i4cp is the leading authority on next practices in human capital.

Our purpose is to discover and advance next practices in human capital. We produce more research than any other human capital research firm in the world, and many of the world’s most prominent organizations and HR leaders turn to i4cp to better capitalize on HR best practices and emerging workforce trends. Supported by a powerful community of human capital practitioners, we provide HR research and insights that help organizations better anticipate, adapt, and act in a constantly changing business environment.
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We are the fastest-growing community of human capital professionals

Recognized seven times by the Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest-growing private companies, we have seen our community double since the pandemic and become a thriving resource for HR leaders and other human capital professionals to make better decisions faster—and implement ideas more effectively.

HR best practices don't move the needle. Next practices do.

You can google "human resources best practices" and find thousands of helpful resources, but which of those HR practices have real, sustained business impact? That's why i4cp focuses on next practices, approaches that correlate to market performance but that few companies are actively using.

No vendors

Our research is entirely funded by our membership, which consists primarily of Fortune 1000 companies. Vendors don't pay for editorial control or influence through sponsorships.


Pure motives

We intentionally do not offer consulting services. We'll never hold back research findings in order to upsell your organization into a pricey consulting contract or product agreement.


Thought leadership

To enhance our member-driven research agenda, we seek guidance from innovative academics and other respected thought leaders.


Practical application

Research is great, but it has to be useful. Everything we produce is intended to be applicable and actionable.

i4cp keeps us thinking ahead. There’s demand for new skills, different things from our talent, a new culture. It's super valuable to have resources like i4cp available that can help pull us into the future.
Julie Sexton
CHRO, Land O'Lakes
Having worked with i4cp for many years, they are highly responsive, extremely insightful and certainly a powerful human capital research and services partner to have if you’re at all interested in advancing the business impact of HR, Talent and Learning.
Joe Garbus
Chief Talent and Inclusion Officer, Marsh
As one of its longest serving members, 3M looks to i4cp for global, business-imperative trends for HR, the workforce, and issues impacting the business in general. i4cp's human capital research provides data and insights to understand how we may need to continue to adapt and change.
Karen B. Paul
C-Suite Executive Development and Planning Leader, 3M
I can't even begin to tell you how important it is to have access to i4cp’s next practices, because they really open up your mind to doing things differently. We get so used to doing things as we see them or as we've done in the past and just incrementally making change. Having these insights allows you to transform your thinking.
Dolores Smith
Vice President, Human Resources, Gilead Sciences