fort Collins, Colorado USA | Growth |
SILVER WINNER
Student Shelter In Computers | Lahore | Youngest Entrepreneur Awards Win for Pakistan | Abbas Shahid Baqir | Abbas Shahid Baqir

Great Workplace for Career Growth, Development & Training
GOLD WINNER
Frank Recruitment Group | Newcastle, London | Giving employees endless opportunities for growth and career progression. |

Great Workplace for Creative People
GOLD WINNER
Student Shelter In Computers | Lahore | Youngest Entrepreneur Awards Win for Pakistan | Abbas Shahid Baqir | Abbas Shahid Baqir

Great Workplace for Leadership Commitment
GOLD WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, New York, United States | Pandemic precautions, highest revenue, reaching ~$30 million, improved corporate culture | Jason Provenzano
SILVER WINNER
Student Shelter In Computers | Lahore | Youngest Entrepreneur Awards Win for Pakistan | Abbas Shahid Baqir | Abbas Shahid Baqir

Great Workplace of the Year | Artificial Intelligence
GOLD WINNER
Avalance Global Solutions | Mumbai, India | Forbes : Tycoons of Tomorrow | Manan Shah
SILVER WINNER
Student Shelter In Computers | Lahore | Youngest Entrepreneur Awards Win for Pakistan | Abbas Shahid Baqir | Abbas Shahid Baqir

Great Workplace of the Year | Business Products
GOLD WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, New York, United States | Pandemic precautions, highest revenue, reaching ~$30 million, improved corporate culture | Makers Nutrition

Great Workplace of the Year | Business Services
GOLD WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, New York, United States | Pandemic precautions, highest revenue, reaching ~$30 million, improved corporate culture | Jason Provenzano
SILVER WINNER
Student Shelter In Computers | Lahore | Youngest Entrepreneur Awards Win for Pakistan | Abbas Shahid Baqir | Abbas Shahid Baqir

Great Workplace of the Year | Consulting
GOLD WINNER
DuPont Sustainable Solutions | Le Grand Saconnex, Geneva, Switzerland | Retaining and motivating employees with strong vision and consistent engagement |
SILVER WINNER
Student Shelter In Computers | Lahore | Youngest Entrepreneur Awards Win for Pakistan | Abbas Shahid Baqir | Abbas Shahid Baqir

Great Workplace of the Year | Consumer Products – Non-Durables
GOLD WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, New York, United States | Pandemic precautions, highest revenue, reaching ~$30 million, improved corporate culture | Jason Provenzano

Great Workplace of the Year | Consumer Services
GOLD WINNER
Student Shelter In Computers | Lahore | Youngest Entrepreneur Awards Win for Pakistan | Abbas Shahid Baqir | Abbas Shahid Baqir

Great Workplace of the Year | Education and Training
GOLD WINNER
Student Shelter In Computers | Lahore | Youngest Entrepreneur Awards Win for Pakistan | Abbas Shahid Baqir | Abbas Shahid Baqir

Great Workplace of the Year | Healthcare Products & Services
GOLD WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, New York, United States | Pandemic precautions, highest revenue, reaching ~$30 million, improved corporate culture | Jason Provenzano

Great Workplace of the Year | Information Technology Cloud/SaaS
SILVER WINNER
Avalance Global Solutions | Mumbai, India | Forbes : Tycoons of Tomorrow | Manan Shah

Great Workplace of the Year | Information Technology Services
GOLD WINNER
Rimini Street | Las Vegas, Nevada – United States | Rimini Street making employees & clients highest priority during pandemic. |
SILVER WINNER
Student Shelter In Computers | Lahore | Youngest Entrepreneur Awards Win for Pakistan | Abbas Shahid Baqir | Abbas Shahid Baqir
BRONZE WINNER
Avalance Global Solutions | Mumbai, India | Forbes : Tycoons of Tomorrow | Manan Shah

Great Workplace of the Year | Information Technology Software
GOLD WINNER
Madwire® | Fort Collins, Colorado USA | Growth |
SILVER WINNER
Avalance Global Solutions | Mumbai, India | Forbes : Tycoons of Tomorrow | Manan Shah

Great Workplace of the Year | Manufacturing
GOLD WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, New York, United States | Pandemic precautions, highest revenue, reaching ~$30 million, improved corporate culture | Jason Provenzano

Great Workplace of the Year | Security Services
SILVER WINNERS
Avalance Global Solutions | Mumbai, India | Forbes : Tycoons of Tomorrow | Manan Shah
Student Shelter In Computers | Lahore | Youngest Entrepreneur Awards Win for Pakistan | Abbas Shahid Baqir | Abbas Shahid Baqir

Great Workplace of the Year | Asia-Pacific
GOLD WINNER
Rimini Street | Las Vegas, Nevada – United States | Rimini Street making employees & clients highest priority during pandemic. |
SILVER WINNER
Student Shelter In Computers | Lahore | Youngest Entrepreneur Awards Win for Pakistan | Abbas Shahid Baqir | Abbas Shahid Baqir

Great Workplace of the Year | Latin America
GOLD WINNER
Rimini Street | Las Vegas, Nevada – United States | Rimini Street making employees & clients highest priority during pandemic. |

Great Workplace of the Year | USA
GOLD WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge New York, United States | Pandemic precautions, highest revenue, reaching ~$30 million, improved corporate culture | Jason Provenzano
SILVER WINNER
Madwire® | Fort Collins, Colorado USA | Growth |

