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Best Places to Work in Indiana 2018

Annual program honoring the top companies in the state as determined through employer reports and comprehensive employee surveys. Winners selected and ranked from four categories: small companies of between 15 and 74 U.S. employees; medium companies of between 75 and 249 U.S. employees; large companies of between 250 and 999 U.S. employees; and major companies with 1,000 or more U.S. employees. Out-of-state parent companies eligible to participate if at least 15 full-time employees are in Indiana.

  • Applications: closed for 2018 honor
  • Application form: available here during the application period
  • List of Best Places to Work in Indiana companies announced February 2018
  • Rankings of Best Places to Work in Indiana companies announced at awards dinner on May 3, 2018 (in Indianapolis); see 2017 press release

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Governor’s Workplace Safety Awards 2018

Annual awards are a result of a partnership among the Indiana Department of Labor, on behalf of the Governor, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Central Indiana Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers. Focus is on best practices for eliminating job-related accidents and illnesses, and saluting those organizations for which safety is the top workplace priority.

Awards are offered in four categories: innovations, partnerships, education and outreach, and construction (residential, specialty contractor or general contractor.) The safety awards are open to all organizations, regardless of size or number of workers affected. All Hoosier businesses, unions, municipalities, schools, service organizations, nonprofit organizations or individuals are eligible to apply for the awards. To qualify, a company must be deemed to be free of compliance disputes concerning all applicable local, state and federal statutes and regulations.

  • Applications accepted: now through January 19, 2018
  • Application form: available here during the application period
  • Award winners announced March 14, 2018, at the Annual Indiana Safety and Health Conference & Expo luncheon (in Indianapolis

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Employer of the Year 2017 – Indiana INTERNnet IMPACT Award

Annual award given to employer who embodies innovative approach to an internship program, offers meaningful project work, plus provides student with professional mentor and networking opportunities.

  • Nominations accepted: closed for 2017 honor
    Nomination form: available here during the application period
  • Award winner announced announced February 7, 2018, at the annual IMPACT Awards Luncheon

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Community Honor

Community Honor

Annual award honoring a deserving Hoosier community for significant contributions to its local business climate and overall image. Past recipients of the prestigious award include Carmel, Anderson, Evansville, LaPorte, Muncie, Warsaw, Fort Wayne, Bluffton, Muncie, Columbus, St. Joseph County, Kendallville, Indianapolis, Elkhart, Batesville, Rochester, Jeffersonville, Lafayette, Noblesville, Valparaiso, Terre Haute, Kokomo, Bedford, Bloomington and Fishers.

  • Applications accepted: closed for 2017 honor
  • Application form: available here during the application period
  • Award winner (Goshen) announced September 20, 2017, and presented honor November 7, 2017, at the Chamber’s 28th Annual Awards Dinner (in Indianapolis)

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Individual Honors

HR Professional of the Year 2018

Annual award open to all full-time human resources practitioners in Indiana. Individuals who have made significant contributions to their company/organization over the past year through implementation of best practices, organization design and effectiveness, and alignment and accomplishment of the strategic direction of their company are encouraged to apply. Nominees for Ogletree Deakins HR Professional of the Year should also have a proven track record of giving back to the community and the HR profession. Nominations can be by self-nomination, peer, subordinate, supervisor or other, but must be accompanied by a sponsorship letter from the nominee’s organization.

  • Applications accepted: will be available in December
  • Nomination form: available here during application period
  • Award winner announced May 9, 2018, at a presentation during the 54th Annual Human Resources Conference & Expo (in Indianapolis)

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Career Development Professional of the Year 2017 – Indiana INTERNnet IMPACT Award

Annual award given to an education career services professional for assisting students with internship opportunities, communication with students/employers and coaching students on internship professionalism and career development.

  • Nominations accepted: closed for 2017 honor
  • Nomination form: available here during application period
  • Award winner to be announced February 7, 2018, at the annual IMPACT Awards Luncheon

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Intern of the Year 2017 – Indiana INTERNnet IMPACT Award

Annual award given to a high school student, college student and non-student intern based on contribution to employer’s business, demonstrated leadership skills during internship and professionalism.

  • Nominations accepted: closed for 2017 honor
  • Nomination form: available here during application period
  • Award winner to be announced February 7, 2018, at the annual IMPACT Awards Luncheon

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Everyday Safety Hero Award 2018

Annual award is a result of a partnership among the Indiana Department of Labor, on behalf of the Governor, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Central Indiana Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers. Award given to individual who has championed workplace safety and health excellence in their respective workplace. The nominee is not required to be a safety or health professional. In fact, this award looks to acknowledge and recognize the contributions, participation, and impact that a frontline employee plays in Hoosier workplace safety and health.

  • Nominations accepted: now through January 19, 2018
  • Nomination form: available here during application period
  • Award winner announced March 14, 2018, at the Annual Indiana Safety and Health Conference & Expo luncheon (in Indianapolis)

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