William A. Schiemann, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer Metrus Group, Inc. and Metrus Institute

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Bill Schiemann is Principal and CEO of Metrus Group, specializing in optimizing the impact of people in organizations to achieve great results. Dr. Schiemann and his firm are known for their pioneering work in the creation of the People Equity (ACE) talent optimization framework and the use of strategic performance surveys and scorecards to drive stakeholder alignment and engagement. They also specialize in building powerful winning cultures and employer brands. He has consulted and spoken extensively with corporations and associations across the globe. He also founded the Metrus Institute, which supports research in the human capital arena, including research on career and personal fulfillment during the past decade.

Bill is a thought leader in the human resources field, having published scores of articles in both academic and business journals and multiple books in the human capital arena, including among others, The Rise of HR (2015), Reinventing Talent Management (2009), Hidden Drivers of Success: Leveraging Employee Insights for Strategic Advantage (2013), and his most recent book, Fulfilled! Critical Choices: Work, Home, Life (2016). His latest article is a new approach to workforce planning, focused on building cultures that emphasize career planning and fulfillment in HR People + Strategy Journal (2019).

Bill was formerly on the faculties of University of Iowa and George Tech. He has served on the following boards: Board of Directors of the HR Certification Institute (Strategy and Executive Committees), eight years (including Chair) on the SHRM Foundation Board, advisory board of Smashfly Technologies (privately held), and New Jersey HR Planning Group (including Chair). He has been named a Fellow and Scholar by the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology.