More than 25 years in the areas of measurement, talent management, executive assessment and coaching, and organizational development at global Fortune 50 companies provided Dr. Shane Douthitt with invaluable experience, but more importantly fueled a desire. A desire to infuse innovation in a field (HR) that had been stagnant entirely too long. Focused on removing the divide between HR and ROI, Shane can be described as an out-of-the-box thinker, analytics expert, and technology enabler.
He first expressed his vision to convert the HR department into a profit center by co-authoring “Investing in What Matters: Linking Employees to Business Outcomes” (SHRM, 2009) and “Business-Focused HR: 11 Processes to Drive Results” (SHRM, 2011) which have both been Top 10 SHRM best-sellers for multiple years, and recently released a new book “Predicting Business Success: Using Smarter Analytics to Drive Results” (SHRM, 2018).
Shane has continued to express his provocative views on how and why it’s critical for HR to employ a different approach. He has published several articles in leading journals on a variety of topics, including HR strategy, measurement, teams, individual differences and diversity, employee selection, group dynamics, and leadership development.
Before SMD, he was the SVP of Sales and Product Management at Morehead Associates—a healthcare HR consulting company. Before joining Morehead, Shane worked as a Senior Vice President of Human Resources & Leadership Development at Bank of America. He also worked as a consultant for Towers Perrin and IBM. Shane holds a master’s degree and doctorate in applied psychology from the University of Georgia, as well as a master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Tulsa.