Seattle, WA, October 12, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- The Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) – the fastest growing and largest corporate network focused on the practices of high-performance organizations – continued to expand its growing membership with a record third quarter in 2011. Several well-known organizations joined i4cp’s members-only community, including Boeing, The New York Times, U.S. Steel, FirstEnergy, SunTrust Banks, W.W. Grainger, The Mosaic Company, Grange Mutual Casualty Group, Navistar, CVS/Caremark, Avnet, Southern California Edison, Choice Hotels, Scripps Networks Interactive, Merck and several others.
As members, these organizations are part of an exclusive network that contributes to i4cp’s highly acclaimed research and peer community. In addition to these new members, over 90% of i4cp’s existing members who were up for renewal in the quarter re-upped their access to the network, including companies such as Walt Disney, 3M, Qualcomm, PNC Financial, Wells Fargo, ING, ABC Media, Schneider Electric, Ameriprise Financial, Northrop Grumman, MetLife, Shell Oil, Exxon, Federal Express, Darden Restaurants, Bank of Montreal and over a dozen others.
New members, renewals and other programs propelled i4cp to a record third quarter, which represented nearly 100% growth over the same time period a year ago.
“We’re thrilled with the growth we showed in the third quarter, which is now our second biggest quarter to date,” said Kevin Oakes, CEO of i4cp. “But we get more excited about the innovative people practices our members have put into place based on the best and next practices we are pulling from the network. No matter what human capital area we research, we consistently uncover unique practices of high-performing organizations that companies of all sizes can learn from and emulate.”
During the third quarter of 2011, i4cp conducted several groundbreaking studies on the practices that define high-performance organizations. i4cp’s research is provided to members in an interactive format that allows organizations to benchmark against companies of a similar size, industry and other variables. Recent studies include:
· Tying Pay to Performance
· Learning to Innovate (published in partnership with ASTD)
· The State of Employee Healthcare Benefits
· Metrics of High-Performance Talent Management: Time-to-full-productivity
· Metrics of High-Performance Talent Management: Quality of Movement
· Innovate or Perish: Building a Culture of Innovation
Additionally, i4cp successfully launched its new Employee Engagement Exchange, a working group of member companies exploring research and next practices specific to engaging the workforce to drive business results. This is one of several groups that i4cp currently sponsors and facilitates.
For more information on the benefits of membership and how to join i4cp, please go to http://www.i4cp.com/solutions/.
About i4cp, inc.
i4cp is the fastest growing and largest corporate network focused on the practices of high-performance organizations. Reflective of this growth, in 2011 i4cp was named to the prestigious Inc. 500 / 5000 list. Through a combination of peer networking, human capital research, tools and technology, i4cp enables high performance by:
· Revealing what high-performance organizations are doing differently
· Identifying best and next practices for all levels of management
· Providing the resources to show how workforce improvements have bottom-line impact
With more than 40 years of experience and the industry's largest team of human capital analysts, i4cp is the definitive destination for organizations seeking innovative ways to improve workforce productivity. For more information, visit http://www.i4cp.com/