SHRM and SIOP Recognize Jack in the Box as 2016 HRM Impact Award Winner

By SHRM Online staff Nov 18, 2016

​HR leaders with Jack in the Box were presented with the 2016 Human Resource Management Impact Award at a Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) event in October. From right: Mark Blankenship, executive vice president and chief people, culture and corporate strategy officer, and Melissa Corrigan, vice president of HR and total rewards, both from Jack in the Box; SHRM Director for HR Competencies and Resources Research Joe Jones, Ph.D.; SIOP President Mort McPhail; and SIOP Foundation Board Secretary Nancy Tippins.

​Jack in the Box Inc. is the winner of the 2016 Human Resource Management (HRM) Impact Award, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) announced Nov. 18 during SHRM's Volunteer Leaders' Summit in Washington, D.C.

The national fast-food restaurant chain was chosen as this year's winner for its project "Talent Analytics in Service of Organizational Purpose: Nourishing the Pursuit of Dreams" as a program that highlighted measured, evidence-based HR management. Honorable mentions went to Finansbank A.S., a Turkish bank with headquarters in Levent, Istanbul, and the Mayo Clinic medical practice and research group, based in Rochester, Minn.

The HRM Impact Award is an international honor given by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), SHRM, the SHRM Foundation and the SIOP Foundation. The award promotes HR practices and initiatives that have been measured and determined to be successful through evidence-based, data-driven analyses.

This year's award was presented by Tom Darrow, SHRM-SCP, founder and principal of Talent Connections LLC and Career Spa LLC, and chair of the SHRM Foundation Board of Directors, and Sara Rynes, Ph.D., a professor at the University of Iowa, a director on the SHRM Foundation board and chairman of the 2016 HRM Impact Award Committee.

Jack in the Box received the award at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta in October during SIOP's Leading Edge Consortium, "Talent Analytics: Data Science to Drive People Decisions and Business Impact."

The restaurant franchise used a process called Alignment, Capabilities and Engagement (ACE), which helped its management team understand how human capital measurements can, and do, predict critical drivers of business outcomes. ACE results have consistently revealed that restaurants with higher scores outperform those with lower scores on virtually every operational and financial measure, including higher sales and lower turnover.

"We congratulate the winner of the 2016 HRM Impact Award and their creative use of workforce analytics to drive business success," said Henry G. "Hank" Jackson, SHRM's president and CEO, in a news release. "In their effective use of evidence-based measurement and management, they set a high standard for HR departments and leadership requirements of HR professionals everywhere."  

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