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Why is ISO/TC 260 HR Management important?

Human capital is the greatest value creator and critical investment for most organizations. Human resource management (HRM) standards help align human resource activities around organizational goals and objectives. ISO/TC 260 addresses people and organizational management issues systematically and comprehensively.

We give practitioners, experts, and researchers from different cultural contexts around the world an opportunity to contribute their knowledge and integrate it into a broader global people management framework. The resulting international standards offer practitioners implementable tools and resources to identify and pursue strategic targets and ensure continual HRM improvement.

What we do.

ISO TC 260 uses the ISO 30400 series to produce international standards in human resource management, and is also responsible for the ISO 10667 series of international standards on assessment. TC260 standards focus on current and anticipated issues involving people management.

ISO/TC 260 main objectives and priorities include developing international business by providing guidance and improving internal processes. The core benefits of applying ISO/TC260 standards include optimization of organizational performance. Improved value creation, sustainable development, workforce productivity, satisfaction and engagement benefit organizations who apply these standards and technical specifications.

Whether or not organizations have a dedicated HR function, adopters of any size or maturity can leverage their knowledge, skills and abilities to measure organizational performance by applying these HRM standards.

Who we are.

International Organization of Standardization (ISO)Technical Committee 260 HR Management (TC 260) is the official group dedicated to developing evidence-based HR standards that improve HR management processes and practices, worker experience and organizational outcomes. TC 260 is comprised of HR experts from around the world who share their knowledge and expertise to develop strategic HR standards that assist organizations in the management of people. These continual improvement standards are voluntary, evidence-based and use a consensus approach.

Countries that are actively participating in the work of this committee, and other countries that are participating as observing members. TC 260 was founded in 2011, and celebrated its first decade in 2021!

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has delegated the TC 260 Secretariat to the HR Certification Institute (HRCI), who oversees and supports the management of the standard development process. To learn more about current standards under development, and some of the leaders involved, click here.



Want to get involved?

Standards are developed by the people who need them – that could mean you. If you want to help shape future standards in your field, please contact us or your national member.

ISO/TC 260 HRM Business Plan
5th Edition 2023

To learn more about the objectives and work of global HR management international standards, please review our current Business Plan.

Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG)

Several ISO TC260 HRM standards support ESG initiatives and reporting.

UN Sustainable Development Goals:

(3) Good Health and Well-being; (4) Quality Education; (5) Gender Equality; (8) Decent Work and Economic Growth; (9) Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure; (10) Reduced Inequalities; and (16) Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


ISO 30434:2023  Preview
Human resource management — Workforce allocation

ISO 30422:2022  Preview
Human resource management — Learning and development

ISO 30400:2022 Preview
Human resource management — Vocabulary

ISO 30415:2021  Preview
Human resource management — Diversity and inclusion

ISO 10667-1:2020  Preview
Assessment service delivery — Procedures and methods to assess people in work and organizational settings — Part 1: Requirements for the client

ISO 10667-2:2020  Preview
Assessment service delivery — Procedures and methods to assess people in work and organizational settings — Part 2: Requirements for service providers

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

ISO 30401:2018 Preview
Knowledge management systems — Requirements

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

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

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



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