Cargill, FBI and Sears Holdings Named 2014 HRM Impact Award Recipients

Oct 17, 2014
SHRM, SIOP and their foundations recognize exemplary evidence-based HR management
CHICAGO — The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) have announced winners of the 2014 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 awards, which recognize HR practices and initiatives that have been measured and determined successful through evidence-based, data-driven analyses, will be presented at the Loew’s Chicago O’Hare Oct. 18 during SIOP’s Leading Edge Consortium, “Succession Strategies: Building Your Leadership Bench.” The winners also will be honored at the SHRM Volunteer Leaders Summit in November 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. “By rigorously evaluating programs and policies, the winners of this year’s awards serve as models of how to ensure that data determines the best practices for tackling today’s HR challenges.”

“We congratulate the winners of the 2014 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:

  • Cargill- for the initiative, “Cargill’s Everyday Performance Management,” an evidence-based practice that leveraged extensive internal and external research pointing at the opportunity to simplify performance management, adopt a new mindset and focus on what really matters.
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)- for “The Leadership Skills Assessment,” a customized, live, day-in-the-life role play telephonic job situation designed by the FBI in partnership with Aon Hewitt Consulting, which administers the assessment.
  • Sears Holdings- for “Selecting Successful Leaders With Sears Holdings Corporation’s Executive Assessment,” a four-hour assessment battery and review of the executive’s resume and background. The assessment also includes a one-hour interview with an assessor (Ph.D. psychologist), who further explores a candidate’s experience, motivation and fit with the organization, business unit and role.
The winners receive a plaque and acknowledgements at the SHRM and SIOP events. For details on the winning organizations and initiatives, visit

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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