IAOP's recognition and awards programs acknowledge organizations and individuals whose decisive actions have led to substantial transformation or change at their company, and in the case of the Leadership Hall of Fame, our industry. Judges generally look for innovative and progressive thinking, applicants that deliver strong returns to shareholders, nominees who are improving environmental efficiencies, implementing technological advances, and displaying a commitment to sustainable, forward-thinking solutions.
Each award has its own set of criteria and rules. See below for information on each specific award.
**Applications are now closed.**
LEADERSHIP HALL OF FAME
The IAOP Leadership Hall of Fame is unique in that it recognizes individuals not only for their contributions to innovative management practices and collaborative business models but just as important, for their contributions to society-at-large through measurable outcomes. Inductees must demonstrate that unique quality of leadership that allows them to synthesize a new model of business with everyone’s obligation to contribute to community-based economic development, support socially-directed investments, and provide development opportunities to all those impacted by their work. Recipients of The IAOP Leadership Hall of Fame award are selected by a committee of Hall of Fame members and are inducted into the IAOP Leadership Hall of Fame at The Outsourcing World Summit or an IAOP executive forum.
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GLOBAL EXCELLENCE IN OUTSOURCING
Annually, IAOP recognizes outsourcing buy-side teams at customer organizations that are leading the effort to better serve their organization’s customers and make their companies more successful through collaborative partnerships with the GEO award.
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GLOBAL OUTSOURCING 100 (PROVIDERS AND ADVISORS)
IAOP annually conducts an independent assessment of the capabilities of outsourcing service providers and advisors through a rigorous, opt-in application process, and based on this assessment, publishes The Global Outsourcing 100. You must apply to be considered.
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EXCELLENCE IN STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS (PART OF THE GO100 APPLICATION)
The Excellence in Strategic Partnerships recognizes providers and advisors with demonstrated excellence in collaboration, innovation, and outcomes in their strategic partnerships.
GLOBAL IMPACT SOURCING AWARD (GISA)
IAOP, in partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation, presents this global award recognizing organizations that are leaders in Impact Sourcing. The GISA award is presented annually at the Outsourcing World Summit.
IMPACT SOURCING CHAMPIONS INDEX
An initiative from IAOP to spotlight those companies at the forefront of Impact Sourcing. This list features organizations that have distinguished themselves as trailblazers in Impact Sourcing (buy-side, provider and advisor). To be included in the Impact Sourcing Champions Index, companies must complete an application, mapping their experience to a set of industry standards.
MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Much of IAOP’s success depends on the willingness of its members to contribute their time and talents. Annually, IAOP recognizes those who have made exceptional contributions to the association and membership over the course of the previous year with the Member of the Year Award. These individuals are recognized by their peers at a special awards luncheon held at the association’s annual global gathering — OWS®.
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HCL'S RED LADDER WOMEN IN OUTSOURCING AWARDS, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH IAOP
HCL's RED LADDER WOMEN IN OUTSOURCING AWARDS is in partnership with IAOP and its Women Empowerment, Leadership and Diversity Chapter. It identifies, recognizes and awards high performing and high potential women leaders, and leverages them as role models for other aspiring women.
The IAOP/ISG Global Outsourcing Social Responsibility Impact Award (GOSRIA) was established in 2012 to recognize service provider excellence in CSR activities. IAOP’s CSR Committee and ISG specifically seek to acknowledge the achievements of outsourcing service providers committed to a CSR program that fosters community, workplace training, communication, environment and giving. All service provider applicants to the annual Global Outsourcing 100 program who completed the question about their CSR activities were eligible for the IAOP/ISG Global Outsourcing Social Responsibility Impact Award (GOSRIA) as part of the GO100 program.