What is HCMS?

Human Capital Management Systems (HCMS) are comprehensive and strategic approaches designed to build and develop effective staffing in organizations. In education, the implementation of HCMS has become integral to such efforts as creating equitable and sustainable performance-based compensation systems. In PICCS, our HCMS approach is directly informed by Allan R. Odden’s research Strategic Management of Human Capital in Education: Improving Instructional Practice and Student Learning in Schools (Routledge, 2011).

tiffimagePICCS uses a human capital management system (HCMS) approach toimplementing professional policies and practices that support continuous professional growth for teachers and school leaders and that lead to improved student outcomes. The central elements of the HCMS approach include the elements in the chart below. Learn more about the PICCS HCMS Continuum >>

In 2017, the PICCS program was highlighted by the USDOE! The Teacher and Leadership Program office featured PICCS in their white paper on the approaches to human capital management in schools.