The ACE Advantage

How Smart Companies Unleash Talent for Optimal Performance

by William A. Schiemann

Published by Society for Human Resource Management

The ACE Advantage
William Schiemann

CEO, Metrus Group

William A. Schiemann is Chief Executive Officer of Metrus Group, an organizational research and advisory firm specializing in strategic performance measurement and employee alignment. Dr. Schiemann 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. He and his team have led many of the developments in employee surveys, including the evolution of strategic surveys, and in demonstrating the linkage between employee and customer measures and financial outcomes.

In addition to The ACE Advantage, he is author of Reinventing Talent Management: How to Maximize Performance in the New Marketplace, published by Wiley and SHRM in 2009 and co-author of Bullseye! Hitting Your Strategic Targets Through High-Impact Measurement, published by The Free Press in 1999. He has written chapters on employee surveys, internal service improvement and talent management, most recently Getting Action From Organizational Surveys and Aligning Performance Management with Strategy, Values and Goals.

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 currently serves on the Board of Directors of the HR Certification Institute and previously served on the Board of Directors of the SHRM Foundation for six year, including Chair of that Board in 2010. He is a Fellow 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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