BACK for 2021: The Best in HR Technology to be Recognized by Human Resource Executive® and the HR Technology Conference


For years, the most coveted and prestigious awards in the HR technology industry have been the “Top HR Products of the Year,” selected by the editors of Human Resource Executive® and the HR Technology Conference. This program showcases the very best in HR technology each year.


In 2020, the Top HR Products of the Year was managed in concert by the experts at Human Resource Executive® and the program chair of HR Tech. A total of 16 HR tech solutions were named Top HR Products for 2020.


We are continuing in 2021 with our single, simple application process for Top HR Products of the Year for HR technology providers.


Here is how the 2021 awards program will work:


These awards are designed to showcase new HR tech innovation, with particular emphasis given to how these technology solutions are breaking new ground in the HR tech market. Solutions must be generally available by September 2021 and must have been developed approximately within the last year.


All entries are due by May 31, 2021.

  • From all submissions, the HR Executive and HR Tech team will short-list 30-50 HR technology solutions for an initial round of demonstrations.
  • Providers can expect to be notified whether they have made the short list no later than June 30, 2021. (Only those providers selected to continue will be personally notified).
  • Those on the short list will provide a formal demonstration of 10 minutes maximum, with most of that time focused on product demonstration, to the HR Executive/HR Tech team of judges.
  • After the screenings and assessments and potential follow-up demonstrations, up to 20 HR technology solutions will be named Top HR Products of the Year.
  • Final provider selections are expected to complete in July 2021.
  • The $99 entry fee must be paid at submission and is non-refundable.


All “Top HR Products for 2021” will be recognized at and during the 2021 HR Technology Conference & Exposition, set for Sept. 28–Oct. 1, 2021. Details of the conference participation will be shared with winning companies this summer.

If you have any questions or problems submitting this form, please contact Angela Wilkinson at

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