THE SHIFT AWARDS
Innovate+Educate and the SHRM New Mexico State Council are proud to join together as partners to announce the National SHIFT Awards. We see a shift happening: in the way organizations assess, identify, and develop talent, thus creating new opportunities for the existing and potential workforce.
The SHIFT Awards are designed to recognize employers who are shifting from traditional hiring, assessment, training and advancement methods to create new paths to employment, training and economic opportunities. These new paths may:
WHO SHOULD BE RECOGNIZED?
Employers who have challenged the status quo when it comes to hiring and workforce development practices, creating programs with significant outcomes in regard to hiring or workforce development. We’re interested in innovations that connect unemployed and underserved Americans to new paths to employment, training, and economic opportunity that bypass traditional requirements. We are seeking programs that demonstrate high levels of creativity and provide a solution to one or more workforce challenges. Special consideration will be given to programs serving special populations (i.e. minorities, persons with disabilities, veterans, military spouses/partners, formerly incarcerated individuals, etc.). All U.S. employers of any size are eligible to compete in this program. Employers who have partnered with workforce development practitioners, community services, schools or government agencies in developing their innovative strategies may enter on behalf of the partnership.
Employers are encouraged to self-nominate by completing the application process. Individuals with knowledge of an outstanding initiative may nominate an organization by clicking here.
In addition, top level award winners will be provided with one complimentary registration to the Close It Summit in 2020. The winner(s) will be announced at the awards presentation at the 2019 conference.
This is a multi-level award that recognizes fledgling projects to well-established practices with measured results. We will consider size and scope of the initiative and the organization, potential or proven impact, partnerships or community involvement, and replicability. Additional consideration will be given to those programs that focus on special populations such as persons with disabilities, veterans, military spouses/partners, and formerly incarcerated individuals. Judges will consider the following:
Complete submissions must be received by Monday, July 26, 2019 in order to be considered. Supporting materials must be uploaded and submitted with your application.
Winners will be announced at the Close It Summit on October 16 at the Santa Fe Convention Center in Santa Fe, NM. The awards presentation will be hosted by Jamai Blivin, CEO, Innovate+Educate, and Sean Sullivan, Chief HR Officer, Society for Human Resource Management.
Our panel of judges includes human resources experts and business leaders. If you have any questions please contact us at [email protected].
ABOUT INNOVATE+EDUCATE and SHRM NEW MEXICO
Innovate+Educate is a nonprofit focused on shifting training, hiring, and advancement strategies to ensure the over 100 million low-income workers are provided access to learning and employment leading to lifelong economic success. Our work is big system change that will support economic mobility for workers and their families. Our team believes in a system shift that will open pathways to career success for millions of individuals while providing employers a much-needed qualified workforce.
Learn more about Innovate+Educate at www.innovate-educate.org.
The SHRM New Mexico State Council is an affiliate of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), the leading membership association for over 250,000 human resources professionals worldwide. SHRM New Mexico is a non-profit, 100% volunteer organization whose primary objective is to support and further the human resource profession in New Mexico. We represent over 1,500 Human Resource Professionals in the state of New Mexico.
Learn more about SHRM NM at www.shrmnm.org.