Dr. Sandy J. Miles of Murray State University’s college of business has been selected to be one of the three United States representatives to participate in the work group for carving out international standards on human resource governance as part of the ISO TC260 responsible for the establishment of human resource management standards. The meeting will convene at Eutelsat in Paris, France, in March. Miles was one of five representing the U.S. at the first meeting of the ISO TC 260 (Technical Committee for Establishing International Human Resources Management Standards) in Arlington, Va., Nov. 10-11. Human resources is a complex industry which deals with constant developments such as the introduction of the national police check, most recently.

France volunteered to take the lead role in this group, one of four, at the November meeting. Thirteen countries, including France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Portugal, Pakistan, Norway, Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands and Israel, are participating in the meetings. Miles was selected to work with the governance human resources group based on her contributions to the human resource management field.

Miles, a member of the MSU faculty since 1991, received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and her MBA and doctorate from the University of Illinois-Carbondale. She earned her initial certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources in 1994 and continues to remain current in her certification. Her research in recruiting, selection and training between American and German firms resulted in two journal articles. She and colleague Dr. Glynn Mangold have had four articles published dealing with employee branding in which human resource management systems play a key role. In summer, 2011, she and Dr. Gary Muuka had an article, “Employee Choice of Voice: A New Workplace Dynamic,” that dealt with organizations in the age of social media.

Miles developed the human resources management program in the college of business that was audited in 2009 and recertified in 2011 by the Society for Human Resource Management. This distinction is given to programs delivering the professional body of knowledge required to be successful as a human resource professional.

She has also been active with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). She served on Kentucky’s state council for 10 years and on SHRM’s Area II board of directors. Miles is a past president of the Four Rivers chapter of SHRM and a member of the editorial review board for Business Horizons published by Indiana University.

The human resource management courses she has taught include staffing, compensation, human resource management and advanced topics in human resource management.

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