Title: Using HR Metrics to Improve Strategic Organizational Decisions
Presenter: Wayne Cascio, Ph.D.
Register for Workshop or Webcast by 5pm ET the day before; Buffet breakfast included on-site.
- GMU Arlington Campus, Founder's Hall, Room 113
- 3351 N Fairfax Dr, Arlington, VA 22201 (map)
- Metro Access and Parking Available
Abstract: Far too often, vital decisions about talent and how it is organized are addressed with very limited measures or with faulty logic. In most organizations leaders approach them with far less rigor than questions about other resources, such as money, customers, and technology. Logical frameworks can help leaders both inside and outside of HR to understand the connections between human capital and organizational effectiveness. Based on the assumption that HR measurement is valuable only to the extent that it improves vital decisions about talent and how it is organized, this workshop will present logical frameworks that drive sound strategic decisions about talent. More specifically, the workshop will enable participants to do the following:
- Use the LAMP model (logic, analytics, measures, process) as a framework for driving organizational change
- Present detailed company examples of firms that practice “management by measurement”
- Explain how their firms create value from human capital
- Use data in areas such as the costs of employee absenteeism and turnover, or the benefits of valid staffing and training programs, to improve decisions about talent
- Identify pivotal talent pools in their organizations where investments in people yield the greatest impacts on strategically important outcomes
Speaker Bio: Wayne F. Cascio holds the Robert H. Reynolds Chair in Global Leadership at the University of Colorado Denver and is a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Colorado. He has served as president of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (1992-1993), Chair of the SHRM Foundation (2007), the HR Division of the Academy of Management (1984), and as a member of the Academy of Management’s Board of Governors (2003-2006). He is a senior editor of the Journal of World Business.
He has authored or edited 27 books on human resource management, including Short Introduction to Strategic Human Resource Management (with John Boudreau, 2012), Investing in People (with John Boudreau, 2nd ed., 2011), Managing Human Resources (9th ed., 2013), and Applied Psychology in Human Resource Management (7th ed., with Herman Aguinis, 2011). He is a two-time winner of the best-paper award from the Academy of Management Executive for his research on downsizing and responsible restructuring.
In 1999 he received the Distinguished Career award from the HR Division of the Academy of Management. He received an honorary doctorate from the University of Geneva (Switzerland) in 2004, and in 2008 he was named by the Journal of Management as one of the most influential scholars in management in the past 25 years.
In 2010 he received the Michael R. Losey Human Resources Research Award from the Society for Human Resource Management. In 2013 he received the Distinguished Scientific contributions award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Currently he serves as Chair of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group that is developing international standards for the Human Resources profession, and he represents the United States to the International Organization for Standards. Dr. Cascio has consulted with many organizations on six continents and is an elected Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources, the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association, and the Australian HR Institute. His work is featured regularly in business media, including The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Time, The New York Times, National Public Radio, and Harvard Business Review, among others.
Dr. Cascio earned his B.A. degree from Holy Cross College, his M.A. degree from Emory University, and his Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Rochester.
PTC/MW thanks GMU's Industrial-Organizational Psychology Student Association (IOPSA) for their continued support in organizing and hosting our monthly luncheons and workshops.