Company honored with Bronze distinction in the Best New Hire Onboarding Program category.  


Dalton, Ga. – Feb. 2, 2023 – Shaw Industries Group Inc. (Shaw) won a coveted Bronze Human Capital Management Excellence Award for Foundations, its onboarding program for new associates.


The Brandon Hall Group, an independent human capital management research and analyst firm, judged and determined award winners. Entries were evaluated by a panel of independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group analysts and executives, based upon these criteria: fit the need, design of the program, functionality, innovation and overall measurable benefits.


“Prior to launching Foundations in 2019, our talent management team researched, strategized and designed the program to be a comprehensive, informative and exceptional experience for our new associates,” said Nikki Rosser, talent enablement consultant and former onboarding manager. “Since then, Foundations has introduced thousands of new associates to Shaw and in doing so, ensured that they have the foundation to build a rewarding career with the company. This was an incredible team effort, and I am proud to see it get the recognition it deserves.”


Award winners were honored at Brandon Hall Group’s HCM Excellence Conference, Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2023, at the Hilton West Palm Beach, Fla. Shaw’s Nikki Rosser, Vitatherese LoFria and Maribel Ornelas accepted the award at the conference on Shaw’s behalf.


“Foundations serves as our associates’ first introduction to Shaw’s mission, vision and values,” said Vitatherese LoFria, onboarding manager for Shaw. “The program empowers and equips our people with the knowledge needed to succeed in their new job with Shaw and create a better future for our customers and communities. We continue to invest and expand this program because we know it is essential for our associates’ and Shaw’s success. We’re honored to be recognized on the national stage for this outstanding learning and development tool.”


The company reports that Foundations offers new associates a heightened onboarding experience in many ways, including:

  • Introducing them to Shaw’s people, culture and vision
  • Equipping them with the necessary tools, knowledge and resources to help them excel in their careers
  • Aligning them with Shaw’s business strategy and customer-centric values


Those interested in experiencing this world-class program can visit to find career opportunities with Shaw.




Shaw Industries Group, Inc. supplies carpet, resilient, hardwood, laminate, tile and stone, synthetic turf, and other specialty products to residential and commercial markets worldwide. The company meets its diverse customer needs through an expansive portfolio of brands, including: Anderson Tuftex, COREtec, Patcraft, Philadelphia Commercial, Shaw Contract, Shaw Floors, Shaw Sports Turf, Shawgrass, Southwest Greens and more.

Shaw is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. with more than $7 billion in annual revenue and more than 20,000 associates worldwide. Headquartered in Dalton, Ga., Shaw has salespeople and/or offices located throughout the U.S. as well as Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, France, India, Mexico, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and Vietnam. Visit for more information.




Brandon Hall Group operates the largest and longest running awards program in Human Capital Management. As an independent HCM research and analyst firm they conduct studies in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Talent Acquisition and HR/Workforce Management. These benchmark studies help organizations by providing strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results.

Coupling the research studies with the best practice from the awards, Brandon Hall Group has helped more than 10,000 clients globally and more than 28 years of delivering world-class research and advisory. At the core of our offerings is a membership program that combines research, benchmarking and unlimited access to data and analysts. Membership enables executives and practitioners to make the right decisions about people, processes, and systems, coalesced with analyst advisory services which aim to put the research into action in a way that is practical and efficient.

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