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CTHRA Wants Nominees For HR Excellence Awards

The Cable and Telecommunications Human Resources Association (CTHRA) invites the industry to submit nominees for CTHRA's 2011 Excellence in Human Resources (HR) Awards, sponsored by Multichannel News.

Detailed eligibility requirements, awards criteria, and the nomination/application form are available online at Nominations must be received by March 31 for consideration.

CTHRA's Best Practices/HR Operational Efficiency Award recognizes a company that has demonstrated the superior planning and execution of a single strategy or series of HR strategies resulting in increased revenue efficiencies, enhanced cost containment, and revenue-generating customer satisfaction.

The award recipient must exhibit the diligence, perseverance, and dedication required to develop and execute a successful business plan and enhance operational viability within the cable and satellite industry.

The 2010 award went to Turner Broadcasting System Inc.'s HR Technology Team for the implementation of its Global Employee Portal. Past honorees include Comcast's Human Capital Management Team, The Weather Channel Companies, and Cox Orange County/Palos Verdes.

CTHRA's HR Leadership Excellence Award recognizes a human resources executive at the director level or above who has demonstrated extraordinary and visionary leadership in addressing a critical business issue, challenge or opportunity by enhancing an organization's efficiency, performance, cost management, or profitability.

Last year's honoree was Tom Mathews, executive vice president of HR for Time Warner Cable, who led the re-building of the HR infrastructure in 2009, when the firm spun off from its parent company, Time Warner Inc.

Previous recipients of the HR Leadership Excellence Award have included Mae Douglas, senior vice president and chief people officer for Cox Communications; Jack Jackson, Vice President of Administration and HR, C-SPAN, and Brian Koenig, retired senior vice president of human resources for Scientific Atlanta, a Cisco Company.

CTHRA's 2011 award recipients will receive extensive industry-wide recognition. A feature article about the winners will appear in Multichannel News and CTHRA's Resource Connection newsletter, and a luncheon will be held in their honor in Philadelphia on May 11 during CTHRA's Annual HR Symposium. In addition, CTHRA will provide the 2011 recipients with airfare, hotel accommodations, and an attendee registration for CTHRA's Symposium.

More information about CTHRA and its awards program is available at