Any for-profit, not-for-profit, or government organization, located anywhere in the world, may apply for recognition of an evidence-based initiative or practice used internally by that organization. Consulting firms may not submit an application. Rather, they are encouraged to have their clients submit an application that highlights a practice developed by the consulting firm and used in the client organization. The award will be presented to the organization in which the project or initiative has been implemented, with appropriate recognition also given to the consulting firm or other outside organization that developed or assisted in implementing the project or initiative. Membership in SHRM and/or SIOP is not required. Applications must be submitted in English.
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.
The practice must be established enough to have generated data demonstrating its return on investment (ROI) and/or effectiveness. Applicants must provide measurement data to demonstrate evidence of the practice’s effectiveness and/or ROI. If selected for an award, applicants must be willing to share the details of this practice in one or more of the following ways: brief video, academic case study, HR Magazine and/or TIP article, media interviews, presentations, and/or social media.