Advancing Diversity Within Community
GOLD WINNER
New Heights Educational Group, Inc | Defiance, Ohio, USA | Expanding educational opportunities for all | Pamela Clark, Marina Klimi, Michael Anderson, Jyoti Aggarwal, Tyler Maxey-Billings, Enjoli Baker, Erika Hanson, Sheila Wright,  Padmapriya (Priya) Kedharnath, Allene Yue,  Sampan Chaudhuri, Julia Landy, Frani Wyner, Kaitlyn Rottingen, Khrista-Cheryl Cendana, Bruno Moses Patrick,  Nimisha Basarkar, Caroline Chen, Aayush Gauba, Sarika Gauba, Nayana Mogre, Elizabeth White, Rhone-Ann Huang, Charlote Picardo, Alina Sheikh,  Hamsatu Bolori, Buffie Williams, Ming Wei Chong, Chinmay Arvind,  Ruzzel Solayao, Jane Wen, Rachel Fay,  Jacqueline (Jakki) Taylor , Kristen Congedo, Leah Sedy, 

Advancing Global Diversity
GOLD WINNER
MorrisCookies Science & Development OU | Harju maakond, Kuusalu vald, Pudisoo küla, Männimäe, 74626 Estonia | FROM AGROECOLOGY TO HUMAN BEING | Too many parties involved.
SILVER WINNER
New Heights Educational Group, Inc | Defiance, Ohio, USA | Creating leadership opportunities for National and International Students | Pamela Clark, Marina Klimi, Michael Anderson, Jyoti Aggarwal, Tyler Maxey-Billings, Enjoli Baker, Erika Hanson, Sheila Wright, Padmapriya (Priya) Kedharnath, Sampan Chaudhuri, Julia Landy, Frani Wyner, Kaitlyn Rottingen, Khrista-Cheryl Cendana, Bruno Moses Patrick,  Nimisha Basarkar, Caroline Chen, Aayush Gauba, Sarika Gauba, Nayana Mogre, Elizabeth White, Hamsatu Bolori, Buffie Williams, Ming Wei Chong, Chinmay Arvind, Ruzzel Solayao, Jane Wen, Rachel Fay, Jacqueline (Jakki) Taylor , Kristen Congedo, Leah Sedy,  Allene Yue Aayush Gauba  Alina Sheikh Caroline Chen Doyoon “Dean” Kim Fatima Saad   Rhone-Ann Huang   Anagha Sridharan   Charlotte Picardo Michelle Alwin Diya Sharma Dannah Altiti Ashmeet Kaur Mariam Qudoos Israa Hammond
BRONZE WINNER
Avalance Global Solutions | Mumbai, India | Forbes : Tycoons of Tomorrow | Manan Shah

Corporate Diversity Achievement of the Year
GOLD WINNER
Avalance Global Solutions | Mumbai, India | Forbes : Tycoons of Tomorrow | Manan Shah

Diversity Hiring Team of the Year
GOLD WINNER
New Heights Educational Group, Inc | Defiance, Ohio USA | Volunteers bringing on new Volunteers | Pamela Clark, Jyoti Aggarwal, Caroline Chen, Nimisha Basarkar
SILVER WINNER
Avalance Global Solutions | Mumbai, India | Forbes : Tycoons of Tomorrow | Manan Shah

Diversity in Technology Companies
SILVER WINNERS
Avalance Global Solutions | Mumbai, India | Forbes : Tycoons of Tomorrow | Manan Shah
Student Shelter In Computers | Lahore | Youngest Entrepreneur Awards Win for Pakistan | Abbas Shahid Baqir | Abbas Shahid Baqir

Diversity Leadership of the Year
GOLD WINNER
New Heights Educational Group, Inc | Defiance, Ohio USA | Inspiring programs and amazing growth | Pamela Clark, Marina Klimi, Michael Anderson, Jyoti Aggarwal, Tyler Maxey-Billings, Enjoli Baker, Erika Hanson, Sheila Wright, Padmapriya (Priya) Kedharnath, Allene Yue, Sampan Chaudhuri, Julia Landy, Frani Wyner, Kaitlyn Rottingen, Khrista-Cheryl Cendana, Bruno Moses Patrick,  Nimisha Basarkar, Caroline Chen, Aayush Gauba, Sarika Gauba, Nayana Mogre, Elizabeth White, Rhone-Ann Huang, Charlote Picardo, Alina Sheikh, Hamsatu Bolori, Buffie Williams, Ming Wei Chong, Chinmay Arvind, Ruzzel Solayao, Jane Wen, Rachel Fay, Jacqueline (Jakki) Taylor , Kristen Congedo, Leah Sedy,  Allene Yue Aayush Gauba  Alina Sheikh  Caroline Chen Doyoon “Dean” Kim  Fatima Saad  Rhone-Ann Huang Anagha Sridharan Charlotte Picardo  Michelle Alwin  Diya Sharma Dannah Altiti  Ashmeet Kaur  Mariam Qudoos Israa Hammond
SILVER WINNER
Avalance Global Solutions | Mumbai, India | Forbes : Tycoons of Tomorrow | Manan Shah
BRONZE WINNER
Student Shelter In Computers | Lahore | Youngest Entrepreneur Awards Win for Pakistan | Abbas Shahid Baqir | Abbas Shahid Baqir

Diversity of Perspectives
GOLD WINNER
INTBAU Pakistan | Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan | Changing global mindsets through introducing innovative local techniques and concepts | Yasmeen Lari Shanaz Ramzi Murad Jamil Samra Mohsin Khan Tariq Qaiser Khadija Jamal Haadi Rizvi Khadija Jamal Fauzia Asad Asad I. A. Khan  

