Coastal Bend Society for Human Resource Management


2017 Applications

Applications for the 2017 Awards are now closed!

Click here for reasons to apply next year!


The HR Excellence Awards were established in 2015 to recognize outstanding practices and new ideas that result in significant contributions to the business, organization, employee, or the profession of Human Resource Management.

Business Category


Less than 100 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees.


More than 100 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees.

Individual Category

Do you know a colleague who has made a significant contribution to the HR field through an innovative idea or by developing a successful, original practice? Nominating a colleague is a great way to share the accomplishments of a business professional you admire, or you are free to nominate yourself.

Selection Panel

Award recipients are chosen by an independent panel of educational and business professionals. The selection process is based on the applicant’s ability to promote and enhance the overall effective operation of the business, organization, or the profession through the project. The selection panel will review this year’s entries in October. Decisions rendered by the selection panel are final.


HR Excellence Award recipients are recognized in the Caller Times and Texas HR Matters newsletter.  Award recipients may be asked to submit supplemental materials to develop the HR Excellence Award video shown at the Award Ceremony. Requested items may include photographs, videos, and written material to enhance the video.


There is no fee to apply for an award.  Any proceeds from the HR Excellence Awards will fund the Chief Floyd Simpson Leadership Scholarship at Del Mar College and the SHRM Foundation.

The SHRM Foundation is a non-profit organization that is a catalyst for thought leadership. They offer unmatched workforce knowledge for progressive leaders, with a total focus on studying and reporting the management practices that work.

Awards Ceremony

DATE: Thursday, November 30, 2017

TIME: 6:00 p.m. Mixer and Cocktails
7:00 p.m. Dinner and Awards

LOCATION:    Holiday Inn-Marina, Corpus Christi 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Visit our Sponsorship Opportunities site for tickets and sponsorship information.

Coastal Bend SHRM PO BOX 9064, Corpus Christi, TX 78469

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