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SIOP and SHRM Announce HRM Impact Award Winners!



ATF, North Shore LIJ Health System, PepsiCo | Frito-Lay, and Procter & Gamble Honored for Exemplary HR Management Initiatives

SIOP and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), together with the SIOP and SHRM Foundations, are pleased to announce the winners of the first annual HRM Impact Award!

The HRM Impact Award is an international honor given by SIOP, SHRM, and their foundations that recognizes organizations with outstanding evidence-based HR management practices and specifically recognizes HR practices and initiatives that have been measured and determined successful through evidence-based, data-driven analyses. The awards were announced October 1, 2013 at SHRM’s Strategy Conference in San Diego. The winners also will be honored at the SIOP Leading Edge Consortium in October. (A press release announcing the winners is available here.)

“I am excited to see such impressive initiatives being honored with this year’s HRM Impact Award,” said SIOP President Tammy Allen. “Evidence-based management is fundamental to I-O psychology, and the winning organizations showcase the practices that improve workplaces for everyone. We are pleased to partner with SHRM and the SHRM Foundation to share and promote these winning initiatives.”

The 2013 wining organizations and initiatives are:

Public (nonprofit)

  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), U.S. Department of Justice, for creating a cost-effective way to evaluate an employee’s competencies for promotion to a supervisory special agent position. ATF worked with the Human Resources Research Organization, which with ClicFlic Intelligent Media developed an interactive online simulation called the Electronic Promotion Assessment System.
  • North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System, for its Transforming Culture through Evidence and Innovation program, which implemented TeamSTEPPS, an evidence-based framework developed by the Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality and the Department of Defense. With the additional use of Collaborative Care Councils, North Shore-LIJ created a sustainable culture of safety and a standard of excellence in health care.

Private (for-profit)

  • PepsiCo | Frito-Lay, for a Performance Pay program that determines compensation based on meeting sales-growth targets. The company partnered with the Center for Effective Organizations at the University of Southern California to evaluate the new compensation program to ensure that the change would have the intended impact before rolling it out in 2013.
  • Procter & Gamble, for its Global Adaptive Reasoning Test, a cognitive assessment used at the beginning of its hiring process. P&G partnered with the Human Resources Research Organization to ensure that questions accurately measured cognitive ability and with Development Dimensions International to develop adaptive delivery to ensure that online test taking is secure.

“These organizations have effectively employed HR practices using evidence-based measurement and management,” said Henry G. (Hank) Jackson, SHRM’s president and CEO. “We congratulate the four winners of the 2013 HRM Impact Award and urge the HR departments of other organizations to emulate their outstanding use of workforce analytics to drive success.”

SIOP and SHRM share a deep commitment to promoting human resource management practices that contribute to the success of today’s global work organizations, making them better places in which to work. Both societies also share a belief that the way to improve practice is to publicize the best available evidence regarding the usefulness and impact of successfully implemented innovative HRM initiatives.

“The HRM Impact Award program recognizes organizations that use cutting-edge, evidence-based management practices,” said HRM Impact Award Chair Wayne Cascio. “The winners of this year's awards represent the very best of those practices. It is an honor to recognize their exemplary initiatives and to share them with other organizations everywhere.”

Follow the HRM Impact Award online:

Website: www.hrmimpactawards.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HRMImpactAwards

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HRMImpactAwards

Winning organizations benefit in numerous ways, explained Milt Hakel, current Foundation Board president and Executive Board member.

“For organizations who win this award, I think it is the opportunity to establish themselves in a leadership position in their industry or sector of the economy,” he said. “I think it’s also a great opportunity for them to attract and retain top talent. People want to work for organizations known for having the best HR management practices.”

In addition, all of the winners are featured in press releases and other promotional materials about the awards.

The four organizations launched the HRM Impact Award on March 1, 2013 when applications officially opened. The idea for the award came from Howard Klein, a longtime member of SHRM and past president of the SHRM Foundation.

The HRM Impact Award Task Force includes Hakel, along with David Baker, Joan Brannick, Robert Carr, Adrienne Colella, Leaetta Hough, Howard Klein, Rich Klimoski, Gary Latham, Beth McFarland, Jeff Pon, Mark Schmit, and Howard Winkler. The group worked with all four organizations to produce a memorandum of understanding that officially created the award last fall. Wayne Cascio has since been selected as the first HRM Impact Awards Committee Chair.

Read a full story about the launch of the HRM Impact Award here.

You can also read Milt Hakel’s Foundation Spotlight article about the award here.

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 260,000 members in more than 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, India and the United Arab Emirates. Visit SHRM Online at www.shrm.org 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 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 visit www.siop.org.

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.

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. Visit the SIOP Foundation at www.siop.org/Foundation for more information about the SIOP Foundation and its awards, grants, and scholarships.