IHRIM Names Dr. Jac Fitz-enz to Receive 2006 Chairman’s Award at Washington, D.C. Conference

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Saratoga Institute founder and acknowledged “father of human capital strategic analysis and measurement,” Dr. Jac Fitz-enz, has been named by IHRIM to receive the association’s 2006 Chairman’s Award. Dr. Fitz-enz, who developed the first international HR benchmarking service, covering 2,000 companies in a dozen countries, will be presented the award on April 10 at the opening session of IHRIM’s 26th Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

The man who introduced metrics to the human resources profession in the 1980s, Dr. Jac Fitz-enz, has been named by IHRIM to receive its 2006 Chairman’s Award. The IHRIM Chairman’s Award is presented to individuals who have distinguished themselves by making outstanding contributions to the general field of human resource information management. The award will be presented at the opening session of IHRIM’s HRMStrategies Conference, Monday, April 10 in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Jac, as he is known worldwide, is acknowledged as the “father of human capital strategic analysis and measurement.” In the 1970s, he carried out the original research that led to the first human resources metrics in 1980 and benchmarks in 1985. As founder of Saratoga Institute in 1980, he developed the first international HR benchmarking service, covering 2,000 companies in a dozen countries.

In 2002, Dr. Fitz-enz retired from Saratoga Institute and in 2003 launched Human Capital Source® and the Workforce Intelligence Institute to take human capital valuation to the next level. His latest research combines decision science, workforce analytics and benchmark metrics, generating an advanced form of human capital investment analysis that correlates talent management investments with corporate financial, marketing and operating outcomes. He is working with Monster Worldwide to apply this to Fortune’s 600 Most Admired and Best Companies to Work For. Currently, he is developing a national strategic performance measurement and benchmarking system in Russia.

Prior to founding Saratoga Institute, Dr. Fitz-enz held human resource vice presidential positions at Wells Fargo Bank, Imperial Bank and Motorola Computer Systems.

Dr. Fitz-enz has published more than 200 articles, reports and book chapters on measurement and management. His books have been translated into nine languages and he is the only two-time winner of the SHRM Book of the Year Award. He is the senior editor of Human Capital magazine, and has contributed to top HR publications, including the IHRIM Journal. Dr. Fitz-enz has spoken to and trained over 80,000 persons in 40 countries. He holds a B.A. degree from Notre Dame, a M.A. degree from San Francisco State, and a PhD. from University of Southern California.

The IHRIM Conference & Technology Expo begins Saturday, April 8 with Professional Development Seminars followed on Sunday evening, April 9, with a welcome reception. The conference officially opens Monday, April 10, and attendees may choose from more than 50 educational sessions, several networking events, and have an opportunity to visit the exposition featuring more than 100 exhibit booths. For more information, visit http://www.ihrim.org/events/2006spring/index.asp. For information about the association and its products and services, please visit http://www.ihrim.org.

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