Jack in the Box, Inc. Named 2016 HRM Impact Award Winner

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

Oct 12, 2016
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ATLANTA — The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), along with their foundations, have named Jack in the Box, Inc. as recipient of the 2016 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 promotes HR practices and initiatives that have been measured and determined successful through evidence-based, data-driven analyses.

Jack in the Box, Inc., a national fast-food restaurant, was chosen as this year’s winner for its project, “Talent Analytics in Service of Organizational Purpose: Nourishing the Pursuit of Dreams.” During a decade in which Jack in the Box transformed its business model, management partnered with the Metrus Group to better understand the drivers of how well employees at all levels were aligned with the business strategy and customer value proposition, whether employees had the proper tools, training and information to facilitate their performance, and how engaged and committed employees were to the business. 

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.

The award will be presented at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta on Friday, Oct. 21, during SIOP’s Leading Edge Consortium, “Talent Analytics: Data Science to Drive People Decisions and Business Impact.” The winner will also be honored at the SHRM Volunteer Leaders’ Summit Nov. 17-19 in Washington, D.C. 

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

“We congratulate the winner of the 2016 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.” 
Finansbank A.S. and the Mayo Clinic were awarded 2016 HRM Impact Award Honorable Mentions.

For details on this year’s winner as well as previous winning organizations and initiatives, visit www.hrmimpactawards.org. Submissions for the 2017 HRM Impact Award will open Feb. 1, 2017, and remain open through Apr. 30, 2017. 

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

About the Society for Human Resource Management
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR professional society, representing 285,000 members in more than 165 countries. For nearly seven decades, the Society has been the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the 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 us at shrm.org and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @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 9,000 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 www.siop.org 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 www.shrm.org/Foundation 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 www.siop.org/Foundation for more information about the SIOP Foundation and its awards, grants, and scholarships. 

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