Inform Joins SHRM/ASNI Initiative to Develop Standards for Workforce Planning and Metrics

Washington, DC — March 29, 2010 — Inform, the global leader in analytics and workforce planning, today announced participation in two Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) initiatives to develop standards certified by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

Darren Shearer, Director of Reporting Services and manager of Inform’s comprehensive workforce metrics benchmarking program, will participate in task forces focused on setting standards for common HR service delivery metrics and workforce planning processes.

The standards under development will help talent management leaders to respond effectively and consistently to the resource demands of their organizations. In time, these standards will form a portfolio of robust staffing management practices for organizations across the United States.

“Industry-standard definitions for core workforce metrics are essential for ensuring data credibility in any workforce planning or analytics initiative,” said Darren Shearer, Director of Reporting Services for Inform. “We are delighted that Inform will have the opportunity to share its experience in leading workforce planning and metrics programs at more than 300 organizations around the world.”

For more information about the SHRM/ANSI effort, please see this SHRM announcement.

About Inform

Inform Business Impact is the global leader in analytics and workforce planning. Over the 28 years since its founding in 1982, Inform’s brilliant and highly experienced leadership team has crafted a rich set of analytics and workforce planning applications anchored by unique intellectual capital. Inform now serves more than 130 customers with their applications and strategic consulting, including 24 of the Fortune 500, such as Comcast, BHP Billiton, Starbucks, MetLife, and many others. To learn more, visit

On February 4, 2010, Inform and SuccessFactors, Inc., the global leader in Business Execution Software, announced that they had entered into a definitive agreement under which SuccessFactors will acquire Inform. The acquisition is expected to close in Q3 2010, subject to customary closing conditions. For more information please visit

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