Diversity Team of the Year
GOLD WINNER
Apples and Oranges Public Relations | New York City | Our Employees are from different parts of the world |
SILVER WINNER
New Heights Educational Group, Inc | Defiance, Ohio USA | Expanding our services and amazing growth | Pamela Clark, Marina Klimi, Michael Anderson, Jyoti Aggarwal, Tyler Maxey-Billings, Enjoli Baker, Erika Hanson, Sheila Wright, Padmapriya (Priya) Kedharnath, Allene Yue, Sampan Chaudhuri, Julia Landy, Frani Wyner, Kaitlyn Rottingen, Khrista-Cheryl Cendana, Bruno Moses Patrick,  Nimisha Basarkar, Caroline Chen, Aayush Gauba, Sarika Gauba, Nayana Mogre, Elizabeth White, Rhone-Ann Huang, Charlote Picardo, Alina Sheikh, Hamsatu Bolori, Buffie Williams, Ming Wei Chong, Chinmay Arvind, Ruzzel Solayao, Jane Wen, Rachel Fay, Jacqueline (Jakki) Taylor , Kristen Congedo, Leah Sedy,  Doyoon “Dean” Kim  Fatima Saad  Anagha Sridharan Michelle Alwin  Diya Sharma Dannah Altiti  Ashmeet Kaur  Mariam Qudoos Israa Hammond
BRONZE WINNERS
Avalance Global Solutions | Mumbai, India | Forbes : Tycoons of Tomorrow | Manan Shah
PR WIRE | SRI LANKA- WESTERN- COLOMBO | Winner World PR Awards 2019 |
Student Shelter In Computers | Lahore | Youngest Entrepreneur Awards Win for Pakistan | Abbas Shahid Baqir | Abbas Shahid Baqir

Management Diversity of the Year
GOLD WINNER
New Heights Educational Group, Inc | Defiance, Ohio USA | 95 volunteers promoting the NHEG mission | Pamela Clark, Marina Klimi, Michael Anderson, Jyoti Aggarwal, Tyler Maxey-Billings, Enjoli Baker, Erika Hanson, Sheila Wright, Padmapriya (Priya) Kedharnath, Allene Yue, Aayush Gauba, Khrista-Cheryl Cendana, Bruno Moses Patrick,  Caroline Chen, Aayush Gauba, Sarika Gauba, Nayana Mogre, Rhone-Ann Huang, Charlote Picardo, Alina Sheikh, Buffie Williams, Ming Wei Chong, Ruzzel Solayao, Jane Wen, Rachel Fay, Jacqueline (Jakki) Taylor , Kristen Congedo, 

CEO of the Year (People-Focused)
GOLD WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, New York, United States | Pandemic precautions, highest revenue, reaching ~$30 million, improved corporate culture | Makers Nutrition

Achievement in Respectful Culture
GOLD WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, New York, United States | Revitalized morale, largest charity donation, respectful and responsible work environment |

Benefits Management Solution
GOLD WINNER
Total Administrative Services Corporation | Madison, WI USA | Universal Benefit Account |

Human Resource Management System
GOLD WINNER
ADP | Roseland, New Jersey, USA | HR Pro |

Payroll Management Solution
GOLD WINNER
ADP | Roseland, New Jersey, USA | RUN Powered by ADP® |

Talent Management Solution
GOLD WINNER
Tokio Marine North America Services | New York City, New York, United States of America | Tokio Marine 2100: Navigating the Future |

New Hire Training
GOLD WINNER
Liveops | Scottsdale, AZ, United States | Remotely onboarded 20,000 new customer service agents during the pandemic. Liveops University |

Outstanding Employee of the Year
GOLD WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, New York, United States | Exceptional company savings, customer care, leading us to ~$30 million | Stephen Finnegan
SILVER WINNER
Apples and Oranges Public Relations | New York City | 24 global media placement for client’s virtual event | Sonali Hitesh Mehta

Outstanding Contractor of the Year
GOLD WINNER
Liveops | Scottsdale, AZ, United States | Hired 20,000 contracted customer service agents during the pandemic. |

Executive Hero of the Year | Effective Leadership During COVID-19
GOLD WINNER
CSS Corp | Milpitas | IT Maven who delivers industry-defying outcomes using an Employee-first approach | Manish Tandon
SILVER WINNERS
Digital Air Strike | Scottsdale | Offered New Technology to Help Businesses Operate During COVID-19 | Alexi Venneri
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, New York, United States | Donating $105,000 to direct relief funds, local and international nourishment | Jason Provenzano

HR Team of the Year| Effective During COVID-19
GOLD WINNER
Panda Restaurant Group, Inc. | Rosemead, CA – USA | University of Panda elevates people development through virtual training. | Learning & Development Team: Carlos Villa, Dora Lee, Flower Ho, Gianfrank Ortega, Jennifer Sun, Kalyn Molner, Kelsey Tang, Kevin Kwan, Kim Dinh, Tarena Chatman, Wilson Lau Decentralized Learning & Development Team: Autumn Tripp, Cindy Amrani, Hannah Goudie, Helen Lin, Linda Pan, Meghedi Eissagholian, Natalia Djajaremadja, Rachel Bai, Yuyu Chen

Employer of the Year | Stepping Up to Help Employees During COVID-19
GOLD WINNER
Clean Energy | Newport Beach, CA, USA | Achieved constant communications with employees while keeping them safe |
SILVER WINNER
Coalfire | Westminster, Colorado, USA | Our swift transition to a 100% remote work model |
BRONZE WINNERS
CSS Corp | Milpitas | CSS Corp- Torchbearers of exemplary employee centricity during crisis |
DuPont Sustainable Solutions | Geneva, GE, Switzerland | Protecting jobs and focusing on the employee experience |
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, New York, United States | Donating $105,000 to direct relief funds, local and international nourishment | Jason Provenzano

Company Response of the Year
GOLD WINNER
E.A.T. w/Culinary Professionals | New York City | One Mission: Feed 10,000 New Yorkers per day. | James Peterson
SILVER WINNER
Jasco Products | Oklahoma City, OK, USA | Jasco donated $1 million to COVID-19 relief across the nation. |
BRONZE WINNERS
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, New York, United States | Donating $105,000 to direct relief funds, local and international nourishment |
PostNet NY139 | New York City | Free menu printing to help the restaurants during Covid-19 | Calvin Thomas

Company Rethinking of the Year
GOLD WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, New York, United States | Donating $105,000 to direct relief funds, local and international nourishment |

