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.
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 is author of The ACE Advantage: How Smart Companies Unleash Talent for Optimal Performance (SHRM, 2012) and Reinventing Talent Management: How to Maximize Performance in the New Marketplace (Wiley and SHRM, 2009). He is also co-author of Bullseye! Hitting Your Strategic Targets Through High-Impact Measurement (The Free Press, 1999). He has also written extensively for many publications, including: Across the Board, Cost Management, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Business Strategy, Journal of Strategic Performance Measurement, Leadership Excellence, and People & Strategy (formerly Human Resource Planning Journal). He has also 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.
Dr. Schiemann currently serves on the Board of Directors for the HR Certification Institute and on the Board of Advisors for the Institute for Sustainable Enterprise located at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He previously served as Chairman of the SHRM Founcation and was named a SIOP Fellow in 2010.
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.