About BEST Awards
The BEST Awards recognize organizations that demonstrate enterprise-wide success as a result of employee talent development. We are looking for organizations that get it: They use talent development as a strategic business tool to get results.
Established in 2003, the BEST Awards Winners' Circle includes small and large private, public, and not-for-profit organizations from around the world.
Award winners must demonstrate that they are excellent in many aspects of talent development:
- Talent development has an enterprise-wide role: involved in the executive team, creating solutions to business issues, and setting organizational strategy.
- Learning has value in the organization's culture: learning opportunities for employees, C-level involvement, learning for growth of the organization, and innovation.
- Learning links to individual and organizational performance: alignment with the business, efficiency, measurement of the effectiveness of learning, and success with non-training solutions for business needs.
- Investment is made in talent development and performance initiatives.
Award winners show that they are:
Enterprise wide and
Strategically driving a
Talent development culture that delivers results.
2024 BEST Application Dates:
Opens: August 1, 2023
Deadline to Apply: October 20, 2023
All entrants will be notified by February of their entry outcomes.
Entries must be submitted online.
Application fee: $275 USD (subject to change)
Payable online as the last step of the application process. If you have questions about the application, contact Erin Strider at [email protected].