John Dooney is the Manager of Strategic Research for SHRM, and runs a group that is responsible for producing quantitative and qualitative research that enables members and other customers to make concrete business decisions, evaluate how HR can strategically contribute to an organization’s objectives and develop organizational benchmarks. Key areas of focus for SHRM’s strategic research group are human capital measurement, diversity, health care and retirement and welfare. He also conducts outreach efforts to ensure that SHRM research has concrete impact on organizations, HR departments and other venues that related to the HR profession. In addition, he develops content material related to human capital factors that drive organizational performance. John also leads SHRM’s Human Capital Measurement/HR Metrics Special Expertise Panel of 12 national experts that identify trends in human capital measurement. John has a graduate degree in industrial/organizational psychology, and is Board Director for SHRM’s Loudoun Chapter. Prior to SHRM, John was Human Resource Director for TRW, and held other human resource management positions with Freddie Mac and TTC.