Ten HR professionals have been long-listed for the title of HR Person of the Year at the Hotelier Middle East Awards 2009.

The HR Person of the Year Award, sponsored by hotel recruitment site catererglobal.com, recognises the individual who has contributed most to their hotel.

Employee satisfaction is difficult to maintain in difficult times and this impressive list of HR managers proves that going above and beyond the call of duty does produce results.

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An independent panel of judges selected by Hotelier Middle East will judge the nominees, with the winner to be announced at a glamorous awards ceremony on October 14 at Madinat Jumeirah.

The 10 nominees that have reached the long-list all report significant achievements and a dedication to their role, but who is your favourite to win?