Before we get to the winners I want to mention that the regular weekly HRExaminer will publish next Tuesday, April 13, 2010.
HRExaminer’s Blank Slate Contest Winners
On January 27, the day that the revolutionary iPad was announced, the HRExaminer began its “Blank Slate” challenge. The first contest anywhere to offer an iPad as a prize, “Blank Slate” solicited essays from HR practitioners about their approach to changing the dominant paradigm. The semi-finalist entries were published on March 19.
The contest was picked up and discussed at five prominent business schools. Several HR Departments used the templates and entries as a part of their strategic planning process. We plan to make this an annual event.
This first year was an extraordinary success.
The HRExaminer’s Editorial Advisory Board considered each application from a number of perspectives. Each submission was evaluated and ranked. Today we are announcing the winners:
First Prize: Thaddeus Figlock wins an Apple iPad for his kiosk approach to the development of employee performance.
Note: Before we get to the winners I wanted to mention that the next weekly HRExaminer will publish next Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Second Place: Lorena Perry will receive an iPod Nano for her submission that described a program that trained job candidates as a part of community development;
Third Place (tie): Josh Letourneau and Jonathan Hilley will each receive $75 iTunes gift cards. Josh’s idea involved refocusing HR on networks. Jonathan proposed broadly distributed recruiting responsibilities through mentorship programs.
Congratulations to the winners. Thanks to everyone who submitted an entry and to everyone who helped promote the contest.