How are You Innovating in Your Workplace?

The Better Workplaces Challenge Cup Member Track is a competition celebrating the most exciting HR solutions created by entry-to-mid-level HR professionals. Apply to join SHRM’s exclusive member-only competition, and for a chance to win $1,000 and an expenses-paid trip to SHRM23 in Las Vegas!*





(*Free trip to SHRM23 + $1K Cash Prize)


Win a complimentary trip to SHRM23 with paid travel expenses*.

$1,000 cash prize.
Recognition on-stage at the Better Workplace Challenge Cup finals event at SHRM23.
The opportunity to improve the future of work for all by sharing an innovative HR solution you have developed.
Get featured on the SHRM website and social media channels!


You must meet the following requirements:

Be an active SHRM Member. Not a member? JOIN NOW

Have developed a successful process or solution that directly contributes to better workplaces.
Your solution must be “innovative”, which will be defined as: an entirely new approach, process, or application to a problem; a creative combination of programs, tools, or technologies; or a pioneering reapplication of a model from a different industry or sector.



Submit your application by March
12th, 2023.


Top 5 applications will be selected as finalists.


A panel of judges and the public vote for the most innovative solution.


Winner will be invited to join us at SHRM23.

*Eligibility requirements may apply. Winners will receive a complimentary ticket to the SHRM23 Annual Conference in Las Vegas, as well as all-expense paid travel. All-expense paid travel will consist of the following: flight and hotel accommodations for two (2) nights for each Participant representative (up to 1); (ii) flight reimbursement up to a maximum of $1,000 USD per domestic ticket and $2,000 USD per international ticket for each Participant representative; and (iii) hotel accommodations reimbursement up to a maximum $300 (including taxes & fees) per room, per night. SHRM reserves the right to make changes at its discretion to the all-expense paid travel. Official rules will be made available soon with additional program details.

SHRMLabs, powered by SHRM, is inspiring innovation to create better workplace technologies that solve today’s most pressing workplace challenges.

To learn more about SHRMLabs, visit

SHRMLabs supports SHRM in:

Elevating HR as a thought leader on the future of work and workplace technology.
Leveraging the collective expertise of SHRM members and staff to help tech innovators create technologies catered to the needs of workers and the workplace
Identifying, evaluating, and enabling the success of startup companies in the workplace technology industry

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