- William A. Schiemann, Metrus Group
- Jerry Seibert, OrgVitality
Advanced: This workshop will be of most benefit to those who are in senior positions or other applied roles and interact with corporate leadership teams. It will be ideal for those who design, implement, and position evidence-based research or findings with non-psychologist managers. This workshop offers a graduate-level integration of strategy, measurement, and decision-making. This session is ideal for individuals who have responsibility for designing and implementing strategic people metrics, identifying people drivers of business performance, and packaging human resource data that leads to additional resources and leader actions. Participants should have a strong foundation of I-O as well as human resource issues in organizations, and have experience in corporate environments.
I-O Psychologists often conduct important work that is not fully understood or valued by executives. This session will address how to make I-O research more strategic and relevant to leaders. This session addresses key issues that limit I-O impact: strategic positioning, business context, ROI, linkage to business outcomes, and packaging.
The work of I-O Psychologists and HR leaders is too often not sufficiently central to executive decision-making due to how the work is designed, sold, implemented and presented. Part of this gap is due to insufficient skills in areas such as business strategy or corporate measurement, leading to good research designed for the wrong objective or showing little business impact. Another cause is failure to connect information to business strategy and key corporate priorities, and package it for decision-making and action. This workshop will teach participants numerous strategies for how to close such gaps and how to create high impact people measures that drive business performance.
This workshop is designed to help participants:
- Better position I-O practice in a strategic business context, thereby increasing acceptance among leaders
- Connect I-O research and practice to business decisions through a deeper understanding of business strategy, balanced scorecards, and related tools
- Create more holistic applied research frames that connect stages of the talent lifecycle, leverage scarce resources, and advance organizational goals
William A. Schiemann is Chief Executive Officer of Metrus Group (www.metrus.com), an organizational research and advisory firm specializing in strategic performance measurement and employee fulfillment. Dr. Schiemann and his colleagues have consulted extensively with many corporations on business and talent strategy, organizational, people and HR measurement, and creating high performance cultures. Dr. Schiemann and his firm are known for their pioneering work in the creation of performance gauges and scorecards to measure strategy implementation, their innovative People Equity® model, and establishing linkages between employee, customer, and financial outcomes.
Dr. Schiemann is author of numerous books such as The ACE Advantage: How Smart Companies Unleash Talent for Optimal Performance (SHRM, 2012) and Reinventing Talent Management: How to Maximize Performance in the New Marketplace (Wiley and SHRM, 2009). He is also co-author of Hidden Drivers of Success: Leveraging Employee Insights for Strategic Advantage (SHRM, 2014) and Bullseye! Hitting Your Strategic Targets Through High-Impact Measurement, (The Free Press 1999). His most recent books explore the issue of employee fulfillment—Fulfilled! Critical Choices: Work, Home, Life (Secant, 2017) and Fulfillment! Beyond Engagement: Building Winning Workplace Experiences (Secant and HRCI, 2018).
He has authored pieces in a diverse array of publications, including: The Conference Board Review, CEO, The Deal, Financial Executive, Forbes, Fortune, INC, J. of Business and Psychology, J. of Business Strategy, J. of Strategic Performance Measurement, Leadership Excellence, Management Review, Personnel Journal, Pharmaceutical Executive, People & Strategy, and Quality Progress. He has also contributed chapters on employee surveys, internal service improvement and talent management for a variety of books published by SIOP, ATD, and McGraw-Hill.
Bill is a frequent global speaker for both public and private forums, including such organizations as ABRH-Nacionale of Brazil, American Society for Quality, AICPA, Australia Human Resource Institute, Hong Kong Institute of HR Management, Human Resource Excellence Center (China), HR People + Strategy, Johnson & Johnson, and Society of Human Resource Management and SHRM India.
Bill has served as Chairman of the SHRM Foundation board of directors and Strategy Head of the Board of Directors of the HR Certification Institute.
Prior to his business and consulting life, Dr. Schiemann served on the business school faculties at Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Iowa. Bill has published refereed research articles in such journals as Administrative Science Quarterly, Human Resource Management, HR People & Strategy, and the Journal of Applied Psychology. Dr. Schiemann received a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from the
University of Illinois, an MBA from the Stuart School at Illinois Institute of Technology, and a BS in Psychology from Illinois Institute of Technology.
Bill received the coveted S. Rains Wallace National Dissertation Award from SIOP in 1977 for his ground-breaking research in organizational leadership and communications. He has also received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the School of Psychology at the University of Illinois. In 2010, he was named a SIOP fellow.
Jerry Seibert is an Executive Consultant for OrgVitality, working with clients that range from Honeywell and PepsiCo to non-profits such as Conservation International and regional credit unions. He has 30 years of experience working with organizations to measure and improve customer, employee and other stakeholder perceptions. In addition to leading a wide range of client engagements, Mr. Seibert has also led research in internal customer service and its connection to business outcomes. He has designed and implemented hundreds of organizational surveys.
He is the co-author of Hidden Drivers of Success: Leveraging Employee Insights for Strategic Advantage, published by SHRM in 2013. Mr. Seibert has more than 20 publications to his credit in a variety of peer reviewed and professional journals. He is a frequent speaker for both public and private forums, including such organizations as the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the Society for Human Resource Management.
Prior to joining OrgVitality, Mr. Seibert was a principal with Metrus Group for 12 years. He was also previously President of Parkside Associates, an international healthcare customer and employee survey firm, which he grew 10x in 5 years, with a staff of over 100 consultants and research analysts, before the firm was acquired. While there he developed a suite of customer surveys that were very widely accepted, and were administered to over 5,000,000 recipients annually across more than a thousand organizations in the US, Canada and Australia. He also served as turnaround CEO for RadicaLogic Technologies, a Canadian software firm providing tools for healthcare risk management.
Mr. Seibert received his M.A. degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. He has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Delaware.