2017 HR Professional of the Year Award

Nominations open now.

This award recognizes excellence in the human resources profession as a practitioner (generalist or specialist).  Award recipients are selected by the Awards Committee and awards are presented at the January GSHRM membership meeting. Award recipients are eligible to be considered for the South Carolina HR Professional of the Year award. 

Eligible candidates: 1) are currently employed HR professionals with a minimum of three consecutive years workin in HR in the greater Greenville area; 2) are active GSHRM members in good standing; 3) have a minimum of five years working as an HR practitioner; and 4) have a proven track record of successful program implementation and results.

Award recipients will be selected based on the following:

  • Contributions to organizational success
  • Contributions to the profession through HR associations, conferences or other groups – e.g. GSHRM, SHRM
  • Advancing the profession – published articles or white papers, legislative lobbying, public speaking, delivering workshops, teaching courses
  • Innovation – e.g. implemented a new HR practice or initiative
  • Prefer some education in the HR profession
  • Completeness of nomination form and supporting documentation – e.g. resume, documented results, copies of programs, letters, etc.

2017 Lifetime Achievement Award

Nominations open now.

This annual award recognizes excellence in the human resources profession over the course of a career. Award recipients will be selected by the Awards Committee and awards are presented at the January GSHRM membership meeting.

Eligible candidates: 1) are retired or currently employed HR professionals with a minimum of five consecutive years workin in HR in the greater Greenville area; 2) are active GSHRM members in good standing; 3) have a minimum of twenty years working as an HR practitioner; and 4) have a proven track record of successful program implementation and results.  Preference is given to certified human resource professionals.

Award recipients will be selected based on the following:

  • Contributions to organizational success
  • Contributions to the profession through HR associations, conferences or other groups – e.g. GSHRM, SHRM
  • Advancing the profession – published articles or white papers, legislative lobbying, public speaking, delivering workshops, teaching courses
  • Innovation – e.g. implemented a new HR practice or initiative
  • Prefer some education in the HR profession
  • Completeness of nomination form and supporting documentation – e.g. resume, documented results, copies of programs, letters, etc.

2017 Diversity & Inclusion Awards - Organizations

Nominations will open soon. 

Nominees and winners will be recognized at the December GSHRM Membership Meeting, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 6, 2016. Two categories are available: 1) small to medium sized organizations and 2) large organizations. This award recognizes leading organizations that rank above average in four key areas: 

  1. CEO Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
  2. Human Capital
  3. Corporate and Organizational Communication
  4. Supplier Diversity 

2017 Diversity & Inclusion - Unsung Hero Award

Nominations will open soon.  

This award recognizes an individual who goes above and beyond their assigned areas of responsibility to make significant contributions to areas of diversity and inclusion in either their company or the community. Award recipients are selected by the Diversity and Inclusion Committee are presented at the December GSHRM Membership Meeting, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 6, 2016.

Award recipients will be selected based on the following:

  • Contributions to organizational success in diversity and inclusion initiatives
  • Innovation – e.g. implemented a new diversity strategy or initiative
  • Completeness of nomination form and supporting documentation – e.g. resume, documented results, copies of programs, letters, etc.

When considering a nomination, ask yourself these questions:

  • Who can I recognize in my own company or association?
  • Is it my time to reach out for some well deserved recognition?
  • Who has challenged me or helped me by providing “best practices” or benchmarking information?
  • Who, if their successes are not recognized, might not have another opportunity for recognition?
  • Who has consistently served as an example of professional excellence?
  • Whose time has come to be an inspiration for others?
  • Whose time has come to be acknowledged as a leader in our profession?