Wayne Cascio Elected Chairman of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group for Global Human Resources Standards

Jul 19, 2011

Wayne Cascio Elected Chairman of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group for Global Human Resources Standards

Alexandria, Va. — A group of human resource professionals, academics and consultants recently elected Wayne F. Cascio to atwo-year term as the chairman of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee for Human Resource Management.

The U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) will assess and advocate for human resource management standards for the ISO Technical Committee for Human Resource Management. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the administrator of the group.

“The election of Dr. Cascio to chair of this group is a milestone for the development of global standards for HR management,” said Lee Webster, director of HR standards at SHRM. “The organizations that comprise the TAG membership clearly see that his knowledge of international HR subjects, academic scholarship, and peer leadership experience is crucial in these developmental stages of global standards. We feel fortunate to have Dr. Cascio onboard.”

In his role as the group’s chairman, Cascio’s responsibilities will include:

  • Establishing strategic direction for the TAG and ensuring that all of its interests are fairly and appropriately represented;
  • Representing the group in American National Standards Institute forums;
  • Acting as head of a delegation to ISO meetings on the HR management technical committee and the positions formulated by the TAG;
  • Planning the international promotion strategy of US positions;
  • Managingthe voting members' participation and identifying and recruiting prospective new committee members; and
  • Leading the TAG in forming U.S. positions on ISO documents and issues.

Cascio is a senior editor of the Journal of World Business and the Robert H. Reynolds Chair in Global Leadership at the University of Colorado, Denver. Previously, he served as the president of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (1992-1993), chair of the SHRM Foundation (2007), and as a member of the Academy of Management’s Board of Governors (2003-2006).

Cascio has received the Distinguished Career award from the HR division of the Academy of Management, the Michael R. Losey Human Resources Research Award from SHRM, and an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Geneva (Switzerland) in 2004. In 2008, the Journal of Management named him one of the most influential scholars in management in the past 25 years.

He is the author or editor of numerous books including, includingInvesting in People and Managing Human Resources.

For more information on HR standards, visit: http://hrstandardsworkspace.shrm.org/kwspub/home/.

About the Society for Human Resource Management

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members in more than 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India. Visit SHRM Online at www.shrm.org and follow us on Twitter @SHRMPress.


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