Company Innovation of the Year | Tackling COVID-19 with Innovative Ways
GOLD WINNER
Ansys | Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. | Using engineering simulations to educate people on how COVID-19 spreads | Ansys Employees Aleksandra Egelja-Maruszewski Marc Horner Shailesh Ozarkar  Thierry Marchal Robert Harwood Ming Xu Jayesh Mutyal  Luke Munholand  Kringan Saha Hossam Metwally  Pravin Nakod  Kishor Ramaswamy Ghita Zouiten Ali Najafi Saeed Jahangirian Jack Zhang Gil Lee Henry Zhang Yi Zhang Grace Hu Sreedevi Krishnan Reza Mousavi Matthieu Paquet Muhammad Sami Valerio Viti Walter Schwarz Philippe Laguna Tejas Rao Prem Andrade Vivek Kumar Sourabh Shrivastava Himangshu Bora Sravan Kumar Nallamothu Harshrajsinh Jadeja Viral Gandhi Tomasz Stelmach  Facundo Del Pin  Rodrigo Paz  Nicolas Dalmasso  ·Kevin Colburn  ·Mary Kate Joyce   University and industrial partners: Prof. Yu Feng, Oklahoma State University  Prof. Bert Blocken, Technology University Eindhoven & KU Leuven,   Prof. Guruswamy Kumaraswamy,  Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay Prof. Abhay Karandikar, Director, IIT Kanpur Associate Prof. Markus Chmielus, University of Pittsburgh Prof. Wayne Strasser, Liberty University Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso (TTUHSC) The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) Chris Danek, Bessel John Hartner, CEO of ExOne
SILVER WINNER
eSight | Toronto, Ontario, Canada | eSight provided visually impaired remote workers with accessible technology quickly |
BRONZE WINNERS
Digital Air Strike | Scottsdale | Free technology provided allows businesses to connect virtually with consumers |
hc1 | Indianapolis, IN, United States | Applied innovative platform to improve COVID-19 outcomes and public safety. |

Company Work-From-Home Implementation of the Year
GOLD WINNER
Avalance Global Solutions | Mumbai | Technology of the year by Entrepreneur of the year | Manan Shah

Most Innovative Workplace Redesign of the Year
GOLD WINNER
Digital Air Strike | Scottsdale | Providing a safe office with no employees getting Covid-19. |
BRONZE WINNER
COMMUNITY POLICING | AURANGABADAUR MAHARASHTRA INDIA | RAM PLANTATION PLASMA | RAM

2019 Business Excellence Awards | Pillar Awards Winners

4th Annual 2019 Pillar World Awards

Employer of the Year | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations
GOLD WINNER
C-4 Analytics | Wakefield, MA USA | Has taken the initiative to highlight outstanding employees. |
SILVER WINNER
Mirus Promotions, Inc. | San Diego, CA, USA | Reached 10 years in business as a female-run company |
BRONZE WINNERS
AQP Consulting | Nashville, TN USA | Maximizing the impact of small nonprofits | Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier
Mirus Promotions, Inc. | San Diego, CA, USA | Redefined company vision and core values |
Mirus Promotions, Inc. | San Diego, CA, USA | Restructured company to streamline business practices and create growth opportunities |

Employer of the Year | Business Products
GOLD WINNER
Cosmique Global Inc | New York, NY, USA | Employee-centric environment, resulting in better productivity, work-life balance, customer satisfaction. | Anjali Chugh

Employer of the Year | Business Services
GOLD WINNER
Digital Air Strike | Scottsdale, Arizona, United States of America | Increasing employee engagement and delivering great results to clients. |
SILVER WINNER
Cosmique Global Inc | New York, NY, USA | Employee-centric environment, resulting in better productivity, work-life balance, customer satisfaction. | Anjali Chugh
BRONZE WINNERS
AQP Consulting | Nashville, TN USA | Maximizing the impact of small nonprofits | Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier
Student Shelter In Computers | Lahore Punjab Pakistan | Youngest Entrepreneur Awards Win for Pakistan in Dubai | Abbas Shahid Baqir

Employer of the Year | Cloud Computing/SaaS/Internet
GOLD WINNER
AppsCo Inc. | St. Loius, Missouri, USA | Arch grants winner | Geir Christian Karlsen – CEO

Employer of the Year | Consulting
GOLD WINNER
Cosmique Global Inc | New York, NY, USA | Employee-centric environment, resulting in better productivity, work-life balance, customer satisfaction. | Anjali Chugh
SILVER WINNER
AQP Consulting | Nashville, TN USA | Maximizing the impact of small nonprofits | Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier
BRONZE WINNER
Student Shelter In Computers | Lahore Punjab Pakistan | Youngest Entrepreneur Awards Win for Pakistan in Dubai | Abbas Shahid Baqir

Employer of the Year | Food & Beverage
GOLD WINNER
Panda Restaurant Group | Rosemead, CA, USA | Since 1973, we have touched lives through our 2,200+ locations. |

Employer of the Year | Information Technology Software
GOLD WINNER
ZOOM International | Franklin, TN 37067 | 87 NPS Score for trailing 365 days |

Employer of the Year | Manufacturing
GOLD WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, NY USA | Jason Provenzano has instated a profit-share 401k for all employees | Jason Provenzano

Employer of the Year | Media & Entertainment
GOLD WINNER
Happily Ever After Parties | Cheyenne | Princess | Kristina Wester, Charles Madden

Employer of the Year | Telecommunications
GOLD WINNER
VOX Network Solutions | Brisbane, CA United States | Established formal company program to encourage employees to give. | VOX Network Solutions Employees

Employer of the Year | USA
GOLD WINNER
C-4 Analytics | Wakefield, MA USA | C-4 offers benefits to employees to make their work-life enjoyable. |
BRONZE WINNERS
AQP Consulting | Nashville, TN USA | Maximizing the impact of small nonprofits | Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier
Jordan Thomas Foundation | Nashville, TN USA | Allowing children affected by limb loss prostheses coverage | Jordan Thomas, Vic Thomas, Liz Kennedy Thomas, Jim Rogers, Bill Russell, Susan Rich, Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier

