The Awards Selection committee is composed of HRIA members that volunteer to promote the HRIA Celebrating Excellence Awards and to select the recipients of the Award of Excellence, Distinguished Career Award, Rising Star Award, Strategic Innovator Award and the Community Champion Award.
Selection Committee Responsibilities
Serve a minimum one (1) year commitment.
Increase awareness of the Celebrating Excellence Awards.
Participate in Awards Committee conference calls with the other committee members to evaluate the nominations and select the award recipients.
Review nomination applications and follow up with Nominator(s) for further information, if necessary.
Participate in post-award meetings to evaluate the nomination, evaluation, and selection process to identify improvements.
Be available to attend the Awards Dinner during the annual conference.
Members or non-members must submit the applicable Nomination Form explaining why they believe the Nominee deserves to be recognized with a Celebrating Excellence Award. The Nominator(s) must describe how the Nominee meets each of the nomination criteria. Eligibility criteria for the specific award must be met. E.g. nominations for non-HRIA members are not accepted and nominations must be submitted by 4:00 pm on the deadline day. Award Committee members are not eligible to nominate HRIA members for an award.
Awards Selection Process
Awards recipients are nominated by HRIA members and non-members. The selection committee will use a criteria-based rating system to identify the successful award recipient.
Each of the nomination criterions are scored on a scale. Nominations are reviewed by the committee and evaluation scores for each criterion are assigned. The nomination achieving the highest total score is recommended to the Board of Directors to receive a Celebrating Excellence Award. To avoid any potential bias an Awards Committee member will excuse themselves from the evaluation process if a nominee is employed by the same employer as the Committee member.
The Award Selection Committee is responsible for examining each submission and selecting nominations based on the award criterion.
The Awards of Excellence are presented at the annual Alberta HR Conference Celebrating Excellence Event.