IMPACT Awards
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The SHRM-Atlanta IMPACT Awards

Innovation ● Motivation Performance 
Achievement ● Creativity ● Transformation

 About

The annual SHRM-Atlanta IMPACT Awards recognize individuals or teams in the profession of Human Resources whose actions or initiatives have demonstrated outstanding impact and benefit – above and beyond normal expectations – to their business or the community. Nominees and their initiatives should reflect significant contributions through IMPACT: Innovation, Motivation, Performance, Achievement, Creativity or Transformation in the work being recognized. 

Nominations

Thank you for helping us recognize the exceptional work being done in our profession by taking the time to submit a nomination for the 2017 SHRM-Atlanta IMPACT Awards! All nominations are due by February 15, 2017. Please complete the brief nomination form below. As an additional option, you may upload your responses within the form (see bottom of the form).


Nomination Form

Benefits

IMPACT Award winners will be recognized in front of a large audience of HR professionals at SOAHR 2017: SHRM-Atlanta's 27th Annual HR Conference. All winners will be featured on the SHRM-Atlanta website and submitted for recognition to local news agencies.

Judges

Applications will be evaluated by a panel of volunteer judges. The panel will evaluate submissions in respect to the values of IMPACT: Innovation, Motivation, Performance, Achievement, Creativity and Transformation and look for the following initiatives:

  • Leadership
  • Community Involvement
  • Project Management
  • Organizational Change
 

2016 Winners

 Department Winners:

  • Kenneth Herman and the Fulton County Personnel Department: Within a six- month period, the department developed and implemented a plan for the delivery of HR shared services. This plan freed almost $1.2M of resources, centralized HR staff under one umbrella, and created an environment to streamline and standardize the HR functions within the county. 
  • Margaux Kaynard and the Rural Sourcing Inc. HR team: This department has seen tremendous company growth going from approx. 30 employees in 2012 to nearly 300 employees now. By implementing “Interview Day”, the department decreased the amount of colleague time spent interviewing by 76% by inviting pre-screened candidates onsite to participate in several “speed-dating” style interview with various members.
  • Dan Gordon, Lynnette Crowder and Robin Stenzel with WestRock: This team of HR professionals led 41,000 employees through a merger of two companies with completely different compensation, benefits and human resource operating systems.

Individual:

  • Gail Tolbert with Rubicon Global: Gail recognized for “infusing extensive organizational efficiencies with strong coaching and project management talents to drive performance and productivity results”. She is credited with “completely changing the culture in the company to one that believes in a united company mission and one which motivates people to bring their best to work”. 
  • Lisa Chang with AMB Group: Lisa’s diverse experience in financial services, manufacturing, media and entertainment were the primary drivers for her placement as the head of HR. Her innovative, progressive approach to HR leadership has been instrumental in supporting the growth of the organization, including the build of an iconic stadium and the launch of a major league soccer team, all in the same year. 
  • Carlton Burroughs with ADP: Carlton leads a Virtual HR Business Partner team by the name of VR Titans. Their theme song is “Titanium” by David Guetta and their team tagline is “Can’t see us? Don’t need to – ‘cause we’re THAT good!”. 

Student:

  • Krystle Carter with Clayton State University: Krystle took the SHRM Student Chapter of her University from approx. 12 members to over 70 during her year as President. She created a new ambassador team to assist the Director of Marketing with social media promotions and she created a new board position, Director of Social Media Engagement. She has been described as “living and breathing SHRM”.