Best Employer Achievement of the Year
GOLD WINNER
C-4 Analytics | Wakefield, MA USA | Employees are shown that their contributions are welcome and highly-valued |
SILVER WINNER
Student Shelter In Computers | Lahore Punjab Pakistan | Youngest Entrepreneur Awards Win for Pakistan in Dubai | Abbas Shahid Baqir
BRONZE WINNERS
AQP Consulting | Nashville, TN USA | Mental health inclusion in HR policies | Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier
Jordan Thomas Foundation | Nashville, TN USA | We relocated to Nashville, TN and established national partners | Jordan Thomas, Liz Kennedy Thomas, Vic Thomas, Jim Rogers, Bill Russell, Susan Rich, Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier

Best Employers for Creative People
GOLD WINNER
Cosmique Global Inc | New York, NY, USA | Employee-centric environment, resulting in better productivity, work-life balance, customer satisfaction. | Anjali Chugh
SILVER WINNER
AQP Consulting | Nashville, TN USA | Maximizing the impact of small nonprofits | Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier

Best Employers that Empower Employees
GOLD WINNER
Panda Restaurant Group | Rosemead, CA, USA | Providing our employees the tools to reach their fullest potential. |
SILVER WINNER
Cosmique Global Inc | New York, NY, USA | Employee-centric environment, resulting in better productivity, work-life balance, customer satisfaction. | Anjali Chugh
BRONZE WINNERS
AQP Consulting | Nashville, TN USA | Mental health inclusion in HR policies | Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier
Jordan Thomas Foundation | Nashville, TN USA | Allowing children affected by limb loss prostheses coverage | Jordan Thomas, Vic Thomas, Liz Kennedy Thomas, Jim Rogers, Bill Russell, Susan Rich, Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier

Best Employers with Best Benefits and Perks
GOLD WINNER
BURST Oral Care | Los Angeles, CA, USA | Bettering the lives of consumers, BURST employees and BURST ambassadors | Brittany Stewart, Hamish Khayat
SILVER WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, NY USA | Jason Provenzano has instated a profit-share 401k for all employees | Jason Provenzano
BRONZE WINNER
Jordan Thomas Foundation | Nashville, TN USA | Allowing flexible work options for working moms to flourish | Jordan Thomas, Vic Thomas, Liz Kennedy Thomas, Jim Rogers, Bill Russell, Susan Rich, Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier

Best Employers with Leadership Commitment
GOLD WINNER
Cosmique Global Inc | New York, NY, USA | Employee-centric environment, resulting in better productivity, work-life balance, customer satisfaction. | Anjali Chugh
GOLD WINNER
AQP Consulting | Nashville, TN USA | Mental health inclusion in HR policies | Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier
Jordan Thomas Foundation | Nashville, TN USA | Allowing flexible work options for working moms to flourish | Jordan Thomas, Vic Thomas, Liz Kennedy Thomas, Jim Rogers, Bill Russell, Susan Rich, Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier
Student Shelter In Computers | Lahore Punjab Pakistan | Youngest Entrepreneur Awards Win for Pakistan in Dubai | Abbas Shahid Baqir

Best Overall Employer of the Year
GOLD WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, NY USA | Jason Provenzano has instated a profit-share 401k for all employees | Jason Provenzano
SILVER WINNER
Student Shelter In Computers | Lahore Punjab Pakistan | Youngest Entrepreneur Awards Win for Pakistan in Dubai | Abbas Shahid Baqir
BRONZE WINNERS
AQP Consulting | Nashville, TN USA | Mental health inclusion in HR policies | Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier
Jordan Thomas Foundation | Nashville, TN USA | Allowing children affected by limb loss prostheses coverage | Jordan Thomas, Vic Thomas, Liz Kennedy Thomas, Jim Rogers, Bill Russell, Susan Rich, Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier

Corporate Diversity Achievement of the Year
GOLD WINNER
AMN Healthcare | San Diego, CA USA | Pioneered strategy enhancing diversity in the workplace, workforce, and marketplace. | AMN Healthcare CEO Susan Salka and Team
BRONZE WINNER
AQP Consulting | Nashville, TN USA | Mental health inclusion in HR policies | Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier

Diversity in Technology Companies
GOLD WINNER
VirtualHealth | New York, NY USA | More than half of VirtualHealth’s leadership is female. |

Diversity Leadership of the Year
GOLD WINNER
VirtualHealth | New York, NY USA | More than half of VirtualHealth’s executives are female. |
BRONZE WINNERS
AQP Consulting | Nashville, TN USA | Mental health inclusion in HR policies | Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier
Jordan Thomas Foundation | Nashville, TN USA | Allowing children affected by limb loss prostheses coverage | Jordan Thomas, Vic Thomas, Liz Kennedy Thomas, Jim Rogers, Bill Russell, Susan Rich, Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier
Student Shelter In Computers | Lahore Punjab Pakistan | Youngest Entrepreneur Awards Win for Pakistan in Dubai | Abbas Shahid Baqir

Employee Diversity Achievement of the Year
GOLD WINNER
AQP Consulting | Nashville, TN USA | Mental health inclusion in HR policies | Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier

CEO of the Year (People-Focused)
GOLD WINNER
VirtualHealth | New York, NY USA | Adam’s vision and leadership paved the way for triple-digit revenue-growth | Adam Sabloff, CEO

Chief Human Resources Officer of the Year
GOLD WINNER
Extreme Reach | Needham, MA USA | Has onboarded 700+ employees, many of which were hired through-acquisition | Jennifer Wambold, Chief Human Resources Officer

Learning-Training Team of the Year
GOLD WINNER
Panda Restaurant Group | Rosemead, CA, USA | Inspiring Better Lives sessions resulted in 360+ promotions and referrals. | Dora Lee, Tarena Chatman, Kevin Kwan, Gianfrank Ortega, Wilson Lau, Carlos Villa, Helen Lee, Rachel Bai, Yuyu Chen, Natalia Djajaremadja, Autumn Tripp, Linda Pan

Recruiting or Talent Acquisition Team of the Year
GOLD WINNER
Panda Restaurant Group | Rosemead, CA, USA | Panda Career Week increased management hires 25% since 2017 event. | Vivian Lau, Elizabeth Wu, Ankush Hingorani, Jamie Song, Oliver Wu, Tiffany Hu, Johnny Ma, Stephanie Enojado, Ani Avanessian, Tippy Doliane, John Rhee, Kristine Rodriguez, Priscilla Amaro, Janet Dinh.

Achievement in Respectful Culture
GOLD WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, NY USA | The Makers Nutrition team has shown how appreciative they are | Jason Provenzano

Employee Scheduling Solution
GOLD WINNER
Humanity | San Francisco, CA USA | Humanity Employee Scheduling Software |

Milestone of the Year | Jobs Growth
GOLD WINNER
Advance Financial | Nashville, TN USA | Hired 1,000th employee and opened 100th store in 2019 |

Outstanding Employee of the Year
GOLD WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, NY USA | John Skijus has brought in the highest revenue for Makers. | John Skijus, Senior Account Manager

2018 Business Excellence Awards | Pillar Awards Winners

Company Headcount Growth Employers

Advance Financial | Region: USA | (Nashville, TN USA | Private | 500 – 2,499 Employees | Accounting, Banking, Financial, and Insurance)
Amazon (Seattle, WA USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Electronic commerce)
BYTON (Nanjing, Jiangsu, China | 100 – 499 Employees | Automotive)
Commencis (Istanbul, Turkey | 100 – 499 Employees | Information Technology Services)
Creditas (São Paulo Area, Brazil | 100 – 499 Employees | Financial Services)
Delphi Technologies (London, United Kingdom | 2,500 or more Employees | Automotive)
Rubrik (Palo Alto, CA USA | 500 – 2,499 Employees | Industry: Information Technology Software)
V Digital Services | Region: USA | (Phoenix, AZ USA | Private | 11 – 99 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations)
Wavemaker (London, United Kingdom | 2,500 or more Employees | Marketing and Advertising)
WorkWave | Region: USA | (Holmdel, NJ USA | Private | 100 – 499 Employees | Cloud Computing/SaaS/Internet)

Best Employer Achievement of the Year | 11 – 99 Employees
Gold Winners
VirtualHealth (New York, NY USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Information Technology Software) Employer Achievement: CEO Adam Sabloff continues to prioritize diversity and equality in the workplace. Notably, women comprise 50 percent of the company’s leadership team and 60 percent of its management team.
International Star Assistance Private Limited (New Delhi, Delhi, India | 11 – 99 Employees | Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, & Biotech) Employer Achievement: Expanding by offering a profit sharing in the company | Created a 100% ownership and partnership model with the staff.
Silver Winners
Fueled (New York, NY USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Business Products and Services) Employer Achievement: Establishing We the Fueled, a committee dedicated to progress
Makers Nutrition (Hauppauge, NY USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Manufacturing) Employer Achievement: Instituting a top-rated, dollar-to-dollar profit-share 401k plan for all employees.
Bronze Winners
Blue Pillar (Frederick, MD USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Energy & Utilities) Employer Achievement: Listening to employees, changing to flex time and unlimited PTO.
BriefCam (Newton, MA USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Information Technology Software) Employer Achievement: Dedicated R&D team
HatchWorks Technologies (Atlanta, GA USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Information Technology Services) Employer Achievement: Some contribution towards a family trip each year.
HatchWorks Technologies (Atlanta, GA USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Information Technology Services) Employer Achievement: Unlimited PTO policy.
My Mini Casa (Bluffdale, UT USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Materials & Construction) Employer Achievement: Having a diverse work force – ranging from stay at home moms to CEOs.

Best Employer Achievement of the Year | 100 – 499 Employees
Gold Winner
insightsoftware (Raleigh, NC USA | 100 – 499 Employees | Information Technology Software) Employer Achievement: Improved Employee Engagement through Environment, Social Activities, and Philanthropy | Focus on collaboration, health, and socialization

Best Employer Achievement of the Year | 500 – 2,499 Employees
Gold Winner
Advance Financial (Nashville, TN USA | 500 – 2,499 Employees | Accounting, Banking, and Financial Services) Employer Achievement: Responding to tax reform, Advance Financial dramatically increased employee compensation.
Silver Winner
Madwire (Fort Collins, CO USA | 500 – 2,499 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Employer Achievement: Implemented processes and perks that came directly from employee feedback | Our culture first mentality shows in our extremely low turn-over rate and employee satisfaction.

Best Employer Achievement of the Year

Best Employer Achievement of the Year | 2,500 or more Employees
Gold Winner
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (Edison, NJ USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Information Technology Services) Employer Achievement: Made job offers to 2,200 Transamerica employees, ensuring a consistently excellent experience for Transamerica customers and protecting American jobs.
Silver Winner
Wind Creek Hospitality (Atmore, AL USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure) Employer Achievement: Wind Creek Hospitality improved and increased healthcare benefits for employees.
Bronze Winners
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (Edison, NJ USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Information Technology Services) Employer Achievement: Company match program during several recovery and rehabilitation efforts.
Wind Creek Hospitality (Atmore, AL USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure) Employer Achievement: Improved internal communication through creation of Wind Creek Connect intranet.

Best Employers for Work-Life Balance
Gold Winner
Deutsche Telekom Services Europe GmbH (Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany | 2,500 or more Employees | Telecommunications) for Additional Days Off – A self-determined and flexible part-time model | Improvement of the work-life balance through flexible, self-determined arrangement of days off.

Best Employers with Best Benefits and Perks
Gold Winner
JVZoo (Oviedo, FL USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Information Technology Services) for JVZoo: Where the Key to Productivity is Happy, Healthy Employees | 401k program, Comprehensive Benefits Plan, as well as Maternity and Paternity Leave offered to employees

Best Overall Employer of the Year
Gold Winner
Ad Exchange Group (Irvine, CA USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) for Care On All Levels | Ad Exchange Group puts culture fit above all else, ensuring that the company feels more like a community moving toward the same goals and working toward growth together.

Employee Relations Professional of the Year
Gold Winner
Robbin Schmitt, Human Resources Manager @ Securus Technologies (Carrollton, TX USA | 500 – 2,499 Employees | Telecommunications) Robbin encourages and environment that builds morale and trust among our Associates.

Payroll-Benefits Professional of the Year
Gold Winner
Debbie Patty, Human Resources Manager @ Securus Technologies (Carrollton, TX USA | 500 – 2,499 Employees | Telecommunications) Debbie oversaw extensive market research that has driven new methods for our compensation administration and performance management program.

Recruiting or Talent Acquisition Professional of the Year
Gold Winner
Brenda Siri, Manager, Recruiting Department @ Securus Technologies (Carrollton, TX USA | 500 – 2,499 Employees | Telecommunications) Brenda led her team through extraordinary hiring efforts and onboarding of 287 corporate positions and 431 customer service rep positions in 2017 across the organization.

Human Resources Team of the Year
Gold Winner
Kate Lengyel, Vice President, Human Resources and Facilities @ Securus Technologies (Carrollton, TX USA | 500 – 2,499 Employees | Telecommunications) Key members of the Team: Larson Cunningham, Debbie Patty, Robbin Schmitt, Brenda Siri | The successful on-boarding of those new Associates including a robust background checks system, new hire orientation, benefit processing, and employee relations that provide excellent employee engagement opportunities. At Securus, we believe in driving a culture of collaboration and teamwork throughout the organization.
Silver Winner
Ashok Seetharaman, Head Of Talent Engagement @ Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (Edison, NJ USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Information Technology Services) Key members of the Team: Baskar R, Catherine Tomaras, Bridget Reeves, Melissa Blandford, Pooja Chawla and Isaac Adaikaladoss | Converge an executive on boarding program and a platform for senior executives in the region to meet and network was launched in October with 50 participants

Human Resources Department of the Year
Gold Winner
Leonard Yip, Chief People Officer @ Panda Restaurant Group (Rosemead, CA USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Food & Beverage) Department puts people first and focuses on finding, energizing, and elevating our Panda family so that we can live into the Panda mission of inspiring people to better their lives.
Silver Winner
Ashok Seetharaman, Deputy HR Head @ Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (Edison, NJ USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Information Technology Services) Enabling business growth by hiring over 2800 local hires in US and Canada to support the new deals wins and growth accounts. We managed to scale at reduced cost with savings of approximately USD 9 millions.

Human Resources Achievement of the Year
Gold Winner
Deutsche Telekom Services Europe GmbH (Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany | 2,500 or more Employees | Telecommunications) Achievement: Sick Note App | Key people who made this achievement possible: Approx. 20 employees and managers of various departments, such as the Telekom IT department, HR production management, lawyers, various stakeholders and representatives of the customer side were involved in the creation and implementation of the sick note app.

Attendance Tracking Solution
Gold Winner
Deutsche Telekom Services Europe GmbH (Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany | 2,500 or more Employees | Telecommunications) for Clock-in-App v1

Learning Management Solution
Gold Winner
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (Edison, NJ USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Information Technology Services) for FRESCO PLAY – The TCS digital learning platform, transforming learning

Onboarding Solution
Gold Winner
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (Edison, NJ USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Information Technology Services) for iBegin – Onboarding Solution

Performance Management Suite
Gold Winner
Instructure, Inc. (Salt Lake City, UT USA | 500 – 2,499 Employees | Information Technology Software) for Bridge by Instructure – Performance Management Suite

Products, Services, and Solutions for EMEA
Gold Winner
Deutsche Telekom Services Europe GmbH (Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany | 2,500 or more Employees | Telecommunications) for Digitalization of HR operations

Products, Services, and Solutions for USA
Gold Winner
TrustLogics INC (Atlanta, GA USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Internet/Cloud Computing) for TrustLogics | TrustLogics is an innovative cloud base platform that connects job seekers and recruiters in new, and up to this time, highly desirable but unattainable ways.

New Hire Training
Gold Winner
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (Edison, NJ USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Information Technology Services) for New Hire Connect & CONVERGE

Diversity Team of the Year
Gold Winner
Srinivas Dubba, CEO and Founder @ TrustLogics INC (Atlanta, GA USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Internet/Cloud Computing) Key members of the Team: Shirley Borghi, Yash Pakala, Oswill Williams, Tony Valdes, Tricia Vickers, Richard Scott

Employer’s Diversity Achievement of the Year
Gold Winner
JVZoo (Oviedo, FL USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Information Technology Services) for JVZoo – We’re not just another statistic, We’re Leading Change | Key people who made this achievement possible: Chad Casselman, Laura Casselman, Lorie Norman, Christina Kline

Employer Milestone of the Year
Gold Winner
Paya (Reston, VA USA | 100 – 499 Employees | Financial Services and Banking) Employer Milestone: The Paya name represents the exciting and fresh new company we are building for our employees, partners and customers | Sage Payment Solutions undertook complete overhaul of brand, now Paya
Silver Winner
insightsoftware (Raleigh, NC USA | 100 – 499 Employees | Information Technology Software) Employer Achievement: Acquisition Provides Stronger Service, Increases Company Portfolio and Customer Base

2017 Business Excellence Awards | Pillar Awards Winners

Employer of the Year

Gold Winners
Ad Exchange Group (Irvine, CA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations – Founded: 2013
BluePay (Naperville, IL USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Financial Services and Banking – Founded: 2002)
C-4 Analytics (Saugus, MA USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations – Founded: 2009)
Deutsche Telekom Services Europe GmbH (Koeln, NRW, Germany – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Telecommunications – Founded: 1996)
LECMPA (Southfield, MI USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Insurance – Founded: 1910)
Network Security Systems Plus, Inc. (Falls Church, VA USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Services – Founded: 2001)
Zebra Technologies (Lincolnshire, IL USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Manufacturing)

