Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) July 20, 2005
The Human Capital Institute announced today that the Workforce Stability Institute, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, will merge with the Human Capital Institute to create a new enterprise with expanded resources and a broader reach across the new business science of human capital management: the Human Capital Research Institute.
The Workforce Stability Institute was founded in 1993 by internationally recognized futurists and authors Joyce Gioia and Roger Herman, with a mission similar to that of HCI: to provide new research and educational opportunities targeted to global workforce issues.
Ms. Gioia and Mr. Herman have agreed to serve as co-Executive Directors of the new Human Capital Research Institute, with a mandate to initiate forward-looking research into key human capital issues. HCRI is funded through corporate, private and government grants, and research sponsorships.
"We are delighted that Joyce Gioia and Roger Herman will be at the helm of this exceptional new human capital research group," said Allan Schweyer, HCI's Executive Director. "This blending of experiences, acuities and relationships means that organizations in all sectors of the economy can look forward to new, inspired strategies and applications to help them more effectively manage talent."
The research institute will engage in studies about human capital trends, how workers and employers are responding to trends, and societal issues that relate to workforce and workplace concerns. While most of the early research will focus on North American environments, international studies are on the institute's mid-range agenda.
Joyce Gioia (joy-yah) is a strategic business futurist concentrating on the human side of enterprise. She is co-author of "How to Become an Employer of Choice," runner up for the prestigious Benjamin Franklin Award for the Best Business Book of the Year 2000. Joyce asserts that companies must change their cultures and strive to be Employers of Choice as a matter of survival. Gioia is also co-author of "Workforce Stability," "How to Choose Your Next Employer," and "Lean & Meaningful." Her first solo book is the forthcoming "By the Numbers."
Gioia is president of The Herman Group, based in Greensboro, North Carolina. She edited a monthly newsletter, Workforce Stability Alert. Gioia is the author of a series of columns that appeared in business journals throughout the country.
Designated a Certified Management Consultant by the Institute of Management Consultants, Gioia is an active professional member of the National Speakers Association. She is a founding member of the Association of Professional Futurists and a professional member of the World Future Society.
Gioia holds a BA in Languages and Drama from the University of Denver and an MBA (specializing in Marketing) from Fordham University. In addition, she holds masters degrees in Theology and Counseling from The New Seminary in New York City.
Since her knowledge base is an eclectic reflection of her diverse background, Gioia addresses many different aspects of the future. Her principal focus is on the "human side" of the future-how people will cope with the accelerating change we will experience in the years ahead. When appropriate, in her consulting, writing, and speaking, Gioia explores how the emerging trends toward spirituality will affect society, family, and business.
Often quoted in the national media like Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and The Christian Science Monitor, Gioia is recognized as a strategic thinker with a capacity to explore the "big picture" from a non-linear perspective, to see how the pieces of the puzzle fit together. Her interests in technology and staying on the leading edge have been a persistent theme throughout her life-now leading her to share that knowledge and enthusiasm for the future with her audiences.
Roger Herman is a strategic business futurist concentrating on workforce and workplace trends. He is chief executive officer of The Herman Group, a firm of certified management consultants based in North Carolina. Founded in 1980, the firm serves a wide variety of corporate, trade association, and governmental clients on a national basis. A significant part of the firm's work is guiding organizations through structural, mission, leadership, and cultural changes to help them better prepare for the future.
Herman is author of 11 books, including "Keeping Good People," "Turbulence!," "The Process of Excelling," "Workforce Stability," "How to Choose Your Next Employer," and "How to Become an Employer of Choice." The latter book was runner up for the prestigious Benjamin Franklin Award for the Best Business Book of the Year 2000. He has published over 1000 articles and writes a column that appears monthly in a number of trade journals. A respected professional speaker and seminar leader, Herman is recognized as a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) by the National Speakers Association. He is designated as a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and was named the 32nd Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants. He is a founding member of the Association of Professional Futurists and is contributing editor, Workforce and Workplace Trends, for The Futurist Magazine. Herman holds a BA from Hiram College, where he
majored in Sociology, and an MA in Public Administration from the Ohio State University.
About The Herman Group
The Herman Group is a firm of Strategic Business Futurists concentrating on workforce and workplace issues. Based in Greensboro, North Carolina, they forecast the future and advise clients regarding relevant trends and how those trends may affect their lives. Applying their expertise as seasoned consultants, they advise corporate leaders regarding workforce strategy, employee retention, and organizational development to help them build workforce stability. They help organizations become Employers of Choice(r), formally recognizing companies that meet the stringent standards dictated by the employment marketplace. As authors of 11 management books and as active professional speakers, they inform and inspire people to make a positive difference in the world of work.
For more information please visit: http://www.hermangroup.com
About the Human Capital Institute
The Human Capital Institute is a catalyst for innovative new thinking in talent acquisition, organizational development and performance measurement. Through research and collaboration, HCI programs collect original, creative ideas from a field of the brightest thought leaders in talent management. Those ideas are then transformed into measurable, real-world strategies that help our members attract and retain high-performing people, build a diverse, inclusive workplace, and leverage individual and team performance throughout the enterprise.
The Herman Group
Roger E. Herman
Human Capital Institute
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