ARSHRM - Arkansas SHRM State Council

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the Human Resource Profession in Arkansas

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Jim Wilkins Lifetime Achievement Award

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Purpose of the Award

The purpose of the award is to recognize an individual who has continually shown outstanding service and has promoted the profession of Human Resources Management throughout their career.


Candidates are evaluated on four major areas:

  • Honestly, leadership, commitment, competence, integrity and moral strength.
  • A vision for moving the field of Human Resources forward.
  • Project and/or program success that has benefited the profession and HR professionals.
  • Contributions to the profession that truly stand out.


A panel of judges will select the ARSHRM State Council Jim Wilkins Lifetime Achievement recipient. The panel will consist of the current SHRM members from within the state of Arkansas as approved by the state council. The application process and recipient selection are overseen by the ARSHRM State Council’s Communication & Awards Chair.

Each judge will review and rate the applicant on a scale from 1 to 10 with “1” being the lowest marks for that criterion, and “10” being the highest. The winner of the ARSHRM State Council Jim Wilkins Lifetime Achievement Award will be the applicant with the highest cumulative point total. If nominees do not meet the criteria as outlined or if no nominations are received, no award will be presented. Only one award will be given each year.

How to Apply:

This application must be filled out completely and accurately. Please PRINT or TYPE. You may attach additional sheets if more space is needed. Send your completed application along with any supporting documents to: 
Arkansas SHRM State Council
Attn: Tara Mauk Arthur
ARSHRM Communications & Awards Chair

Deadline is September 15

In Honor of Jim Wilkins

Jim WilkinsThe award was created in honor of Jim Wilkins, who served as SHRM Area IV Manager for five years. During those years, Jim’s dedication, hard work, and enthusiasm served as an excellent example for all human resource professionals to follow. His contributions to the profession and the lives he touched along the way provided the inspiration for the establishment of this award.


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Past Recipients

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Nominees must be an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management SHRM. To nominate someone for the Annual Jim Wilkins Lifetime Achievement Award, download and complete the nomination form using the link below. Please include dates or length of service. Feel free to submit additional supporting documentation (i.e. resume, newsletter clipping, newspaper article) along with the nomination form.