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Kara Chase Receives Silver Best in Biz Award for Human Resources Executive of the Year
Chase was recognized for her integral role in helping CRA and its employees smoothly transition following two company acquisitions and a period of rapid hiring. Chase was instrumental in facilitating employee communications following the acquisitions and for creating programs for organizational socialization and employee engagement. Chase also implemented a web-based system which allows employees to update their personal information, complete forms, register for benefits, and complete training modules online.
This year marked the third annual Best in Biz Awards program, which focused on companies based or operating in North America. According to awards officials, it was the most competitive in its history, with the highest number of submissions to date and the most distinguished judging panel yet assembled. More than 500 entries were received this year, from a wide array of public and private companies of all sizes and from a variety of industries and geographic regions in the U.S. and Canada. Winners of Best in Biz Awards 2013 were determined by an independent panel of 50 judges from top-tier news, business and technology publications, as well as broadcast outlets and analyst firms.
About Clinical Research Advantage
Tempe, Ariz.-based Clinical Research Advantage, Inc. (CRA) is the country’s largest wholly owned network of clinical trial sites. CRA works with pharmaceutical companies and contract research organizations to perform clinical trials for pharmaceuticals, vaccines and medical devices. The services provided by CRA allow trial sponsors to bring medical advancements to market quickly and efficiently. Founded in 1992, CRA acquired Radiant Research in 2012 and Comprehensive Clinical Development in 2013. Combined, the companies have 78 locations and have successfully completed more than 11,000 clinical trials. For more information, please visit http://www.crastudies.com.
About Best in Biz Awards
Best in Biz Awards recognizes top companies, teams, executives and products for their business success as judged by established members of the press and industry analysts. Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in three separate programs annually: North America, EMEA, and International. Entries are currently being accepted in the third annual Best in Biz Awards 2013 EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) program, until the final entry deadline on January 24, 2014. Any organization from any industry operating in EMEA may enter any of the more than 50 company, department or team, executive and product categories. For more information about the entry process and categories in the EMEA program, please visit: http://emea.bestinbizawards.com.