William SchiemannWilliam Schiemann
Principal, Metrus Group

Bill Schiemann is the Principal of Metrus Group, specializing in employee engagement/fulfillment, strategic performance measurement and organizational alignment. Dr. Schiemann and his firm are known for their pioneering work in the creation of the People Equity (ACE) talent optimization framework, strategic performance metrics and balanced scorecards. He has consulted extensively with corporations on the development and implementation of business and people strategies; HR measurement; and creating high performance cultures. He also founded the Metrus Institute, which supports research and publications in the human capital arena.

Bill is a thought leader in the human resources field, having authored scores of articles and multiple books on talent management and employee engagement/fulfillment. Bill’s books include Fulfilled! Critical Choices: Work, Home, Life (Secant 2016), The Rise of HR, co-edited with Dave Ulrich and Libby Sartain (HRCI 2015); The ACE Advantage: How Smart Companies Unleash Talent for Optimal Performance (SHRM 2012); and Bullseye! Hitting Your Strategic Targets Through High-Impact Measurement (The Free Press 1999). His most recent article, entitled “Fulfillment and Workforce Planning—A New Paradigm” was published in Fall 2019 in People + Strategy, the HRPS Journal.

Bill has served on the Board of Directors of the HR Certification Institute and the SHRM Foundation, including as Chairman of the Foundation (2010). He is a Fellow and Scholar of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). Bill 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.