Who We Are

The Electric Utility HR Metrics Group (EU-HRMG) was formed in May, 2003 through the collaborative efforts of Entergy, Aquila, Dominion Resources, JEA, Southern Company, Tennessee Valley Authority and Westar Energy. The Electric Utility – Talent Acquisition Group (EU-TAG) added their benchmarks and data points in 2010. Both groups were formed under an Electric Utility Community of Practice Group Charter in 2010 to provide overall direction for ownership of data and management of the budget (to keep the costs reasonable for participation of all electric utilities no matter the size).

The EU-HRMG and EU-TAG are registered with the Internal Revenue Service under the corporate umbrella of HR Strategies & Solutions, Inc. (HRS&S) located in Raleigh, NC and "doing business as "EU-HRMG, EU-TAG and NHRG (Nuclear Human Resources Group and Labor Relations & Total Rewards project). HRS&S was formed in 1992 and selected by the utilities as project manager.

Mission Statement

To provide a forum to develop and track Human Resource metrics and to share best practices for the electric utility industry.

Objectives

  • Commit to continuing to develop, implement and maintain HR and Talent Acquisition metrics and to share best practices for the electric utility industry
  • Commit to providing information in a timely and cost effective basis
  • Continue to show value and to provide a cost benefit to the electric utilities
  • Review HR and Talent Acquisition metrics and verify credibility of data

For more information, please contact Kim Vearling at kim.vearling@vemoworkforce.com or call (347) 443-4081.

Participating Companies

Our membership has grown since we started out with seven electric utilities in 2004. Below is a listing of currently participating companies. We are continuing to grow, so this list may not be all-inclusive:

Arizona Public Service Exelon Ontario Power Generation
Bonneville Power Administration First Energy Corporation Pepco Holding Inc.
Bruce Power Hawaiian Electric Company PG&E
Colorado Springs Utilities Idaho Power Company PPL
Consolidated Edison KCP&L Progress Energy
Constellation Energy Nuclear Group LG&E & KU Services PSEG Services
Consumers Energy Company Nashville Electric Service Southern California Edison
CPS Energy NextEra Energy (FPL) Southern Company
Dominion Resources New Brunswick Power STPNOC
DTE Energy NV Energy TECO Energy
Duke Energy Nebraska Public Power District Tennessee Valley Authority
EnergyNW OGE Energy Corp Westar Energy
Entergy Omaha Public Power District Xcel Energy

 

Benefits of Participation

Why should your electric utility participate in the HR & Talent Acquisition groups and related metrics?

Electric Utility Only

We are a group of electric utilities, and as far as we know there is not another group that does what we do. Highlights include:

  • Compare common HR Metrics
  • Benchmark your data against size cohorts and the entire group
  • Your data is owned by your company, is blinded and will remain confidential
  • Online Scorecard
  • Ad-Hoc Query Tool for further in-house data analysis
  • Annual Conference
  • Networking opportunities

Our metrics are collected annually and participating companies are provided with an annual report, an online scorecard and an ad-hoc query tool. The annual cost is $1,595/electric utility.

Electric Utility Contacts

Even though the metrics are blinded, you will be provided a contact list of all participating companies including contact name, email and phone number.

Networking

You will benefit immensely from the contacts, mentoring program (for new participants) and conference interface with participants. Our participants have reported that the networking opportunities afforded by the group are extremely valuable. Not only are there networking opportunities at our annual conference, we also have regular (optional) phone meetings. Members find themselves reaching out to other participants when faced with a new challenge, or to share ideas and solicit feedback.

Ownership of Data and Analysis

All of the HR metrics and data are solely owned by the participating companies. The metrics, raw data (for additional internal analysis), scorecards, surveys/benchmarking, and contact information are accessible at any time by the participating companies (using a secure website that requires user log in).

Best Practice Presentations and Surveys

Best practice presentations are posted on the web site along with periodic surveys conducted by the utilities. Governance

Governance of the EU-HRCP is provided by a Steering Committee which includes a minimum of nine representatives from electric utilities. The Steering Committee is responsible for oversight of an annual budget submitted by the Project Manager, for project management and conference/ workshops, and for forming committees to work on projects related to the metrics. The Steering Committee is led by a Chair and Vice-Chair.

Project Manager

The EU-HRCP has recently selected Pete Schneider, Executive Project Manager and formerly an HR Vice President at Entergy. Pete will direct the group into the future as we continue to search for the corporate home for the EU-HRCP and project manager(s). Pete is located in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

R. E. Habegger, who was selected in 1995 to run the organization, will continue to assist Pete during this transition period. Rick is Principal, HR Strategies & Solutions, Inc. and located in Raleigh NC. Prior to HRS&S, Rick was an HR Manager at Florida Power & Light Company in Miami, FL and left in 1992 to establish an HR Staff Augmentation Service for the electric utility industry. Pete and Rick will also continue to manage two other organizations under the EU-HRCP: the Electric Utility Talent Acquisition Group (EU-TAG) and the Nuclear Human Resources Group (NHRG) including labor relations and total rewards/ compensation projects since 1995.

If you need information on the HR Metrics or the other benchmarking, visit the Electric Utility Consortiums at EU-HRCP Web Pages (documents, conference presentations, etc.) OR www.eu-hrcp.memberlodge.com OR click on the following document EU-HRCP Benefits and Resources

Contacts

Kim Vearling, Senior Solutions Consultant, (347) 443-4081 / kim.vearling@vemoworkforce.com

Jim Brown, VP of Business Development, (605) 212-2777 / james.brown@vemoworkforce.com

Management Company – Vemo

Vemo was selected in 2012 to manage the web site, data collection and benchmark analysis. In 2013, they will also be adding some new tools for our participants including an online Scorecard and an Ad-Hoc query tool. Founded in 2006, by leading experts in Workforce Planning, Vemo has a wealth of experience in metrics and analysis, and has worked extensively with companies in the electric utility industry. Vemo’s mission is to change how organizations manage their workforce investments by directly connecting human capital decision-making to strategic and operating objectives. Vemo provides a software-enabled process that combines the visions, intentions, and perspectives of all strategic partners - executive committee, finance, line management and human resources - into a fully integrated approach that guides the organization's workforce investments and decisions to greatest effectiveness. If you would like more information about Vemo and their services, or the HR Metrics web site, visit www.vemo-workforce.com or call (718) 254-9357.

Vemo, Inc.
187 Amity Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201


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