Infohrm Announces New Workshop on Human Capital Metrics Benchmarking

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Will be Held in Conjunction with Industry Consortia and Special Breakout Sessions at Infohrm’s 2009 Workforce Planning Summit

Benchmarking Fundamentals: Utilizing Comparative Data to Drive Decisions

Infohrm, the global leader in workforce planning, reporting and analytics solutions, today announced a new workshop aimed at teaching HR professionals how benchmark data can be used more effectively for human capital decision-making.

The 3-hour session, titled “Benchmarking Fundamentals: Utilizing Comparative Data to Drive Decisions” will be offered as a complimentary pre-Summit workshop on Sunday, May 17, 2009, ahead of the full Workforce Planning Summit (May 18 and 19, in San Francisco, CA) .

Featuring a mix of lecture, case examples, group discussions, and peer networking, the workshop will challenge many common assumptions about the practice of human capital benchmarking, including:

  • The relative value of industry benchmarks compared to location and job family metrics
  • How benchmarks should be applied to strategic planning and budgeting processes
  • The limits of external benchmarking in providing opportunities for process improvement

The workshop is open to any individual attending the Workforce Planning Summit; however, seating is limited. To register, go to the Summit homepage or contact Erin Denlea at 202-589-2668.

In addition to the pre-Summit benchmarking workshop, the Workforce Planning Summit offers practitioners the most comprehensive agenda of workforce planning and analytics training and networking available. Special events include:

Industry Consortia Networking Sessions

Launched in 2008, Infohrm’s highly successful industry consortia offer HR practitioners unrivalled access to peer networking, best practices, benchmarking data, and industry analytics. Facilitated by Infohrm’s measurement experts, the consortia address human capital measurement topics ranging from quantifying the impact of workforce planning to improving the execution of current planning processes.

The current consortia (Retail, Healthcare, Energy & Utilities, and Financial Services) will be joined by a new High-Tech consortium, tailored to professionals in the Computer Hardware & Software, IT Services, and Telecommunications sectors. Consortium members will have the opportunity to attend industry-focused sessions on both days of the Workforce Planning Summit.

Click here to learn more about joining an Infohrm Industry Consortium.

Executive Networking with Dr. John Boudreau

On Tuesday, May 19, Infohrm will host an invitation-only senior executive breakfast meeting with renowned HR measurement expert, Dr. John Boudreau, Professor and Research Director at the University of Southern California. The facilitated discussion will explore critical thinking on the role of human capital measurement in today’s complex business environment.

Workforce Planning Maturity-Focused Breakout Sessions

To encourage the sharing of ideas among practitioners in similar stages of implementing workforce planning initiatives, special breakout sessions will be held on Monday, May 18. Each breakout will focus on a specific workforce planning maturity level (novice, intermediate, or advanced) and focus on sharing tactical tools and techniques for jump-starting a planning initiative or improving current processes.

Post-Summit Infohrm Academy Workshops

Established in 1982, the Infohrm Academy gives human capital practitioners the expertise and techniques to analyze business data, create workforce plans, and improve the quality of human capital decision-making. Infohrm will offer three post-Summit workshops:

Each workshop is designed to guide participants through each step of the particular process of terrain, combining instruction on methodologies, frameworks, and applications, case studies, and interactive networking. Click here to learn more or register for a workshop.

"Workforce planning is a critical capability for business leaders attempting to manage their workforce through these challenging times," says Jeff Higgins, Executive Vice President of Client Services for Infohrm North America. "By combining keynote presentations with role-specific breakouts, consortia, and workshops, the 2009 Workforce Planning Summit offers tremendous value to participants from organizations of all sizes and industries."

The Workforce Planning Summit will be held on May 18-19 at the Fairmont San Francisco Hotel. Click here for more information or to register for the 2009 Workforce Planning Summit.

About Infohrm

Infohrm is the global leader in on-demand workforce planning, reporting, and human capital analytics solutions. With over 25 years of experience, and a strong customer base consisting of Fortune 1000, non-profit, and government clients, Infohrm has paved the way for organizations to measure the impact of human capital initiatives and drive business results. The Infohrm solutions couple leading edge software with strategic consulting and HR professional development services that focus on the analysis of data to help organizations make informed decisions around human capital practices.

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