Over the past 20 years, the Human Resources profession has evolved from a transactional business function to a critical, strategic partner contributing to business success. Currently, HR professionals are changing the way HR support is delivered to the business; this new application requires each professional to know much more than the general operational skills. HR professionals are now building capabilities by becoming consultants and solution providers to deliver value-add business results. Successful HR business partners must develop strong skills in the areas of change management, talent management, and workforce alignment.
In consideration of the success stories found among our HR Professionals in Colorado who provide exceptional support in transforming their companies, the Colorado State SHRM Council (COSHRM) and the Colorado Human Resource Association (CHRA) collectively agreed to re-establish the Summit Award in Human Resources. This award is designed to recognize outstanding contributions by Colorado Human Resource Professionals who continue to succeed during times of great demand and change.
We encourage nominations from leaders, colleagues, and team members to help us identify professionals who have made outstanding contributions to the HR field.
The following guide was developed for the nomination process:
This prestigious award recognizes outstanding contributions by an HR professional to the human resource management field. Award nominees will be invited to attend the Best Companies to Work for in Colorado ceremony on July 25, 2013, and the winner will be announced during the evening to allow the winner to accept their award.
The winner will receive a Scholarship for $1000 toward professional development by attending a SHRM Conference of their choice during the 2013 fiscal year. Also, the winner will receive a one-year complimentary membership to the local SHRM chapter of their choice.
Open to all members of a state SHRM chapter and open to national SHRM members; nominees need to have 5 or more years experience and knowledge in HR field. Additionally, nominees must have completed one year of service or more in their company (PHR or SPHR certification a plus).
A selection committee comprised of past winners and nominees will evaluate all nominations and select the winner. (If the judges determine that no entry meets the requirements for earning this honor, no award will be made.)
Consideration is given to an HR Business Partner who has made extraordinary contributions and whose work ties to strategic business management initiatives (as described by HRCI):
Deadline for Nominations is June 28, 2013