The Incentive Marketing Association (IMA), Incentive Research Foundation (IRF), and Rideau, a Montreal-based international recognition firm with a U.S. company, have been accepted for the ISO Technical Advisory Group (TAG260) for the establishment of human capital standards worldwide. The IMA was accepted this year and the IRF and Rideau in fall 2016.
“The IMA is delighted to join in designing an international standard for human resource management (HRM) that will optimize HR practices and leverage research-driven trends such as the use of well-designed incentive programs to recognize and engage employees,” says IMA President Sean Roark, CPIM.
Melissa Van Dyke, President of the Incentive Research Foundation notes: “The IRF is excited to offer its contribution to the body of knowledge supporting the creation of international standards on human capital. These standards will create a win for both business and the workforce alike.”
The Enterprise Engagement Alliance at TheEEA.org was accepted to the ISO U.S. TAG last year, and proposed the creation of formal standards for engagement. That proposal was accepted at the end of 2016, and the U.S. TAG is working with its counterpart committee in the United Kingdom to form a working group. Based on ISO voting outcomes, the first meeting could convene in London in May of this year. See: ESM: ISO Approves Effort to Develop Engagement Standards.
The Enterprise Engagement Alliance (EEA) is project leader for development of the new engagement standards. “Once the working group is created, organizations such as IRF and IMA will be invited to join, subject to election by the U.S. TAG 260,” explains Bruce Bolger, Founder of the EEA. “The International Organization for Standardization has a rigorous process, as one would expect from such an organization, to ensure auditable, transparent and democratic procedures.”
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