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CAI Calls for Nominations for 6th Annual Ovation Awards for Human Resource Excellence

Human Resource Management Firm Welcomes Nominations For Exceptional Workplaces In Small, Mid-Size And Large Company Categories


Raleigh, NC -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/14/2011 -- Bruce Clarke, president and CEO of CAI (, a human resource management firm that helps organizations maximize employee engagement while minimizing employer liability, has announced the Call for Nominations for the 6th Annual Ovation Awards for Human Resource Excellence. CAI’s Ovation Awards honor exceptional workplaces that have implemented innovative people management practices that have positively impacted business results. The awards include three categories: small companies (less than 250 employees), mid-size companies (between 250-500 employees) and large companies (more than 500 employees). The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, Nov. 30, and all submissions are free.

Interested applicants should submit a two-to-three-paragraph synopsis of their organization’s innovative human resource and people practices, including organizational needs, the implemented business solution and the measurable and/or forecasted business results to Doug Blizzard at Ovation Award winners from each category will be recognized at an awards ceremony and asked to present during the CAI HR Management Conference on Tuesday, Feb. 21 through Wednesday, Feb. 22 at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh.

“The Ovation Awards have become an annual tradition for our organization, as it is a time for us to recognize North Carolina employers who are implementing effective internal practices and improving overall business results,” said Clarke. “Enhancing the overall workplace leads to a more efficient internal operation and happier employees. This transition does not happen instantaneously, which is why we are proud to take the time to acknowledge the efforts and achievements that have resulted from organizations committed to such improvement.”

- Ovation Award recipients will receive public brand recognition, a profile of business accomplishments in the CAI newsletter and website, and one free registration to the 2012 CAI HR Management Conference.

- 2011 Ovation Award winners include: Rex Healthcare, Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals Industries, Inc. and Accreditation Commission for Health Care. For more information regarding the Ovation Awards and to see a full list of previous award recipients, please visit

About CAI
CAI is a trusted resource for HR, compliance and people development. With locations in Raleigh and Greensboro, CAI is a membership-driven organization that helps North Carolina employers maximize employee engagement and minimize employer liability through human resources and management advice, training, news, survey data, public policy advocacy and consulting services.