William A. Schiemann

Bill Schiemann is Principal and CEO of Metrus Group, specializing in strategic performance measurement, organizational alignment and talent optimization. Dr. Schiemann and his firm are known for their pioneering work in the creation of the People Equity (ACE) talent optimization framework, strategic performance metrics and balanced scorecards. He has consulted extensively with corporations on the development and implementation of business and people strategies; HR measurement; strategic employee surveys; internal value assessments; and creating high performance cultures. He also founded the Metrus Institute, which supports research and publications in the human capital arena.

Bill is a thought leader in the human resources field, having authored scores of articles and multiple books on talent management, including The Rise of HR, co-edited with Dave Ulrich and Libby Sartain and sponsored by HRCI in 2015; Hidden Drivers of Success: Leveraging Employee Insights for Strategic Advantage, published by SHRM in 2013; The ACE Advantage: How Smart Companies Unleash Talent for Optimal Performance, published by SHRM in 2012; Reinventing Talent Management: How to Maximize Performance in the New Marketplace, published by Wiley and SHRM in 2009; and Bullseye! Hitting Your Strategic Targets Through High-Impact Measurement, published by The Free Press in 1999.

In addition to publication, Dr. Schiemann is a frequent global keynote speaker and workshop facilitator for many public and private forums, including among others, the Society for Human Resource Management, Center for HR Excellence in China, Australia HR Institute, Institute of HR Management in Hong Kong.

Bill has served on the Board of Directors of the HR Certification Institute and the SHRM Foundation, including Chairman of the Foundation in 2010. He is a Fellow and Scholar of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).

Bill received a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from the University of Illinois, an MBA from the Stuart School at Illinois Institute of Technology, and a BS in Psychology from Illinois Institute of Technology.

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