HRM Impact Award Winners Announced

Employers honored for exemplary evidence-based HR management practices

By SHRM Online staff Oct 7, 2013

Four organizations with outstanding evidence-based HR management practices received the 2013 HRM Impact Award on Oct. 2.

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the SHRM Foundation, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and the SIOP Foundation presented the award during the SHRM Strategy Conference in San Diego.

The international honor recognizes HR practices and initiatives that have been measured and determined successful through evidence-based, data-driven analyses.

“These organizations have effectively employed HR practices using evidence-based measurement and management,” said Henry G. “Hank” Jackson, CPA, SHRM’s president and CEO, in a news release. He urged HR departments at other organizations “to emulate their outstanding use of workforce analytics to drive success.”

Wayne F. Cascio, Ph.D., past president of SIOP and former chair of the SHRM Foundation, chaired the HRM Impact Award.

“It is an honor to recognize their exemplary initiatives and to share them with other organizations everywhere,” he said in a news release.

The public nonprofit recipients are:

*Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF),U.S. Department of Justice, for creating a cost-effective way to evaluate an employee’s competencies for promotion to a supervisory special agent position. The ATF worked with the Human Resources Research Organization (HRRO), which, along with ClicFlic Intelligent Media, developed an interactive online simulation called the Electronic Promotion Assessment System.

*North Shore-LIJ Health System, for its Transforming Culture through Evidence and Innovation program. The program implemented TeamSTEPPS, an evidence-based framework developed by the Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality and the Department of Defense. With the additional use of Collaborative Care Councils, North Shore-LIJ created a sustainable culture of safety and a standard of excellence in health care.

Private for-profit recipients are:

*PepsiCo/Frito-Lay, for its performance pay program that determines compensation based on meeting sales-growth targets. The company partnered with the Center for Effective Organizations at the University of Southern California to evaluate the program to ensure it would have the intended impact before rolling it out in 2013.

*Procter & Gamble (P&G), which developed its Global Adaptive Reasoning Test, a cognitive assessment used at the beginning of its hiring process. P&G partnered with the HRRO to ensure that questions accurately measured cognitive ability, and with Development Dimensions International to develop adaptive delivery to ensure that online test-taking is secure.

The new award was open to any for-profit, not-for-profit or government organization anywhere in the world; membership in SHRM or SIOP was not required. A panel of volunteer judges, including academics and HR practitioners from the four sponsoring organizations, reviewed submissions on the following aspects:

*Financial or operational impact on the business or enterprise.

*Impact on employees and teams.

*Scientific impact on the research and practices of HR, industrial-organizational psychology and/or management.

*Quality of evidence that supports the financial, people and scientific impacts.

Winners receive a plaque and recognition at SHRM and SIOP events, including the 2013 SHRM Strategy Conference and the SIOP Leading Edge Consortium on Oct. 18 in Richmond, Va.


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