HARRIS, ROTHENBERG INTERNATIONAL, INC. (HRI) WINS BRONZE-LEVEL STEVIE®
AWARD IN 2012 STEVIE AWARDS FOR SALES & CUSTOMER SERVICESM
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA February 28, 2012 —Harris, Rothenberg International (HRI), Inc., a leading employee/employer resource firm, was presented with a Bronze Stevie® Award in the category of Customer Service Department of the Year – Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, and Related Industries – in the sixth annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service last night.
The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service are the world’s top sales awards, contact center awards, and customer service awards. The Stevie Awards organizes several of the world’s leading business awards shows including the prestigious American Business AwardsSM and International Business AwardsSM.
Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the trophies were presented to honorees during a gala banquet on Monday, February 27 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. More than 350 nominated customer service and sales executives from the U.S.A. and several other countries attended. The presentations were broadcast live by the Business TalkRadio Network.
More than 1,000 entries from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted to this year’s competition, an increase of almost 30% over 2011. Finalists were determined by the average scores of 93 professionals worldwide, acting as preliminary judges. Entries were considered in 27 categories for customer service professionals, including Contact Center of the Year, Award for Innovation in Customer Service, and Customer Service Department of the Year; 38 categories for sales professionals, ranging from Senior Sales Executive of the Year to Sales Training or Coaching Program of the Year to Sales Department of the Year of the Year; and categories to recognize new products and services and solution providers.
More than 100 members of seven specialized judging committees determined Stevie Award placements from among the Finalists during final judging this year.
“We are honored to win this prestigious award, which speaks to the essence of the core values that shape our culture and the way we strive to do business, and to serve our clients and their employees. We extend warm congratulations to the other Stevie Award winners,” said Edward Trieber, JD, PhD, CEO of HRI.
“We’re delighted to kick off our celebration of the 10th year of the Stevie Awards movement with the 2012 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, which is the first program in which we conferred Silver and Bronze Stevie Awards,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “It’s gratifying and inspiring to have received so many remarkable entries for this year’s competition.”
“Recognition by the Stevie Awards highlights our commitment to customer service and meeting the needs of all our clients, their employees and their families,” stated Dr. Trieber.
Details about the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service and the list of Stevie winners in all categories are available at www.stevieawards.com/sales.
Rothenberg International (HRI) offers an array of comprehensive, integrated human
resource programs and services designed to maximize organizational and employee
performance. Founded in 1982, HRI is a pioneer and acknowledged leader in the field
of HR strategy, leadership development, and employee productivity. We partner with
clients of all sizes and all industries, from Fortune 100 companies to privately
held businesses and nonprofit organizations. HRI is recognized as the standard by
which EAP and other HR consulting firms are judged. For more information, visit
www.hriworld.com or call
About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards 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 organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.
Sponsors and supporters of the 6th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service include American Support, the Business TalkRadio Network, Coloredge Los Angeles * New York, Competence Call Center, SDL and ValueSelling Associates.