Dr. Jac Fitzenz

Founder and CEO, Human Capital Source

Dr. Jac, as he is known worldwide, is acknowledged as the father of human capital strategic analysis and measurement. During the 1970s he carried out the original research which led to the first human resources metrics in 1978. As founder of the Saratoga Institute in 1980, he developed the first international HR benchmarking service, eventually covering 2,000 companies in a dozen countries.

In 2007 he formed the Predictive Initiative, a group of 12 organizations and several thought leaders to develop a new model for human capital management. In October 2008, the Predictive Management system (HCM: 21) was launched. This is the first HR and human capital management system based on predictive analytics now in use in over a dozen countries around the world.

Among his many honors, SHRM cited Dr. Jac as one of the fifty persons in the past fifty years who have significantly changed what HR does and how it does it.  IHRIM gave him its Chairman’s Award for innovation in HR technology.  HR World picked him as one of the Top 5 HR management gurus.  Peru’s business school, Ricardo Palma University, awarded Dr. Jac an Honorary Doctorate degree for his leading edge work in human capital management.

He is on the Advisory Board of Capital Analytics, KnowledgeAdvisors, People Report, OrcaEyes and Human Capital Management Institute.

Dr. Fitz-enz has published 12 books and over 300 articles, reports and book chapters on measurement and strategic management.  Dr. Jac’s books have been translated into Chinese, German, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish. He is a two-time winner of the SHRM Book of the Year Award for Human Value Management (1991) and The ROI of Human Capital (2001). His monthly column, Leading Edge, appears in Talent Management journal.

He has trained more than 90,000 managers in 46 countries. Although his work is widely imitated, he remains The Source" for human capital strategy, measurement and analytics.

Content Featuring Dr. Jac Fitzenz

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HR Math Class with Dr. Jac Fitzenz

HR does not have the most cordial relationship with numbers and that is about to become a big problem.  In this Executive Interview, Dr. Jac Fitzenz, Founder and CEO of the Human Capital Source, explains that, in the age of analytics, HR ...

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How to Manage Big Data for Fun and Profit

February 26, 2014 | Jac Fitz-enz

We are living, and working, through the biggest technology revolution since Guggenheim’s moveable type printing press 500 years ago. In every revolution, there are opportunities for those armed with new tools and new ways of thinking. In ...

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Big Data - New Terrain for HR Pioneers

May 22, 2012 | Jac Fitz-enz, Jeff Facteau, Ph.D.

HR sits atop a goldmine of information on its most important asset. But where should it begin to translate dispersed and massive amounts of people data into valuable insights?