New to HR? Templates, tools and development to make you a seasoned pro in no time.
Shawn Premer shows how doing the right thing for employees leads to positive business results.
Is your employee handbook keeping up with the changing world of work? With SHRM's Employee Handbook Builder get peace of mind that your handbook is up-to-date.
Build competencies, establish credibility and advance your career—while earning PDCs—at SHRM Seminars in 12 cities across the U.S. this spring.
#SHRM18 will expand your perspective – on your organization, on your career, and on the way you approach HR. Join us in Chicago June 17-20, 2018
Members may download one copy of our sample forms and templates for your personal use within your organization. Please note that all such forms and policies should be reviewed by your legal counsel for compliance with applicable law, and should be modified to suit your organization’s culture, industry, and practices. Neither members nor non-members may reproduce such samples in any other way (e.g., to republish in a book or use for a commercial purpose) without SHRM’s permission. To request permission for specific items, click on the “reuse permissions” button on the page where you find the item.
The Investor Metrics standard, which had gone through a second public comment and review period that ended in November 2012, has been withdrawn for consideration as an HR standard.
This standard was to consist of a series of metrics intended to show the value of human capital in a manner that would be compelling to investors in publicly traded companies, according to Lee S. Webster, SPHR, HR standards director for the Society for Human Resource Management.
However, feedback from stakeholders in the business community during the public review and comment period prompted the task force that drafted the proposal to withdraw it from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards-setting process, Webster said. “It became clear that there wasn’t sufficient support from the business community to proceed with this effort. After seriously considering all relevant views, the task force decided to discontinue work,” Webster told SHRM Online in an e-mail.
In 2009, ANSI accredited SHRM as a standards developing organization with a scope focused on national-level operating standards in 11 HR functional areas. Once a standard has passed through public review and has been approved by ANSI as an American National Standard, it becomes available and downloadable for free to the public on the SHRM website, with a fee for printed copies.
The Investor Metrics standard task force is one of many working under SHRM’s oversight, and work continues on other HR standards. In October 2011, ANSI approved theWorkplace Violence and Intervention standard. Additionally, the deadline is approaching for the second public review and comment period on the draft of the Workforce Planning standard.
The standards provide consistent methodologies and a common approach that HR professionals can voluntarily adopt. Businesses are not required to follow these standards, which are not limited to HR practices. The Cost-Per-Hire standardthat ANSI approved in April 2012, for example, can be used by organizations to determine employee recruitment costs.
Webster also has pointed out that HR standards differ from HR certifications; standards are business tools, whereas HR certifications are designations of an individual’s mastery of knowledge areas. The introduction of the standards does not affect HR certification, according to Webster.
More information about HR standards can be found at www.shrm.org/hrstandards/Pages/default.aspx.
New Standards on Horizon for 2012, HR News, June 2012
New HR Standard Addresses Cost-per-Hire,HR News, February 2012
Volunteers Sought to Help Develop HR Standards,HR News, December 2011
SHRM Bid to Lead Global HR Standards Effort Ratified, HR News, February 2011
Technical Advisory Group Formed to Create HR Standards and Act as Standards Advocate, About SHRM, March 2011
SHRM to Craft U.S., Global HR Standards,HR News, February 2009
You have successfully saved this page as a bookmark.
Please confirm that you want to proceed with deleting bookmark.
You have successfully removed bookmark.
Please log in as a SHRM member before saving bookmarks.
Please sign in as a SHRM member before saving bookmarks.
Please purchase a SHRM membership before saving bookmarks.
An error has occurred
Recommended for you
Join SHRM's exclusive peer-to-peer social network
SHRM’s HR Vendor Directory contains over 3,200 companies