THE British Standards Institute (BSI) is urging human resources professionals to help shape the development of a new kitemark for valuing people.
The new draft standard, BS760000 Management system for valuing people in organisations – requirements and guidance for use will provide a framework to help organisations recruit, deploy and develop their people in a sustainable way.
The BSI said anyone with an interest in the management of people and organisations, whether they are employed directly in the HR sector, or work in associated fields, should submit their comments on the BSI draft review page, available at www.bsigroup.com/bs76000 , by January 11, 2015.
Organisation involved in the development of the standard, include ACAS, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, the CIPD, the Federation of Small Businesses and the TUC, alongside other industry bodies and academics.
The BSI’s Human Capital Standards Committee will be involved in the development of more specific standards for the different elements of the management processes associated with employing, deploying, engaging and developing people.
Dr Wilson Wong, chair of the committee said: “Getting this standard right has the potential to improve lives for eveyone – businesses, the people working for them, and the societies in which they exist. That’s why we’re encouraging interested parties to contribute to the collective wisdom that will make the standard a success.”