Global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks Inc., Columbia, Maryland, announced that Chief Human Resources Officer Tania Salgado-Nealous, PHR, SHRM-CP, was named the winner of a Silver Stevie Award in the Human Resources Executive of the Year Category in the 18th annual International Business Awards.
The International Business Awards is a business awards program open to all individuals and organizations worldwide. The 2021 IBAs received more than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes and industries in 63 different countries and territories. This year’s competition featured a number of categories to recognize organizations’ and individuals’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The various and creative employee engagement efforts Salgado-Nealous has implemented in her 14-year career at Vectorworks have helped to make employee’s lives better not only at the office but also at home. Since 2019, Salgado-Nealous has executed paid paternity leave for employees, hired over 70 new employees for the U.S., U.K. and Canada offices and helped to reinforce and communicate Vectorworks’ core values of inclusion, balance, collaboration and innovation. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, she also successfully oversaw the transition of all three company offices to full-time remote work in less than one business day, implemented several pandemic-friendly employee engagement activities and transitioned company training and development opportunities to a new virtual environment.
“After such a remarkable year and a half tackling great adversity, I cannot think of anyone more deserving of this achievement,” says Biplab Sarkar, Vectorworks CEO.
“Tania is a dedicated champion of our employees and a leader by example of the culture at Vectorworks.”
Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 260 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process from June through early August.
“What we’ve seen in this year’s IBA nominations is that organizations around the world, in every sector, have continued to innovate and succeed, despite the setbacks, obstacles and tragedies of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,” says Maggie Gallagher, Stevie Awards president. “All of this year’s Stevie Award winners are to be applauded for their persistence and their resilience. We look forward to celebrating their achievements with them during our December 8 virtual awards ceremony.”