Developing the right HR metrics for your specific context which support long-term performance is an area that many organizations struggle with. However, we found that it is considered a high priority to get right, as it is through effective measurement, assessment and evaluation that it’s possible to provide insights about past performance and also ‘take the temperature’ of the organization at present. Our research, in particular our Shaping the Future programmer of work, has highlighted the importance of using HR metrics for maximum impact, drawing out insights from data to inform future direction and hence drive sustainable organization performance. This practical tool is the fourth in a series of four tools which build specifically on the Shaping the Future insights. This tool focuses on insights related to measurement, assessment and evaluation. We look at what HR professionals can do to generate insight through the development and use of key metrics that are aligned with organizational goals. Effective and efficient assessment processes enable HR leaders to take and influence decisions in a way that creates value and stimulates change and improvement.