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For Immediate Release
Awards Recognize HR Departments and Leaders Who Advance the Profession
(Alexandria, Va., August 15, 2006) The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) today announced the finalists for its first annual SHRM Human Capital Leadership Awards, recognizing human resource (HR) leaders and programs for excellence in developing and executing organizational strategy. Award winners will be announced October 5 at the SHRM Strategic HR Conference in Phoenix.
The Human Capital Leadership Awards are presented in four categories: three awards honoring exemplary HR departments - Innovative Business Solution Award, Competitive Workforce Award and Strategic HR Leadership Award - and the Human Capital Business Leader of the Year Award, recognizing a senior HR leader.
"These awards highlight the essential role that human resource professionals play in developing and executing people strategies that are critical to organizational success," said Susan R. Meisinger, SPHR, SHRM's president and CEO.
This award is presented to an HR department that successfully develops an innovative and ethical solution to a new or ongoing organizational challenge. The finalists are as follows:
This distinction is awarded to an HR department that recognizes and successfully responds to key workforce trends and needs in an ever-changing economic climate, impacting its organization's long-term business objectives. The finalists are as follows:
This award is given to an HR department that plays a key role in driving the performance and reputation of an organization by leveraging organizational human capital, aligning with corporate strategic goals and enhancing the reputation of the department within the organization.
This award recognizes a senior HR professional who serves as a leading force in executing organizational strategy that directly impacts the organization's performance and prominence.
In addition to being recognized at the SHRM Strategic HR Conference, award winners will be featured in stories in an upcoming issue of HR Magazine, and highlighted on the SHRM Web site. Winners also will be highlighted in SHRM materials as a company with "best practices." The winner of the Human Capital Business Leader of the Year Award will be invited to the CNBC/ Wall Street Journal Executive Leadership Awards in January 2007.
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