William A. Schiemann, Ph.D.

CEO, Metrus Group

William A. Schiemann

William A. Schiemann is Principal and CEO of Metrus Group, an organizational research and advisory firm 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 scorecards, the strategy mapping process, valuation of internal shared service functions and for strategic employee surveys that drive high performance. He has consulted extensively with many major corporations on the development and implementation of business strategies, people and HR measurement, talent acquisition and retention, productivity and quality improvement, and creating high performance cultures.

Bill is a thought leader in the human resources field, authoring scores of articles and multiple books, including The Rise of HR (HRCI 2015) Hidden Drivers of Success: Leveraging Employee Insights for Strategic Advantage ( SHRM 2013), The ACE Advantage: How Smart Companies Unleash Talent for Optimal Performance (SHRM 2012), Reinventing Talent Management: How to Maximize Performance in the New Marketplace (Wiley and SHRM 2009) and Bullseye! Hitting Your Strategic Targets Through High-Impact Measurement, (Free Press 1999).

In addition to publication, Dr. Schiemann is a frequent global speaker for many public and private forums, including the American Society for Quality, Australia Human Resource Institute, Hong Kong Institute of HR Management, Human Resource Excellence Center (China), Human Resource Planning Society and the Society for Human Resource Management.

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

Prior to the founding of Metrus Group, Inc., Dr. Schiemann served as both an internal organizational consultant and a manager of selection with AT&T. He has also served on the business school faculties at Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Iowa, teaching and conducting research in leadership, communications, organizational behavior and human resources. His experience in consulting, industry and academia give him the unique perspective which he demonstrates in his writing and his client work.

Dr. Schiemann 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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