New HRM Impact Award Announced

By SHRM Online staff Mar 4, 2013

U.S. organizations with successful, evidence-based HR management practices are invited to submit applications for the new HRM Impact Award.

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the SHRM Foundation, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and the SIOP Foundation announced the award March 1, 2013.

Winners will be selected based on their HR practices and initiatives that have been measured and deemed successful through evidence-based, data-driven analyses. They will receive a plaque and media exposure highlighting their winning practices or initiatives.

“Evidence-based management is a pillar of [industrial and organizational] science and practice, and IO psychologists have been concerned with effective and innovative human resource management practices,” SIOP President Doug Reynolds said in a news release.

SHRM CEO and President Henry G. “Hank” Jackson, CPA, noted that the global HR organization and the SHRM Foundation were proud to partner with SIOP and the SIOP Foundation on this award.

“The HRM Impact Award supports SHRM’s long-standing efforts to ensure HR professionals use workforce analytics to drive organizational success,” Jackson said in a news release.

Award applications will be accepted March 1, 2013, through July 1, 2013, at More information on application submission may be found at that website.

A panel of volunteer judges, including academics and HR practitioners from the four sponsoring organizations, will review submissions on the following criteria:

  • 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.

Any for-profit, nonprofit or government organization in the United States may compete. Consulting firms are encouraged to have their clients submit an application that highlights a practice developed by the consulting firm and used in the client organization.

Membership in SHRM or SIOP is not required to be eligible for the award.


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