Bank of America and Huntington Bank Named 2015 HRM Impact Award Recipients

SHRM, SIOP and their foundations recognize exemplary evidence-based HR management

Sep 24, 2015

Bowling Green, OH — The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) have announced winners of the 2015 Human Resource Management Impact Award.

The HRM Impact Award is an international honor given by SIOP, SHRM, the SHRM Foundation and the SIOP Foundation that recognizes organizations with outstanding evidence-based HR management practices. The award, which recognizes HR practices and initiatives that have been measured and determined successful through evidence-based, data-driven analyses, will be presented at the Boston Renaissance Waterfront Oct. 2 during SIOP’s Leading Edge Consortium, “Building a High-Performance Organization: A Fresh Look at Performance Management.” The winners also will be honored at the SHRM Volunteer Leaders’ Summit Nov. 20 in Washington D.C.

“This award recognizes those organizations that are using strong evidence to back up their HR practices,” said Ann Marie Ryan, chair of this year’s HRM Impact Award Committee. “These two organizations exemplify the gold standard in the use of evidence-based HR strategies and practices to foster organizational success. We are proud to honor them and to highlight their best practices.”

“We congratulate the winners of the 2015 HRM Impact Award and their creative use of workforce analytics to drive business success,” added Henry G. (Hank) Jackson, SHRM’s president and CEO. “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.”

Receiving the award are:

Bank of America implemented the “Bank of America Universal Fit Pre-Hire Assessment.” In partnership with SHAKER, Bank of America created an innovative, custom assessment and realistic job preview (RJP), which was based on a comprehensive job analysis and validated through a criterion-related, concurrent validation approach.

Huntington Bank created the “VOICE Colleague Engagement Survey,” which uses a data-driven approach to measure organizational culture, employment brand, employee engagement, and turnover, and link them to overall organizational performance.

The winners receive a plaque and acknowledgements at the SHRM and SIOP events. For details on the winning organizations and initiatives, visit

Submissions for the 2016 HRM Impact Award will open February 1, 2016 and remain open through April.

MEDIA: For more information about attending the award presentations or to request an interview, contact Vanessa Gray of SHRM Media Relations at 703-535-6072 and or Stephany Below of SIOP at 419-353-0032 and

About the Society for Human Resource Management

Founded in 1948, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR membership organization devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 275,000 members in over 160 countries, the Society is the leading provider of resources to serve the needs of HR professionals and advance the professional practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates. Visit SHRM Online at and follow us on Twitter @SHRMPress.

About the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) is an international professional organization with an annual membership of more than 8,000 industrial-organizational (I-O) psychologists. SIOP’s mission is to enhance human well-being and performance in organizational and work settings by promoting the science, practice, and teaching of I-O psychology. SIOP provides a platform for professionals to collaborate, implement, and evaluate solutions to workplace challenges. Visit SIOP at and follow us on Twitter at @SIOPtweets.

About the SHRM Foundation

The SHRM Foundation was founded in 1966 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The SHRM Foundation advances global HR knowledge and practice by providing thought leadership and educational support, and by sponsoring, funding and driving the adoption of cutting-edge, actionable and evidence-based research. Visit and follow us on Twitter @SHRMFoundation.

About the SIOP Foundation

The SIOP Foundation provides financial support for the advancement of the field of I-O psychology. It is a structure through which members of SIOP and other donors can express their tangible support for the field with tax-deductible gifts. Visit for more information about the SIOP Foundation and its awards, grants, and scholarships.


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