ISO TC 260, formed in 2011, is responsible for the development of a series of standards for human resource management processes and practices. There are 19 standards and technical specifications published
, with 13 more under development
. One of the most noteworthy standards from this work is ISO 30414 Human Capital Reporting which many chief financial officers believe is a safe harbor
for the recent ruling from the SEC requiring Human Capital Management Disclosures
Global HRCI Leadership
Dr. Sandy Miles, SPHR, GPHR, former HRCI board member, and HRCI CEO Amy Dufrane have worked together closely, leading the charge by representing HRCI. Former HRCI Board Chair and current HRCI Board Member, Mr. Jim Lewis, SPHR, GPHR will remain the ISO TC260 Board Chair until the end of his term. The leadership of Global Standards under the ISO umbrella allows HRCI to continue to serve its HR professionals and organizations as they continue toward excellence in HR Management! Since its inception in 2011, global experts from 28 countries have actively engaged in the development of global HR standards that can be adopted by organizations, regardless of country or company size and complexity.
A new global standard providing a framework for diversity & inclusion has been published. ISO 30415:2021 presents fundamental prerequisites for D&I, associated accountabilities and responsibilities, recommended actions, suggested measures and potential outcomes. It recognizes that each organization is different and that decision makers need to determine the most appropriate approach to embedding D&I in their organization, based on the organization’s context and any disruptive challenges that emerge.
Setting the Standard for HR
HRCI administers the international secretariat for setting Global HR standards through the Organization for International Standardization (ISO),Technical Committee (TC) 260.
How to Get Involved
Participating in setting the ISO Global HR standards are open to all who are interested and materially affected by HR standards activities. Each representative is an expert in their national standards organization and a contributor to their profound knowledge of respective subjects to efforts of the TC and its Working Groups. Thirty-three countries are actively participating in the work of this committee, with 25 observing.
Participants can earn HRCI recertification credit
and have the opportunity to network and exchange knowledge with others working on global human resources management standards.
Located Outside of the U.S.
For involvement outside of the U.S., please contact your national standards body. If unsure, please reach out to email@example.com.
Located Inside of the U.S.
If you are located in the U.S., the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) is open to all U.S. nationals who indicate that they are directly and materially affected by TAG activity. The TAG organizational members include any parties interested in the coordination and development of HR management standards.
The TAG is actively seeking new members to participate, and encourages any interested parties to reach out with any questions.
Please contact the U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 260 Administrator, Michaela Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org); and the TAG Chair is Lorelei Carobolante (email@example.com).
If interested in joining the U.S. TAG review the TC 260 U.S. TAG Value Proposition, download the membership application, and contact the TAG Administrator and TAG Chair.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is HRCI involved in creating human resource management standards?
HRCI is now the International Secretariat for the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee (TC) 260 on Human Resource Management. The leadership of Global Standards under the ISO umbrella allows HRCI to continue to serve its HR professionals and organizations as they continue toward excellence in HR Management.
What responsibilities does HRCI have for ISO TC 260?
HRCI is responsible for providing leadership, technical, and administrative services to ISO TC 260, acting in a purely international capacity, divesting itself of a national point of view. More specifically the secretariat is responsible for the following:
- Appointment of Technical Committee Chair to oversee the management of the TC and Working Groups
- Prepares committee and enquiry drafts for distribution circulation of final draft international
- Project management including assisting in establishing priorities and target dates
- Proposing proactively the publication of alternative deliverables or cancellation of projects that are running significantly overtime, and/or which appear to lack sufficient support
- Administering the responsibilities of the Plenary Meeting
What are consensus standards?
A collection of best practices, guidelines, customs, experiences, and practical solutions that are collaboratively and voluntarily developed through consensus and regularly revisited and revised.
What is TC 260?
TC, or Technical Committee, 260 for Human Resource Management is a composed of representatives from various national standards bodies, such as the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), which create a strategic business plan to address areas where HRM standards could be beneficial.
HRM Can Create Real Business Value
With the right approach, including global standards, HRM can be more than just a cost center for any business. It can be an instrument to create and maintain real business value.
It’s tough to compare HRM practices without standards. Some measure new hires from: Measure from date of “slot” creation. Measure from date of posting. Measure from date of first application received.
What is ANSI?
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private, non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standards and conformity assessment system. Founded in 1918, the Institute works in close collaboration with stakeholders from industry and government to identify and develop standards- and conformance-based solutions to national and global priorities. ANSI serves as a strong voice on behalf of the U.S. voluntary standards community, protecting and strengthening its impact domestically and internationally. Through its membership, partnerships, and diverse programs and activities, ANSI represents the interests of more than 270,000 companies and organizations and 30 million professionals worldwide.www.ansi.org.
What is ISO?
ISO is an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 165 national standards bodies through its members, it brings together experts to share knowledge and develop voluntary, consensus-based, market relevant International Standards that support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges. The Central Secretariat in located in Geneva, Switzerland. Learn more about our structure and how we are governed.
ISO is the Organization for International Standards. It is a non-governmental global entity founded in 1947 and is comprised of 165 countries who come together through National standards bodies to develop proprietary, industry, and commercial global standards. The most recognizable and noteworthy series of standards is ISO 9001 Quality Management.