About Us

i4cp is the leading authority on 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 emerging workforce trends. Supported by a powerful community of human capital practitioners, we provide insights that help organizations better anticipate, adapt, and act in a constantly changing business environment.

Pure research. Unbiased results. Better outcomes.

Unlike some other talent research firms, we remain committed to providing pure, unbiased research that helps you better understand high-performance organizations and make decisions based on empirical data.

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.

The HR profession needs a standard—a universal framework that ties an HR strategy to business results. That standard is i4cp's People-Profit Chain.
Kurt Fischer
Former CHRO, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
If what we want is to prove our worth, the People-Profit Chain provides incredible power. The power of proof.
John Coné
Former CLO, Dell Computers
Many people focus on just the “art” of HR and I think i4cp's People-Profit Chain is adding more science to the practice of HR, which helps more of our colleagues understand our impact to market value and performance. This information helps us prioritize actions that yield the greatest impact for the effort.
CHRO, Fortune 100 Corporation