The SHRM HR Awards 2024

The SHRM HR Awards have been instituted as an exemplary platform to recognize organizations that put people first, deliver future focused excellence in the field of People Management and understand the importance of human capital as a key contributor to business outcomes.

The SHRM HR Awards Intent

These awards recognize the pioneering and innovative people management practices that impact not just organizations but also business, society and the profession as a whole.

We invite you and your organizations to apply for the SHRM HR Awards in its 10th consecutive year. These awards are founded on the philosophy to recognize organizations, which have excelled in bringing NEXT into their people practices and empowered HR to become a Strategic Business Partner. These Awards will also celebrate and acknowledge organizations that work passionately towards raising the bar for the profession through constant innovation.

Award Categories

The Awards recognize excellence in the following categories:

Excellence in HR Analytics

Excellence in HR Analytics

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Excellence in HR Analytics

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Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion

Excellence in HR Analytics

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Excellence in Community Impact

Excellence in HR Analytics

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Excellence in HR Analytics

Excellence in HR Analytics

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Excellence in HR Analytics

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Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion

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Excellence in Community Impact

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Application Process

Eligibility Criteria for participation in the Awards

Eligibility Criteria for participation in the Awards

Participation is open to the following organizations:

Industry:

Firms operating in any of the industry segments within the categories of Services, Manufacturing and Agriculture

Origin:

Indian organizations – Multinational corporations, family owned business houses which have domestic and/or international operations

Foreign owned Multinational corporations, their captives and MNC third-party players with operations in India that cater to both domestic and export markets

Organisations with set up in South Asia: In case organizations based in South Asia apply for the awards, they would need to specify the country of operation.

Legal status:
  • Private sector
  • Public sector enterprise

Participating organizations should preferably have sound financial performance in the past 3 years

The SHRM Awards 2021 will look at awarding Initiatives / Projects that are initiated/ implemented during the FY 2020 – 21 i.e. 1st April, 2020 to 31st March, 2021 or its equivalent thereof.

The Initiatives / Projects shared in the Application form should be completely executed or should be an ongoing initiative/project. No initiatives in the planning/ conceptualizing stage may be mentioned.

The Awards Management has the right to ask for documentary proof of information provided/ audit the information shared.

The Awards Management holds the right to disqualify any application which does not meet the eligibility criteria.

If at any time, any information provided by the nominating organisation is found to be incorrect in any manner, the nominating organisation will be disqualified from the Awards process.

To enable equal representation of large and small to medium sized companies, and achieve an objective comparison, two categories have been created. However, separate assessment of the applications category wise will only be carried out if there are sufficient applications in that category, else all the applications will be reviewed together in an award category.

For the purpose of these awards MSME is defined as under: Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) are classified in two Classes:

(a) Manufacturing Enterprises – The enterprises engaged in the manufacture or production of goods pertaining to any industry
(b) Service Enterprises – The enterprises engaged in providing or rendering of services

Manufacturing Sector
Enterprises Investment in Plant & Machinery
Micro Enterprises Does not exceed twenty five lakh rupees
Small Enterprises More than twenty five lakh rupees but does not exceed five crore rupees
Medium Enterprises More than five crore rupees but does not exceed ten crore rupees
Service Sector
Enterprises Investment in Equipment
Micro Enterprises Does not exceed ten lakh rupees:
Small Enterprises More than ten lakh rupees but does not exceed two crore rupees
Medium Enterprises More than two crore rupees but does not exceed five core rupees

Evaluation Process

All Applications will be put through a three - level evaluation process: