William A. Schiemann, Ph.D., GPHR 2016-10-14T19:32:10+00:00

Keynote Speaker


William A. Schiemann, Ph.D., GPHR, CEO, Metrus Group

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 written scores of articles and multiple books in the human capital area, including among others, The Rise of HR (2015), Hidden Drivers of Success:  Leveraging Employee Insights for Strategic Advantage (2013), and his most recent endeavor, A Life Fulfilled (2016).

He has served on the Board of Directors of the HR Certification Institute and the SHRM Foundation, including Chairman of the Foundation in 2010.  He has been named a Fellow and Scholar by the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology.


Rise of HR: Catalyst to both Organizational and Individual Fulfillment

Finding, optimizing and keeping the right talent; managing increasingly diverse workforces; and using people analytics to make strategic business decisions are just a few of the seven critical challenges HR professionals face today. Based on the new book, The Rise of HR, edited by Dave Ulrich, William Schiemann and Libby Sartain, Schiemann will share insights and lessons learned from 73 global HR thought leaders on how HR can address these challenges and emerge as a strategic partner to the business. He will also highlight one of the learnings that magic occurs when the organization and employee are in sync—high alignment, capabilities and engagement leading to breakthrough performance.  His new book, A Life Fulfilled, explores how HR professionals can be catalysts in creating a culture that nurtures rich, diverse workforces; accelerates company performance; and energizes individuals on their quest for life fulfillment.