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Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States, 2010/12/08 - Writer and business speaker Sharlyn Lauby was awarded a Stevie Award for Blog of the Year in Business Services by the Stevie Awards for Women in Business. Selected from a field of more than 300 finalist, this is Lauby's first Stevie Award.
Sharlyn Lauby, SPHR, publisher of HR Bartender and president of Internal Talent Management (ITM) Group, Inc. won the 2010 Stevie Award for Blog of the Year in Business Services. The Stevie Awards for Women in Business is an international competition recognizing the accomplishments of outstanding women executives, entrepreneurs, and the organizations they run. The awards are produced by the creators of the prestigious American Business Awards℠.
Lauby has developed HR Bartender to be a friendly place to discuss workplace issues. A 20-year business professional specializing in human resources, she offers management tips and advice for business people who want to improve their leadership skills. Launched in 2008, the blog has frequently been recognized as a leading industry publication.
In winning the Stevie, Lauby was selected from a field of more than 300 finalists.
“My goal for HR Bartender has always been to make it a resources for business professionals who want to develop their management abilities.” Lauby says; “This amazing recognition by the business community confirms for me that we’re taking the blog in the right direction.”
Stevie Awards were handed out in categories including Best Entrepreneur, Best Executive, Lifetime Achievement, and Women Helping Women. More than 1,200 entries from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration.
A survey by HR Executive Magazine shows that 23% of HR Professionals read HR Bartender (hrbartender.com). Lauby extends her HR Bartender voice to a broad online audience. She was named one of the Top 25 Digital HR Influencers of 2009 and has been called the Most Influential HR Pro on socials. In addition to her work on the blog, Sharlyn is a regular workplace article contributor to Mashable - the leading source for news in social and digital media, technology and web culture.
Finalists in the Stevie Award competition were chosen by business professional worldwide during preliminary judging in September and October. Final judging was conducted by members of the awards’ Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors in late October to select Stevie Award winners from among the Finalists.
“This award is really a reflection on my readers who inspire me to write great content.” Lauby said.
Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of honorees are available at stevieawards.com/women.
About Sharlyn Lauby, SPHR
Sharlyn Lauby is president of Internal Talent Management (ITM) Group Inc., a South Florida based training and human resources consulting firm. She is also an in-demand speaker who is known for her enthusiastic and pragmatic style. Sharlyn currently represents the Southeast US and Caribbean as the volunteer Membership Advisory Council representative of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards (stevieawards.com) are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.
Sponsors of the 7th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business include the Business TalkRadio Network and KeyBank. Localization partner of the 2010 Stevie Awards is Lionbridge.