People are the greatest value creator and critical investment for most organizations. Human resource management (HRM) international standards help align human resource activities around organizational goals and objectives.
This U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) formulates positions and proposals on behalf of the United States in response to the activities of ISO Technical Committee (TC) 260, Human Resource Management (HRM), which addresses people and organizational management issues systematically and comprehensively. The U.S. TAG provides representation for the United States at international meetings of ISO/TC 260 HRM, and nominates U.S. experts to participate in the technical development of the standards.
ISO/TC 260 HRM was formed in 2011 to support organizations in the professional management of their workforce. The committee's strategic HRM standards offer broad, evidence-based guidance to individuals with people management responsibilities in organizations, whether formally or informally assigned, for the benefit of both internal and external stakeholders.
ISO/TC 260 HRM standards focus on current and anticipated issues in people management. The standards developed are designed to assist in recruitment, retention, and developing the workforce, as well as improving workforce effectiveness and productivity, satisfaction, engagement, and focus.
These standards, based on input from HR experts globally, are designed to provide guidance on key HR functions in support of its workforce and its management, and sustainable organizational performance. For additional information, please visit the ISO/TC 260 HRM website.
The U.S. currently holds the Secretariat position for ISO/TC 260.
ISO/TC 260 HRM, the first ISO Technical Committee dedicated to HR Management, was formed in March 2011. On November 10-11, 2011, ISO/TC 260 HRM U.S. delegates and Participating member countries attend the first official meeting at the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City in Washington, DC.
2021 marked 10 years of successfully developing and publishing ISO international standards and technical specifications that benefit organizations of all industry sectors and sizes by addressing current and anticipated issues involving people management. To learn more about the U.S. TAG and how to get involved, contact us.
ISO/TC 260 has many published standards and technical specifications, as well as numerous documents in various stages of development and revision to ensure relevance.
Notable published standards focus on vocabulary, workforce planning, diversity and inclusion, human governance, assessment service delivery, employee engagement, knowledge management systems, internal and external human capital reporting, and multiple human resource management metrics technical specifications. Some standards currently under development include workforce allocation, workforce data quality, recruitment, learning and development, compensation, and additional HR management metrics technical specifications.
The U.S. TAG mirrors the structure of ISO/TC 260.
|ISO/TC 260/WG 1||Terminology||UK – Heather Bond|
|ISO/TC 260/WG 2||Metrics||Australia – Neil McCormick|
|ISO/TC 260/WG 4||Allocation and Timekeeping||Canada – André Houde|
|ISO/TC 260/WG 5||Recruitment||Germany – Harald Ackerschott|
|ISO/TC 260/WG 6||Knowledge Management||Israel – Moira Levy|
|ISO/TC 260/WG 7||Human Capital Reporting||Canada – Brad Boyson|
|ISO/TC 260/WG 9||Employee Engagement||UK – Fiona Robson|
|ISO/TC 260/WG 11||Learning and Development||UK – Valerie Anderson|
|ISO/TC 260/WG 13||HRMS Requirements||US – Lorelei Carobolante|
|ISO/TC 260/WG 14||Data Privacy||US – Heather Whiteman|
|ISO/TC 260/TG 1||Business Plan||UK – Wilson Wong|
|ISO/TC 260/TG 2||Communications Project Team||US – Lorelei Carobolante|
|ISO/TC 260/TG 5||HRM Role in the Organization of Work and the Workforce||Canada – André Houde|
|Joint WG under the responsibility of ISO/TC 232, Education and Learning Services:|
|ISO/TC 232 JWG 9||Joint ISO/TC 232 – ISO/TC 260 WG: Internship||China – Jack Yao|
Membership on the U.S. TAG is open to all U.S. national interested parties who indicate that they are directly and materially affected by the activity of the TAG. The organizational members of the TAG include any parties interested in the coordination and development of HR management standards.
TAG members receive copies of the documents distributed by the ISO/TC, as well as the opportunity to contribute to the formation of the U.S. position by submitting comments and votes.
The TAG is actively seeking new members to participate, and encourages any interested parties to reach out with any questions.
ANSI administers the U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 260, with the TAG Administrator role assigned to Michaela Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org); the TAG Chair is Lorelei Carobolante (email@example.com).
Representatives of companies/organizations interested in joining the U.S. TAG should review the TC 260 U.S. TAG Value Proposition, download the membership application, and contact the TAG Administrator and TAG Chair.
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