TDRp Measures Library

The TDRp Measures Library contains over 700 outcome, effectiveness, and efficiency measures for the six human capital processes. Center for Talent Reporting members may access the electronic measures library which also provides the definition, formula, and reference for each measure as well as identical and similar measures. The electronic library is also easily searchable. The list of measures and their type is also available in PDF format by process for the public.

TDRp Online Measures Library—New!

The Center for Talent Reporting is excited to offer an online TDRp Measures Library. This member-only benefit allows the ability to search for TDRp measures based on talent processes and categories.

Simply choose one of the six HR talent processes (like learning and development) and category of measure (efficiency, effectiveness, or outcome), and the search will return a list of all measures meeting the criteria. You can narrow the list by entering a keyword like “cost”. Scroll through the list and click on any measure for which you would like more information, and it will then be displayed in its own page which is printable. (Note: Talent process, categories, subcategories, and metric tiers are fully explained on the home page for each process under the tab Talent Processes”.

If you don’t know the talent process or category, or if you want to search across all processes and categories, simply enter what you are searching for such as “cost” or “applications rate” and the program will return all matching measures.

TDRp PDF and Excel Measures Library

PDF LIST OF MEASURES
FULL LIBRARY (MEMBERS ONLY)
Learning & Development
Learning & Development
Leadership Development
Leadership Development
Talent Acquisition
Talent Acquisition
Capability Management
Capability Management
Performance Management
Performance Management
Total Rewards
Total Rewards

Acknowledgements

We would like to acknowledge and thank the contributors to the field of human capital measurement whose measures and definitions are included in the library and share the following sources:

Jac Fitz-enz

Jac Fitz-enz is widely regarded as the father of human capital metrics for his pioneering work in the 1970s and 1980s to demonstrate that metrics can be applied to the human resource field. He founded the Saratoga Institute in 1977 which published the first comprehensive list of human capital metrics.

  • Fitz-enz, Jac and Davison, Barbara. How to Measure Human Resources Management (Third Edition). New York: McGraw-Hill, 2002.
  • Fitz-enz, Jac. The ROI of Human Capital: Measuring the Economic Value of Employee Performance (Second Edition). New York: Amacom, 2009.

Jeff Higgins

Jeff Higgins, CEO of the Human Capital Management Institute (HCMI), has built on Jac’s work culminating in the second edition of his handbook (referenced below) which includes detailed descriptions of over 600 measures. This serves as the foundation for the majority of measures in the library.

Association for Talent Development (ATD)

ATD (formerly ASTD), has provided direction for the learning and development profession since its inception in 1944. With just a few exceptions (primarily with regard to costs), TDRp has adopted the ATD names and definitions for L&D measures. In addition to definitions used in the annual industry benchmarking survey, see Rivera, Ray. WLP Scorecard: Why Learning Matters. Alexandria, Virginia: ASTD Press, 2007.

Wayne Cascio & John Boudreau

Wayne Cascio and John Boudreau are thought leaders in the field and their book (referenced below) is used at numerous universities. Wayne is Professor of Management at the University of Colorado at Denver, and John is Research Director at the Center for Effective Organizations and Professor of Management and Organization at USC.

  • Cascio, Wayne and Boudreau, John. Investing in People: Financial Impact of Human Resource Initiatives. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: FT Press, 2008.

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

ISO is actively engaged in defining and recommending measures for human capital to be voluntarily implemented by large and small organizations globally. ISO published its first Human Capital Reporting Standards in December 2018, titled Human Resource Management—Guidelines for Internal and External Human Capital Reporting. Working Group 2 within ISO is now charged with further defining the measures in these guidelines. As measures are defined and finalized, we will incorporate them into the CTR Measure Library and designate ISO as the source. The guidelines are available for purchase through ISO or your national standards body (for example, ANSI in the US).