SIOP and SHRM Announce Launch of New Human Resource Management Award

Mar 1, 2013

SIOP and SHRM Announce Launch of New Human Resource Management Award

Recognizes Employers with Successful Evidence-based HR Practices

Bowling Green, Ohio and Alexandria, Va. – The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), together with the SIOP and SHRM Foundations, launched today the first national award to honor organizations with outstanding evidence-based HR management practices.

Known as the HRM Impact Award, the competition will select winners based on HR practices and initiatives that have been measured and determined successful through evidence-based, data-driven analyses.

“Evidence-based management is a pillar of I-O science and practice, and I-O psychologists have long been concerned with effective and innovative human resource management practices,” said Doug Reynolds, SIOP President. “We are very pleased to be partnering with SHRM and the SHRM Foundation on the HRM Impact Award to honor and promote the HR initiatives that make organizations more efficient and better places to work.”

SIOP and SHRM, together with their Foundations, will present one or more HRM Impact Awards annually to showcase excellence in evidence-based HR management practices, projects and initiatives. The winners will be recognized publicly with a plaque presented at both SHRM and SIOP conferences in October of this year. In addition, they will be featured in press releases and news articles highlighting their organizations and winning practices or initiatives.

“SHRM and the SHRM Foundation are proud to join with SIOP and the SIOP Foundation in honoring organizations that assess the efficiency and effectiveness of their HR practices using evidence-based measurement and management,” said SHRM President and CEO Henry Jackson. “The HRM Impact Award supports SHRM’s longstanding efforts to ensure HR professionals use workforce analytics to drive organizational success.”

Award submissions will be accepted March 1-July 1, 2013 and can be submitted at 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. Membership in SHRM and/or SIOP is not required. Applications must be submitted in English. Further information is available at


About SIOP

The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) is an international group of more than 8,000 industrial-organizational (I-O) psychologists whose members study and apply scientific principles concerning workplace productivity, motivation, leadership and engagement. 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. For more information about SIOP, including a searchable Media Resources service, visit

About the Society for Human Resource Management

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing about 265,000 members in more than 140 countries, SHRM serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India. 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 Industrial-Organizational (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. Its resources further the outreach of both the practice and the science of I-O psychology so that those in this field can play an increasingly vital role in fostering a productive and prosperous workplace. Visit the SIOP Foundation at 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 the SHRM Foundation at for more information about the SHRM Foundation and its products, awards, grants, and scholarships.


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