San Francisco, California, U.S. — Powered by, the 2020 HR West Conference has added a new level of professional recognition by launching their California HR Excellence Awards. Submissions are now being accepted through January 20th. Award recipients will be announced and celebrated at HR West 2020 in March.

With 13 award categories to choose from, nominations for individuals, teams, and organizations are open for this prestigious opportunity and recognition for HR strategies. Categories include Best Culture Initiative, Best Performance Management, Best Technology Innovation Implementation, and Best Wellness Program, among others.

Individuals can be nominated for categories such as HR Leader of the Year or Emerging HR Leader of the Year (Under 40) to spotlight talented HR professionals in the industry.

“Launching this awards program will give organizations the opportunity to broaden the reach of recognition for HR excellence throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond,” stated Debbie McGrath, Chief Instigator and CEO of

Nominations are now open for the inaugural awards program giving individuals as well as corporations the chance to be one of the first award winners in a growing HR West Conference tradition. Submit nomination to apply: 



About the HR West Conference
The HR West Conference shapes the future of HR together with the HR community. HR attendees and participants are thriving, in-the-know HR professionals and providers, always striving to stay ahead of what’s next and what’s to come in the HR profession.

The HR West Conference has convened annually for 36 years in the San Francisco Bay Area, attracting professionals from across the country, with a heavy presence from the Silicon Valley companies and their HR experts. These HR experts represent some of the most seasoned HR professionals who deliver on some of the biggest HR demands in the profession, since they practice HR in California and around the world.

The HR West Conference tackles tough HR topics, includes diverse approaches and schools of thought for your pain points, while fostering forward-thinking dialogue. Conference presenters help participants achieve HR goals by providing industry insights, tools & resources, as well as the latest workplace research. Visit for more information.

At, we are committed to educating HR professionals and helping them build meaningful careers.  When it comes to HR, we connect them with everything they need and over 1.75 million HR pros agree! (How could that many people be wrong?)   They rely on the community as the foremost, trusted resource for education, career development, networking, and compliance.

Offerings include the largest network of HR executives, leading-edge industry research from the HR Research Institute, 13 monthly HR-themed epublications, innovative HR education including 250+ annual webcasts, the most comprehensive HR certification exam preparation that guarantees passing SHRM and HRCI certification (prepare for a salary increase!), as well as valuable HR tools, and legal compliance updates. has the largest knowledge base of HR practices globally and offers unparalleled training and networking for HR professionals all over the world… 24/7… 365. Visit to maximize your potential.

For more information, contact:
Debbie McGrath
Chief Instigator and CEO,