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Learn How to Take Advantage of Your Data to Improve HR Decision Making!

People Analytics & Data-Driven HR

From Solid Foundations to Powerful Prediction

March 24 - 25, 2020  ·  Toronto, Ontario
Day One Program Agenda - Tuesday March 24, 2020
8:00 - 9:00        Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:10
Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair
9:10 - 10:00
Proactive Retention—Applying Artificial Intelligence to Predict Attrition Risk and Retain Your Best Employees
Benoit Hardy-Vallée, Associate Partner, Candian Lead, HR Reinvention, Talent & Transformation, IBM
  • Employee attrition is increasing in this tight labor market
  • Custom machine learning models can accurately predict the likelihood of attrition for individual employees
  • IBM has been modeling attrition risk and proactively taking actions—driving more than $50M in net benefits / year
  • Attrition risk is driven by many different factors, cultural and individual
  • A proactive retention program models both attrition and incentives
10:00 - 10:15        Networking Break
10:15 - 11:15
People Analytics: How to Tell Your Story with Data and Analytics
Travis Windling, HR Analytics, Enablement Lead, Manulife

In this session, a prominent analytics leader will talk about how their company uses analytics to drive forward business decisions and strategy. You will gain best practices for interpreting data into meaningful insights, how to tell a story by using the data, and how to effectively communicate with senior management using People Data, including:

  • How to work cross functionally ensuring everyone is on the same page
  • What is important to measure and what is not?
  • How to harness insights and stories from people data?
  • How to make meaningful business decisions using data and analytics
  • The role of data and analytics in developing and evaluating business and people strategy
  • How can organizations take data to a whole new strategic level?
11:15 - 12:15
How HR can Leverage Data to Measure its Return on Investment
Dr. David Weiss, President & CEO, Weiss International Ltd.

In today’s digital age, many public sector organizations are struggling with predicting accurately what it will take to succeed in the future. The advent of big data analysis and Artificial Intelligence (AI) is viewed as the pathway to improve the ability to predict outcomes and to save costs. Many HR professionals are also intrigued by the possibility of applying Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help predict more accurately many elements related to people and organizational capacity such as who should be hired, how to best develop talent, and where to focus its attention to achieve new innovative ways to deliver HR value. As this HR transformation unfolds, HR will also be expected to demonstrate that the investment in the knowledge, skills, experiences and innovations of people in the organization are helping make the organization more productive and are delivering a return for the organization.

This highly thought provoking, engaging and practical workshop, based upon Dr. David Weiss’ book Leadership-Driven HR: Transforming HR to Deliver Value for the Business (Jossey-Bass) and his subsequent research, focuses on the following:

  • Reflect on how an HR focus on AI will accelerate the expectation of HR to be able to demonstrate a return on human capital, i.e. the return on investment in people and organizational capacity
  • Analyze how HR can leverage data to measure its Return on Investment (ROI) for the business
  • Learn how to develop a dashboard to track leading and lagging measures to regularly report on the ROI in Human Capital
12:15 - 1:15        Luncheon Break
1:15 - 2:15
Implementing and Developing a Robust Data & People Analytics & Data-Driven HR Strategy
  • Hear the top 3 benefits of implementing HR/People Analytics & Data-Driven HR for an organization
  • Key challenges and best practices in implementing HR analytics
  • Acquire strategies and tactical insights on enhancing business outcomes with HR analytics
  • Learn how to use data to understand your workforce and manage talent
  • 5 essential ways large data sets help drive decision making in strategic program development
2:15 - 3:15
CASE STUDY: What I Learned From Building and Setting-Up an HR Analytics Team
Patrick Tuason, Manager, HR Reporting & Analytics, Hydro One
  • What I knew from articles and published ‘exciting’ research on best in class vs. my humble real word
  • Being relevant: finding the right focus on what drives value in the organization
  • Profiling your team: they are people too
  • Summary: top learning points (needed skills, technology, executive support and output)
  • How we move forward from here
3:15 - 3:30        Networking Break
3:30 - 4:30
Developing a New Culture Mindset Using Cultural Analytics
  • Definition of cultural analytics
  • Step-by-step guide to implementing the right culture
  • Develop strategies to adjust and flex your style
  • Understand how cultural analytics can be a key product in the workplace
  • 3 benefits to adopting cultural analytics in HR
4:30        End of Day One



Organizations investing in People Analytics & Data-Driven HR to drive decision-making are investing in their most important asset, people. They are maximizing HR's contribution to the organization's bottom line and gaining a competitive advantage over those who do not take the plunge. But they are the select few. Other organizations would like to derive the benefits of People Analytics & Data-Driven HR but don't know where to start or continue their efforts.

INFONEX's People Analytics & Data-Driven HR has been designed to provide delegates with all the information they need to understand why the investment of time and money is worthwhile, what's involved in set up and implementation and take initial steps to implement or progress to the next level.

You will learn what is driving People Analytics & Data-Driven HR today, how to get the most from the data you already have, how to build an effective People Analytics & Data-Driven HR team and the importance of your team to be able to visually communicate important insights. Case studies will demonstrate the role People Analytics & Data-Driven HR can play in hiring, employee engagement, retention and succession planning.

Join us in Toronto to get caught up on the latest developments in analytics and learn skills and strategies for improving your workforce and realizing its full potential. Register today!

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