SIOP AND SHRM Now Accepting Applications for Human Resource Management Award

Award recognizes employers with successful evidence-based HR practices

Mar 10, 2015

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and the Society for ​Human Resource Management (SHRM), together with the SIOP and the SHRM Foundations, are now accepting applications for the first international award to honor organizations with outstanding evidence-based HR management practices.

The HRM Impact Award honors HR practices and initiatives that have been measured and determined successful through evidence-based, data-driven analyses.

SIOP and SHRM, together with their foundations, present one or more HRM Impact Awards annually to showcase excellence in evidence-based HR management practices, projects and initiatives. The winners are recognized publicly with a plaque presented at both a SHRM and a SIOP conference. In addition, the winners are featured in news articles highlighting their organizations and winning practices or initiatives.

The featured practice may be currently in use or have been in use within the past five years; however, a practice or initiative within a particular organization can be nominated only once, unless re-submission is specifically invited by the HRM Impact Award Review Committee. Any type of HR practice or initiative may be nominated.

Any for-profit, not-for-profit, or government organization located anywhere in the world may apply for award recognition of an evidence-based initiative or practice used internally to that organization. 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.

Award submissions for the 2015 HRM Impact Award are being accepted through April 30 and can be submitted via the HRM Impact Award website. Membership in SHRM and/or SIOP is not required. Applications must be submitted in English.

Further information, including details about previous winners, is available on the HRM Impact Award website at

Media: For more information, contact Kate Kennedy of SHRM Media Relations at 703-535-6260 and or Vanessa Gray at 703-535-6072 and

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 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 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.

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.


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