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With 55 percent of the nearly 1,000 votes, EBI has won SHRM’s inaugural swag contest—a chance for attendees to choose the best giveaways from vendors in the SHRM 2016 Exposition.
From more than 600 vendors, we chose 12 whose swag was among the best. We limited these top picks to vendors who offered their giveaways to everyone and who offered them all the days that the Exposition was open. We then invited attendees to vote for their favorites.
The winner by a clear majority was EBI, which offers pre-employment background checks. More than 1,600 prizes were given away at the EBI booth: GoPro video cameras, wireless JBL Flip 3 speakers, Mpow Macro Lenses and Starbucks gift cards.
In a tightly contested race for second place, Walden University pulled ahead of Ceridian. Walden University brought in a makeup artist and a professional photographer to shoot glamour photos. The company then offered the photos to attendees on a thumb drive and even helped place those shots on LinkedIn.
Ceridian, a global human capital management tech company, silk-screened T-shirts customized with HR slogans and printed them on the spot as attendees waited.
The other nominees offered some terrific giveaways, too:
Voters in the swag survey also wrote in other choices that we didn’t list. Some of their nominees were:
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