2015 Excellence Award
Coastal Bend Society for Human Resource Management is
known for their meaningful contributions to the
improvement of the profession. The HR Excellence Awards
provides Coastal Bend businesses the opportunity to share
their successful HR efforts with their peers.
2015 Excellence Awards
The Coastal Bend SHRM Excellence Awards were established to recognize outstanding practices and new ideas that result in significant contributions to the business, organization, employee, or the profession of Human Resource Management.
Successful applications should focus on areas such as learning and development, talent management, change management, internal communications, employee engagement, corporate social responsibility, HR technology, Diversity and inclusion, and Small Business award. In addition, HR practitioner of the year, HR young talent of the year, and most people focused CEO. Awards are listed on pages 5 and 6 of this document.
All businesses and organizations operating in the Coastal Bend area are eligible to apply for any of the awards.
All application materials must be sent electronically or postmarked no later than October 19, 2015.
The complete application packet includes. • Excellence Award application. • Project summary.
o The project summary must have a concise, descriptive title that conveys the subject of the project and does not exceed 10 words.
o The project summary must be a well-organized, stand-alone document that does not reference vendors, the geographic location, nor the applicant or business entity by name.
o The project summary must include the following three sections with headlines for each. Limit each section to 200-300 words.
� Summary of idea/project.
� Cite measurable examples of the improvements and/or savings. � How does the project affect business or employee achievement? • One-page company bio.
• Company logo in digital format (JPEG, GIF).
NOMINATE A COLLEAGUE
Do you know a colleague who has made a significant contribution to the HR field through an innovative idea or by developing a successful, original practice? Nominating a colleague is a great way to share the accomplishments of a business professional you admire. To submit a competitive application, please work directly with the nominee to provide current and accurate information.
HOW TO SUBMIT THE APPLICATION
Scan to: firstname.lastname@example.org Mail to: CBSHRM
Attn: HR Excellence Awards P . O . B o x 9 0 6 4
2015 Excellence AwardsSELECTION PANEL
Award recipients are chosen by an independent panel of educational and business professionals. The selection process is based on the applicant’s ability to promote and enhance the overall effective operation of the business, organization, or the profession through the project. The selection panel will review this year’s entries in October. Decisions rendered by the selection panel are final.
Award recipients may be asked to submit supplemental materials to develop the HR Excellence Award video shown at the Award Ceremony. Requested items may include photographs, videos, and written material to enhance the video.
HR EXCELLENCE AWARDS CEREMONY
The 2015 HR Excellence Awards will be presented at the end of year CBSHRM meeting to be held at the Holiday Inn Marina, December 3, 2015, Corpus Christi Texas.
HR Excellence Award recipients are recognized in the Caller Times and Texas HR Matters newsletter.
If you have any questions, contact Cinia Clarich, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
COASTAL BEND SOCIETY FOR HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT MISSION
The CBSHRM, founded in 1972, is a professional association which is committed to the HR profession and taking a leadership role in providing information, programs and services in support of its membership to develop personally and professionally.
Proceeds from the HR Excellence Awards will go to fund the Chief Floyd Simpson Leadership Scholarship at
The SHRM Foundation is a non-profit organization that is a catalyst for thought leadership. They offer unmatched workforce knowledge for progressive leaders, with a total focus on studying and reporting the management practices that work.
2015 Excellence AwardsPROJECT INFORMATION
Date Implemented (Project must have been implemented after May 1, 2014): Descriptive Title of your project:
AWARD REQUESTING CONSIDERATION FOR:
Most Successful Change Management Strategy Outstanding Employee Engagement Strategy Best Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy Diversity and Inclusion Award
Best Learning and Development Strategy
Most Effective Internal Communication Strategy Most Effective Recruitment Strategy
Most Innovative Deployment of HR Technology
Individual Awards: Young HR Professional Most people-focused CEO
Check: Mr Mrs Ms S P H R P H R S H R M - S C P S H R M - CP Other First Name Middle Initial Last Name:
Title: No. of Employees:
SHRM Member No.: and/or C B S H R M Member: Yes No
Business Address: Email:
City: State/Province: Zip/Postal Code:
Work Phone: Cell Phone:
(When nominating an individual, please work with the nominee to provide information that strengthens the application.) Check: Mr Mrs Ms S P H R P H R S H R M - S C P S H R M - CP Other
Business Address: Email:
City: State/Province: Zip/Postal Code:
Work Phone: Cell Phone:
Who is submitting the application materials? Nominator Candidate
Upon receipt of the application, CBSHRM will contact the applicant and nominator. ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND SIGNATURE
I hereby certify that the information in this application is true and accurate. I authorize the release of this information to CBSHRM to publicize in whatever way considered appropriate.
Small Business HR Award (Less than 50 employees) in any catagory.
BEST LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY
In this category, judges will be looking for those that invest effectively in the development of their people across an entire organization. Entrants should include details about the business need, what the strategy entails and how it was communicated to the workforce.
MOST SUCCESSFUL CHANGE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY
This category covers organizations that have completed a successful people-focused change program. Areas that will be assessed include making the business case for change, its communication, implementation and measurement. Entries can include those where external interim resources have been brought in to achieve a positive outcome and successful merger and acquisition programs.
MOST EFFECTIVE INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGY
The communications strategy can be part of an ongoing process or related to a one-off event or development in the organization. The communications strategy/initiative must have been in place for long enough to demonstrate its success.
OUTSTANDING EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT STRATEGY
Judges will be looking for a well-thought out strategy linking employee engagement to the heart of the business. This can include motivation programs that have made a significant difference to an organization’s productivity and performance.
MOST EFFECTIVE RECRUITMENT STRATEGY
Judges will be looking for evidence of innovation and bottom line contribution through enhanced recruitment and improved retention. Entries could range from one- off projects in key areas through to the implementation of new policies covering all resourcing activities. They should be presented in the form of a business case study supported by relevant metrics.
BEST CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBLITY STRATEGY
Judges will be looking for an organization that has embedded corporate social responsibility (CSR) throughout the organization, in particular through its people. Entrants should demonstrate the role HR has played in the strategy and execution of CSR initiatives. Judges will mark highly CSR initiatives/strategies that demonstrate a clear link between corporate strategy, community benefits and societal responsibility.
MOST INNOVATIVE DEPLOYMENT OF HR TECHNOLOGY
Judges are looking for an organization that has used technology to move HR forward. It could be via the application of HR software and analytic systems, online recruitment or an e-learning program.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION AWARD
This award recognizes an organization that has diversity and inclusion at the heart of its business, providing outstanding support and opportunities to women, people from BME backgrounds, people from the LGBTI community, disabled people and other minorities. The winner will not have a D&I strategy because it is nice thing to do; it will recognize and embrace the benefits of a truly diverse workforce.
• Our individual awards for HR practitioner of the year and HR young talent of the year are free to enter. Members are invited to nominate a member of their team, or you are free to nominate yourself.
o HR practitioner of the year is open to CHRO’s, HR managers and HR business
partners who are members in good standing with CBSHRM.
o HR young talent of the year is open to HR practitioners with up to three years of
experience who are members in good standing with CBSHRM.
o Most people-focused CEO (The Chief Floyd Simpson Award) is open to all CEO's,
Presidents, and buisness owners who have created an orgianzational climate for putting people first!