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. Any type of HR practice or initiative may be nominated.
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 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.
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 a SIOP conference session and a brief video to be posted on the SIOP website.
Organizations should provide supporting documentation that demonstrates how the practice or initiative being submitted for this award results in tangible benefits to the organization. The practice or initiative should be currently in use or have been in use within the past 5 years. The use of evidence-based human resource management techniques is highly relevant.
The HRM Impact Award Review Committee will review all applications. The Committee will evaluate submissions based on the following criteria:
- Financial or operational impact on the business or enterprise (for example, demonstrated improvements in productivity, profitability, revenue, market share, or community outcomes).
- People impact on employees and teams (for example, measured improvements in employee satisfaction, engagement, performance, or turnover; or in teamwork or team performance).
- Scientific impact on the research and practice of HR, industrial-organizational psychology, or management (for example, extent of the innovative or “game-changing” nature of the initiative or the extent to which the initiative can be replicated in other organizations).
- Quality of evidence in support of the financial, people, and scientific impacts (for example, the scientific rigor of the impact evidence or the extent to which multiple sources or types of data are used in evaluating impact).
HRM Impact Award Review Committee
Applications will be evaluated by a panel of volunteer judges including both academics and HR practitioners from the four sponsoring organizations, SHRM, SIOP, the SHRM Foundation and the SIOP Foundation.