Human Resources Shield of Approval Program

The Human Resources Shield of Approval Program is a path for businesses of any size to achieve excellence in company culture and compliance.

With a customized process for your business, the Shield of Approval Program helps you create a safe, fair, and inclusive workplace for your employees. It is a way to truly invest in your business, employees, and ultimately, your customers.

By the end of the program you will:

  • Align your business culture and HR best practices
  • Have a trained leadership and staff
  • Have a system in place for workplace and conflict resolution
  • Build positive and proactive communication skills
  • Understand and utilize risk management systems
  • Develop and/or hire smart and qualified talent
  • Ensure compensation meets or exceeds industry standards
  • Be committed to continued training

Complete the program and get your shield

The Human Resources Shield of Approval Program features two levels: Gold and Silver.

Both shields require that a business has met the minimum qualifications of being “risk compliant.” At a minimum, they must:

  • Have a current Employee Handbook in place with policies and procedures for employees to report workplace behaviors
  • Ensure that employees understand their protections and performance expectations
  • Have an “HR presence” to whom employees may freely talk, who also understands the obligations of implementing the company’s policies fairly and consistently
  • Understand and utilize risk management systems

Awarded to a company who has met minimum qualifications and has engaged Gotcha Covered HR to conduct a yearly training session or workshop for both managers and employees.


In addition to meeting the qualifications for achieving the Silver Shield, the recipient of the Gold Shield will be proficient in the following advanced levels of HR Excellence:

  • Front-line leader coaching on developing high performing teams.
  • Developing and implementing a cutting edge performance feedback system. 
  • Implementing an objective behavior-based interviewing and selection process for hiring managers.
  • Developing a retention and performance improvement strategy by applying proven leader-led employee engagement actions. 
  • Defining and implementing a strategy to ensure a culture that defines, communicates and rewards behaviors that drive the enterprise business results.

The Silver or Gold Human Resources Shield Award is intended to be proudly displayed in the workplace for employees and customers to value. It can be shared on Social Media or on the company’s website or newsletter. It will serve as a positive and powerful daily reminder to your employees and customers alike that your business is a safe and inclusive place to be.

Recent recipients

Those businesses who continually invest in employee relations separate themselves from those who do not want or care to take the time to make the work environment better for their staff.

Past recipients include:

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