Who we are.

Formed in 2011,Technical Committee 260 ist the official group of experts for human resource management, working on the level of the International Organization of Standardization(ISO).

Each expert is a representative of his or her national standards organization and contributes with deep knowledge of a respective subject to TC 260 and its working groups.

28 countries are participating in the work of the committee, another 23 countries are holding seats as observing members.

What we do.


ISO TC 260 works on the ISO 30400 series of international standards in human resource management.


Main Objectives and Priorities of ISO/TC 260 are to facilitate international business by providing guidance on professional practice standards and improve internal processes. Thereby, HR practices should become comparable and consistent to enable a transparent benchmarking and contribute to professinalization of human resource management.


10 different working Groups, supported by the chairmans advisory group, cover the whole employee lifecycle and ensure coherent and complete coverage of all issues related to evidence based HR management.






Workforce, People Management, Human Resource Management, Human Capital Management, Workforce Management, Workforce Planning, Recruitment, Assessment, Employer Branding, Candidate Experience, Diversity, Inclusion, Learning and Development, Employee Engagement, Employability,Reporting, Metrics, Human Governanc


ISO 30400:2016 Preview
Human resource management -- Vocabulary

ISO 30401:2018 Preview
Knowledge management systems — Requirements

ISO 30405:2016 Preview
​Human resource management -- Guidelines on recruitment

ISO 30408:2016 Preview
​Human resource management -- Guidelines on human governance

ISO 30409:2016 Preview
​Human resource Management -- Workforce planning

ISO 30414:2018  Preview
Human resource management — Guidelines for internal and external human capital reporting



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Standards are developed by the people who need them – that could mean you. Technical committees include experts from both standards and industry and these experts are put forward by ISO’s national members. If you want to help shape future standards in your field, contact your national member

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