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.

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 is an HR thinktank, and a credible, independent resource that my team relies on for critical insights on HR topics, connections to peers, and more. I consider i4cp membership to be the antidote for the natural gravity of insularity that plagues our profession.
Dave Gartenberg
Executive, Transformation Office and former CHRO, Avanade
Having worked with i4cp for many years, they are highly responsive, extremely insightful and certainly a powerful 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
3M, as one of its longest serving members, looks to i4cp for global business-imperative trends for HR, the workforce, and issues impacting the business in general. i4cp provides data and insights to understand how we may need to continue to adapt and change.
Karen B. Paul
C-Suite Executive Planning Leader, 3M
i4cp is research-based, they have a huge network of people, and I feel like there isn’t a question I’ve asked that they weren’t able or willing to help me try to find the answer. i4cp is really my go-to to help me stay connected to what’s happening out there.
Tameika Pope
Chief Human Capital Officer, The Federal Reserve Board