The nomination deadline for the 2016 HR Awards is March 11, 2016. If you know an HR professional or team in Southeastern Wisconsin who deserves to be recognized, please nominate them at

The HR Awards recognize the important work individuals, companies and organizations do in the field of human resources to make southeastern Wisconsin firms and organizations successful. In addition to receiving cash prizes, the winners will be honored at an awards dinner on May 20 and will be featured in a special section in the Business Journal. You can read about last year’s HR Awards winners here.

Once again, employer association MRA is sponsoring the HR Awards and Mueller QAAS CEO Jim Mueller is providing the prize money. The winners will be selected by a panel led by Milwaukee Business Journal editor-in-chief Mark Kass.

To be eligible for the award, candidates must be nominated for outstanding human resources achievements in any of the eight categories listed, and must be based in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Walworth, Washington, Ozaukee, Racine or Kenosha counties. Awardees must also be available to attend the 2016 HR Awards Dinner on May 20 in downtown Milwaukee.


  • Publicly-held company
  • Large private company (over $250 million in revenue)
  • Medium private company ($50 million to $250 million)
  • Small private company (Under $50 million)
  • Nonprofit
  • Government
  • Education
  • Lifetime Achievement