The International Center for Enterprise Engagement at TheICEE.org has named HR Metrics as its Mideast affiliate managing the development of ISO human capital standards and certifications in five countries.
has been named head of the International Center for Enterprise Engagement at TheICEE.org
affiliate program in five countries. HR Metrics is a leading human capital metrics advisory firm based in Islamabad, Pakistan, headed by Zahid Mubarik, a senior-level SHRM-certificated practitioner, whose company has international clients.
In its role as ICEE affiliate, his company will manage the development of ICEE’s growing number of ISO ISO human capital management courses and certifications. According to Dr. Ron McKinley and Lee S. Webster, co-founders of ICEE. HR Metrics’ affiliate region includes its home base in Pakistan, along with Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and United Arab Emirates.
HR Metrics, which was founded by Mubarik, a worldwide recognized expert in human capital analytics, provides training, human capital performance measurement, benchmarking and technology to support the better application of global analytics. His company is the international partner in Pakistan for SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management) certification/recertification programs and has facilitated certification courses for hundreds of HR professionals. His company received “Top International SHRM Learning System Partner Award” for consecutive four years in 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016.
Role of HR Metrics
In its role as ICEE affiliate in these five countries, HR Metrics will support ICEE’s complete suite of learning and certification practices in all ICEE’s ISO human capital certifications, starting with ICEE’s ISO 30414 human capital reporting guidelines learning platform and certification platform. This includes the platform created by ICEE to support the certification preparation for auditors and developers, as well as the professional exams and audits.
Explains Mubarik, “Our organization has decided to make this investment in both money and more importantly time because the analytics we have conducted in so many circumstances supports the hypothesis that a strategic and systematic approach to linking human engagement to the goals of the enterprise, rather than taking the all-too-typical reactive and ad hoc approach, will yield more sustainable performance and better experiences for all interested parties.”
Under the agreement, Mubarik’s organization will help ICEE manage ISO certifications for practitioners in ISO 10018 and five human resources standards in the five designated countries, including: ISO 30414 guidelines for internal and external human capital reporting; 30401 knowledge management, ISO 30409 work force management, ISO 10667 assessment services, and ISO 30405 recruitment. ICEE offers ISO certifications for individual professionals (auditors and developers); organizations (employers and solution providers), and technology platforms that help support implementation of the standards.
As part of his company’s three-year commitment, Zahid Mubarik will go through the process to achieve an ISO 30414 professional certification in human capital reporting and will gradually expand his firm’s certifications.
Why HR Metrics
Explains Dr. Ron McKinley, both co-founder of ICEE and of the original ISO working group for human resource standards, “Due to his expertise and relationships, Zahid Mubarik and his firm are ideally suited to lead the expansion of ISO standards education and certification. He has dedicated himself to the ISO human capital standards from the very start with a diligence and focus on quality that is precisely the brand we wish to build throughout the world. We could not have found anyone more qualified than Zahid and his organization to lead this effort.”
Adds Lee S. Webster, also co-founder of ICEE and of the original ISO working group for human resource standards, “Not only does Zahid bring the integrity, commitment, and perseverance required for bringing this new concept of enterprise engagement and standards into human capital management, but he has a deep understanding of the education and experience involved and the distinction between ISO certifications and those of SHRM. One of his critical roles will be helping the human resources world throughout the world understand how ISO certifications and those of SHRM work hand-in-hand to help elevate the field by capitalizing on the shift from human resources to human capital that we have talked about for years but have not accomplished. ISO human capital certifications and standards focus on the management of specific practices that, when conducted in a strategic and systematic way, better align organizational goals with the actions of all stakeholders needed to achieve them.”
Explains Bruce Bolger, co-founder and Managing Director of the International Center for Enterprise Engagement, “The essence of all ISO human capital standards is that organizations can achieve more sustainable success and better experiences for all stakeholders through a CEO-led strategic and systematic approach. Based on the experience of Zahid, his organization, and their extensive background and experience with leading organizations across so many borders, we cannot think of a better advocate for the concept of Enterprise Engagement and the application of a strategic and systematic approach to people management.”
About HR Metrics
HR Metrics is a seven-year-old human capital management analytics firm that helps organization’s align workforce activities with organizational performance in a measurable way. Its clients have included Engro, Standard Chartered Bank, British American Tobacco, PepsiCo, JW Forland, Byco Petroleum, Pakistan Petroleum Limited, Bayer, PTCL, Telenor, Allied Bank, wi-tribe, EY Ford Rhode, Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund and Higher Education Commission Pakistan.
Mubarik says the company has an interest in the area of Global Diversity & Inclusion benchmarks in Pakistan, and it publishes a periodical HR Magazine-Workforce Tomorrow in Pakistan. The magazine provides market insight on developing people management strategy in terms of employ brand, talent acquisition, retention, development, leadership growth, HR technology, diversity, innovation and ethics.
Mubarik explains that the organization’s vision is to “Transform the profession from ‘Human Resource’ to ‘Human Capital’ with a verifiable impact on organization bottom line. Its mission is to help organizations to optimize workforce productivity by using competency-based HR, diversity and analytics, and now ISO standards.
He says the company’s values are to:
• Help organizations to shift the focus from measuring workforce “activities” to ‘impact.’
• Provide data-driven solutions supported by local Industry research.
• Ensure a high level of data integrity and confidentiality.
• Emphasize the importance of translating data into useful strategies that get put into action.
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