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Congratulations, SeaWorld! 2022 HRM Impact Award Winner

SIOP and SHRM, along with their foundations, have announced SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment as the winner of the 2022 Human Resource Management (HRM) Impact Award.

The HRM Impact Award is an honor given by SIOP, SHRM, the SIOP Foundation, and the SHRM Foundation that recognizes organizations with outstanding evidence-based HR management practices. The award promotes HR practices and initiatives that have been measured and determined successful through evidence-based, data-driven analyses.

SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, a Modern Hire client, has been awarded the 2022 HRM Impact Award for its new multistage hiring process, implemented to restaff its parks as efficiently as possible in the COVID-19 hiring environment while ensuring they were choosing the best candidates.

SeaWorld’s business challenge was: How do you build a state-of-the-science staffing solution that can (a) handle a huge volume of applicants, (b) follow all safety and social-distancing guidelines, and (c) do so in a fair and valid way?

This new workflow included an assessment at the top of the funnel with a hard cut to filter out lower quality candidates, an interview self-scheduling tool to allow candidates who passed the assessment to move forward instantly, and online interviews. They also worked to enhance the candidate experience with a realistic job preview, additional custom assessment content, and better recruiter tools throughout the year. Despite an aggressive launch timeline, SeaWorld remained dedicated to building a fair and valid process, with an eye toward improving the candidate experience, resulting in maximum human resource management impact.

Modern Hire clients have won an unprecedented six HRM Impact Awards from SIOP and SHRM in the last seven years. The prestigious annual award recognizes the most successful HR practices and initiatives, as decided by evidence-based, data-driven analyses.

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