HR Management & Compliance

Congratulations to Steve Bruce, PhD and Managing Editor of HR Daily Advisor

We over here at the BLR Media team work hard to get the most relevant and best content available into the hands of you, our subscribers. It is always nice to be officially recognized for that hard work. We are therefore pleased to announce that our very own Stephen D. Bruce, PhD, Managing Editor of the HR Daily Advisor and many other publications, will be awarded the prestigious Connectiv G.D. Crain, Jr. Award for a Distinguished Editorial Career.


The Crain Award is given annually to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the development of editorial excellence in business media. The award was established by a grant from the G.D. Crain, Jr. Foundation and will be presented by Rance Crain at the 63rd Annual Jesse H. Neal Awards Banquet in New York on March 31.

This is far from Bruce’s first award, having received many over his 30-year career as a prolific writer and editor. He has worked in HR, was the president of his own company, and always infuses his writing with the great perspective of his career and experiences.

In the past he was the Editor in Chief at BLR and the President of Ransom & Benjamin Publishers. Today at BLR, Steve manages an editorial team that produces 7 daily newsletters including the popular HR Daily Advisor (circulation 230,000 daily), and a multitude of research projects, webinars, books, and white papers. He hosts BLR’s HR Works Podcast, presents webinars, and records training videos.

He is also a past recipient of a SIPAward, 3 Apex Awards, a min award, a Telly Award, and the Georgi Award from the Writers Foundation of America. He has been designated a Top 25 HR Digital Influencer, and Top 50 HR blogger.

In his spare time beyond BLR, Steve drives the musical direction for Con Brio a classical, auditioned, chorus, with more than 70 dedicated choristers. It is known for the variety of its repertoire, sparkling programming and excellent musicality. Since it was founded in 1997 Con Brio has performed regularly to a growing and loyal local audience. The choir has made six overseas concert tours, with the most recent to Portugal and Spain in 2016. The seventh will be to Slovenia and Croatia in 2018. Here is a link to the Con Brio site for more information:

Steve also loves hanging out with his wife Abby and their two cats, Allegro and Vivace, and enjoys his sons and their families.

We are all pleased to congratulate Steve on this excellent recognition and continued accomplishments!

Sincerely, BLR Media Staff