About Valuing your Talent

Valuing your Talent is a collaborative, industry-led movement to build a greater understanding and appreciation of how people create and drive value in business.

Valuing your Talent is for everyone in business. We are working with employers, investors and other stakeholders from finance, management and HR to better understand and demonstrate the benefits of human capital reporting and people measures.

We believe that the term 'talent' should not be reserved for ‘high flyers’ but instead that all people have a role to play in contributing to the success of their organisations, whatever their size or sector. We are helping organisations to realise the full potential of their workforce through the use of key people measures, by improving insight and decision making and encouraging more strategic investment in people to achieve sustainable business performance.

Above all, we are seeking a fundamental shift in the mind-set of businesses and investors alike, driving a shared interest in transforming how we value our people.

Podcast: CEO discussion on Valuing your Talent

Listen to partner CEOs Charles Tilley (CIMA), Peter Cheese (CIPD) and Ann Francke (CMI), as they discuss the purpose of the Valuing your Talent project, the challenges that businesses face in today’s changing economic landscape, and the opportunities, benefits and business insights that people measues can offer.

Key partners

CIMA logoCIMA is the world’s largest and leading professional body of management accountants. Our mission is to help people and businesses to succeed in the public and private sectors. CIMA has 203,000 members and students in 173 countries and works at the heart of business in industry, commerce and not-for-profit organisations. CIMA has a strong relationship with employers, and sponsors leading research. CIMA is constantly updating its qualifications, professional experience requirements and CPD programmes. CIMA is committed to upholding the highest ethical and professional standards, and to maintaining public confidence in management accounting.

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CIPD logoThe CIPD is the professional body for HR and people development. The not-for-profit organisation champions better work and working lives and has been setting the benchmark for excellence in people and organisation development for more than 100 years. It has 140,000 members across the world, provides thought leadership through independent research on the world of work, and offers professional training and accreditation for those working in HR and learning and development.

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Supporting partners

CMI logoCMI is the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards of management and leadership excellence. With a member community of over 100,000, CMI gives managers and leaders, and their organisations, the skills they need to improve their performance and create an impact.

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IIP logoInvestors in People is the standard for people management. Since 1991 Investors in People has defined what it takes to lead, support and manage people well for sustainable results. Comprised of nine key management indicators and a performance model to map progression over time, assessment against the Standard is a simple way to measure, track and benchmark performance. With a community of over 14,000 organisations across 75 countries, achieving the Investors in People Standard is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to success.

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Professor Paul Sparrow, Director Centre of Performance Led HR, Lancaster University

Stephan Bevan, Director, Centre for Workforce effectiveness

Mike Bourne, Professor of Business Performance, Cranfield University

Dr Max Blumberg, Workforce and salesforce analytics, Blumberg Partnership

Eugene Burke, Director, Eugene Burke Consulting

Nita Clarke, Director, IPA, Engage for Success

Lesley Giles, Deputy Director, UKCES

Dr Anthony Hesketh, Senior Lecturer, Lancaster University

Chris Higson, Professor of Accounting, London Business School

Michael Kraten, Associate Professor, Providence College

Alasdair MacNab, Chairman, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Grace Mehanna, Executive Director, BITC Workwell

Richard Phelps, International Management Consultant

Robin Roslender, Professor, University of Dundee

William Scott-Jackson, Chairman, Oxford Strategic Consulting

Penelope Tuck, Professor of Accounting, Public Finance and Policy, University of Birmingham

Jeffrey Unerman, Professor of Accounting and Corporate Accountability and Head of the School of Management at Royal Holloway