Global Best In HR 2023

Recognizing the HR professionals and companies across Asia-Pacific and North America who have excelled and raised the bar

All throughout 2023, Key Media’s 30-strong Intelligence Unit researched and produced a series of Special Reports, each showcasing the top-performing HR professionals and companies across a number of important professional categories.

All of our 172 published reports over the past 12 months have already attracted 2.4 million online pageviews, as we’ve crowned 5,044 deserving winners globally.

In the process, 160,000 readers across Asia, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the US have been sent our surveys. The culmination of all that extensive reporting is our annual Global Best in HR digital edition.

The Global Best in HR recognises the HR award winners from 2023’s Special Reports and features a combined 843 individuals and companies from the sector.

This prestigious list provides a definitive annual collection of those who have delivered outstanding results, introduced new initiatives, refined existing working practices, and also acted as a source of inspiration to colleagues.

An award winner as part of the Global 100, Ashley Sardjoe, Novartis global people and organization leader, says "2023 has been another remarkable year for Novartis, and Novartis Canada was no exception. I attribute this success to our people, who are driven by the purpose of making a sustainable impact on Canadian patients. Our strategy is built on ‘people first’, and this year we have continued our evolution by co-creating and embedding fundamental new ways of working to empower our associates while keeping them accountable.”
This annual guide was curated and published by Canadian HR Reporter, Human Resources Director Australia, Human Resources Director NZ, Human Resources Director Asia, Human Resources Director Canada and Human Resources Director US.

We also thank the following industry bodies for their help with our reports:

  • International Personnel Management Association

  • The Canadian Institute of Workplace Bullying Resources


Below is the Global Best in HR. We hope you enjoy discovering those who we believe are shining brightest and building a better future for the HR industry.


Global Best in HR 2023

5-Star Benefit Programs


5-Star Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Employers


5-Star Employers of Choice


5-Star Employment Lawyers and Law Firms


5-Star HR Software and Technology Providers


5-Star Rewards and Recognition


Best Places to Work



Global 100 HR Leaders


Hot List


Innovative HR Teams


Readers' Choice 


Service Provider Awards

How we choose the best

Each year, our research team sends out thousands of surveys to the HR industry, that it then follows up with phone interviews to find out just who the industry thinks is worthy of recognition. Shortlisted finalists are then put in front of our judging panel to help make a final decision on who to include in the list of award winners.

2,357,286 Pageviews of the ‘Best In’ page

216 Surveys we sent out globally in 2023

172 Special Reports we produced globally in 2023