HR Innovation Award - Edition 2019

Take the chance: Apply as a startup/grownup from 1.04. - 1.07.2019 for the HR Innovation Award!

Disrupt. As a dynamic organisation, you lead along new paths to success in a changing environment.

Innovate. Become a trendsetter and give fresh impulse to the HR management.

Succeed. Convince a highly qualified jury in one of the four categories.

The HR Innovation Award recognises dynamic enterprises that explore totally new paths with their products in the entire HR industry. Its objective is the advancement of the HR markets innovative power, and to offer innovators a stage in the spotlight of the media’s attention. Take advantage of this special opportunity as an established company or startup!

your benefit

The awards will be presented during the opening ceremony of the Zukunft Personal Europe at 10 a.m. Look forward to the high-quality trophy and the following prizes:

High-value media package

The media partners of the HR Innovation Award as well as the exhibition Zukunft Personal Europe will promote the winners in each category with a high-value media package. This will include a series of interviews in the Haufe Group's publication "personalmagazin", an advertising quota in the high-circulation programme media of Zukunft Personal Europe and a digital media presence in the form of banner placements and newsletter advertisements.

Prominent advertising at Zukunft Personal Europe

The winners in the individual categories will be announced during the opening ceremony of the Zukunft Personal Europe. The winners and finalists will also receive other attractive advertising services at the exhibition on all three days of the event. This also includes participation in the guided tours on all three days of the exhibition.


The winners of the HR Innovation Award are trendsetters on the market in their category and pioneers of innovation and advancement in human resource management.

Winner 2018

HR Software & Hardware


HR Forecast - peopleForecast GmbH


SSZ Beratung (Dr. Scherf Schütt & Zander GmbH)

Recruiting & Attraction


jobpal Ltd.

Training & Learning


StackFuel GmbH



Special Category HR Transformation & Consulting


Insta Communications GmbH



Social News


Zukunft Personal Europe

Zukunft Personal Europe in Cologne, is the flagship ExpoEvent for all matters concerning the World of Work. Topics range from recruitment to human resource services, to professional training, leadership and employment law to HR software and the future of the world of work. The leading trade fair for HR management offers a comprehensive programme of presentations, panels and interactive formats. Here, managing directors, line managers and members of HR departments get a complete market overview, and the opportunity for professional exchange with peers and experts about industry trends.

Business Punk

BUSINESS PUNK portrays successful business rebels and reports on ideas, innovations and trends. BUSINESS PUNK is aimed at thinkers and entrepreneurs, creative managers and creative creators. In short: to all those who want to move something.


"personalmagazin" is Germany's most read trade magazine for human resource management. Monthly, it offers HR professionals current trends, objective analysis and practical advice for the three pillars of professional people management: Management, law and organisation. All this in one magazine!

Süddeutsche Zeitung

The job market in the Süddeutsche Zeitung offers powerful instruments for recruitment and HR marketing. Attractive advertising options, a range of supplements, as well as advertising combinations with prestigious partner publishers make the sometimes arduous search for qualified staff in print and online easier.