Best Products and Services (for HR, Training, and Employer) of the Year – 500 – 2,499 Employees
Gold Winner 
TASC (Total Administrative Services Corporation) (Madison, WI USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees) for ACA Employer Reporting v1
 
Best Products and Services (for HR, Training, and Employer) of the Year – 2,500 or more Employees
Gold Winner 
Deutsche Telekom Services Europe GmbH (Koeln, NRW, Germany – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Telecommunications) for IT-Solution based self service for job references v1
Silver Winner 
Deutsche Telekom Services Europe GmbH (Koeln, NRW, Germany – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Telecommunications) for Time to change – More work-life balance in a digital world v2
 
 
Corporate Milestone of the Year
Gold Winner 
BluePay (Naperville, IL USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Financial Services and Banking) for Grow partnership channel and increase NPS without sacrificing existing business
2016 Business Excellence Awards | Pillar Awards Winners

Employer of the Year

Gold Winners
Acme Truck Line (Gretna, LA USA – Industry: Transportation, Storage, and Logistics)
Allison Transmission (Indianapolis, IN USA – Industry: Automotive & Related Equipment)
Astellas Pharma (Tokyo, IL USA – Industry: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, & Biotech)
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa (Reno, NV USA – Industry: Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure)
Austal USA (Mobile, AL USA – Industry: Aerospace & Defense)
Avon Products (New York, NY – Industry: Consumer Products and Services)
Beam Suntory (Deerfield, IL USA – Industry: Food & Beverage)
Black Hills (Rapid City, SD USA – Industry: Energy & Utilities)
Brooks Brothers (Enfield, CT USA – Industry: Consumer Products and Services)
Canon (Tokyo, NY USA – Industry: Electronics)
CDI (Philadelphia, PA USA – Industry: Business Products and Services)
Chipotle Mexican Grill (Denver, CO USA – Industry: Food & Beverage)
CiCi’s Pizza (Coppell, TX USA – Industry: Food & Beverage)
Continental Resources (Oklahoma City, OK USA – Industry: Construction)
Costco Wholesale Corporation (Issaquah, WA USA – Industry: Industry: Retail + Wholesale)
Dealertrack Technologies (Lake Success, NY USA – Industry: Business Products and Services)
EverBank (Jacksonville, FL USA – Industry: Accounting, Banking, and Financial Services)
Granite Construction (Watsonville, CA USA – Industry: Construction)
Great-West Financial (Greenwood Village, CO USA – Industry: Accounting, Banking, and Financial Services)
Hyland Software (Westlake, OH USA – Industry: Information Technology)
Hyundai (Fountain Valley, CA USA – Industry: Automotive & Related Equipment)
ICF International (Fairfax, VA USA – Industry: Professional Services)
Ingredion (Westchester, IL USA – Industry: Food & Beverage)
Jamba Juice (Emeryville, CA USA – Industry: Food & Beverage)
JE Dunn Construction (Kansas City, MO USA – Industry: Construction)
Mary Kay (Addison, TX USA – Industry: Consumer Products and Services)
McCarthy Building Company (St. Louis, MO USA – Industry: Construction)
Mercedes-Benz (Atlanta, GA USA – Industry: Automotive & Related Equipment)
Microchip Technology (Chandler, AZ USA – Industry: Technology)
Mosaic (Plymouth, MN USA – Industry: Construction)
Nebraska Furniture Mart (Omaha, NE USA – Industry: Retail + Wholesale)
Noble Energy (Houston, TX USA – Industry: Construction)
Pepco Holdings (Washington, DC USA – Industry: Energy & Utilities)
Pet Supplies Plus (Livonia, MI USA – Industry: Retail)
PHH (Mount Laurel, NJ USA – Accounting, Banking, and Financial Services)
QBE Insurance Group (Sydney, NY USA – Industry: Insurance)
Reebok International Ltd. (Canton, MA USA – Industry: Consumer Products and Services)
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (Tarrytown, NY USA – Industry: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, & Biotech)
S&C Electric (Chicago, IL USA – Industry: Technology)
Scottrade (Saint Louis, MO USA – Industry: Business Products and Services)
Snyder’s-Lance (Charlotte, NC USA – Industry: Food & Beverage)
Thrivent Financial (Minneapolis, MN USA – Industry: Accounting, Banking, and Financial Services)
Treasure Island Resort & Casino (Las Vegas, NV USA – Industry: Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure)
Uline (Pleasant Prairie, WI USA – Industry: Business Products and Services)
Umpqua Bank (Portland, OR USA – Industry: Accounting, Banking, and Financial Services)
Vertex Pharmaceuticals (Boston, MA USA – Industry: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, & Biotech)
Volkswagen Group (Herndon, VA USA – Industry: Automotive & Related Equipment)
WEC Energy Group (Milwaukee, WI USA – Industry: Energy & Utilities)
Woodforest National Bank (The Woodlands, TX USA – Industry: Accounting, Banking, and Financial Services)
Zoetis (Florham Park, NJ USA – Industry: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, & Biotech)

Founder or Entrepreneur of the Year
Gold Winner
Ricardo Villadiego, Founder and CEO – Easy Solutions (Doral, FL USA – Industry: Security Services)

Most Innovative Department of the Year
Gold Winner
Dr. Joseph Chang, Chief Scientific Officer and Executive Vice President of Product Development – Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (Provo, UT USA – Industry: Others – Direct Selling Industry)

Employee of the Year
Gold Winners
Carolyn Chong, Software Developer – Tasytt (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada – Industry: Human Resources)
Kate Talbot, Communications Director – Klick Communications (Venice, CA USA – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations)

Video of the Year
Gold Winner
NurseWise (Clayton, MO USA) for My Personal Purpose