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HR Professionals Across the U.S. Step Up, Create Programs
to Survive the Recession
SHRM Honors 15 Members with Economic Stimulus Prize
Alexandria, Va. –
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) honored 15 of its members today for creating HR solutions that are successfully helping their companies survive the current economic crisis by avoiding layoffs, saving money and maintaining morale.
Called the “SHRM Economic Stimulus Prize,” $1,000 prizes were awarded to individual HR professionals whose HR strategies produced a measurable and positive impact on business operations.
The winning case studies highlight best HR practices to:
“I salute these 15 outstanding HR professionals for their leadership and bold thinking to tackle some of the toughest workplace challenges caused by this recession,” said SHRM President and CEO Laurence G. O’Neil. “These fresh ideas and innovative programs clearly demonstrate HR’s role in creating smart and sophisticated business strategies in response to the growing economic crisis.”
The 15 winners are from nonprofits, private companies, state and local governments, and universities.They also represent every region of the United States, which shows that HR professionals across the country are implementing innovative, results-based solutions to combat the economic downturn.
Highlights of the winning case studies are below. Detailed summaries of the winning case studies can be accessed at:
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 more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries, the Society 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
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