February 19 - 21, 2019
Orlando, FL

Agenda Day 2

7:55 am - 8:25 am REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST

8:25 am - 12:00 am CHAIRPERSON'S WELCOME

8:40 am - 9:00 am WORKFORCE ANALYTICS FOR THE C-SUITE: MEASURING, PREDICTING, AND MODELING FINANCIAL OUTCOMES

Many organizations today are digging deep into their HR data and producing stunning charts of interesting findings… but with no financial impacts! The C-suite expects to see more financial focus: How productive is our workforce compared to our peers, and how are we trending? What workforce investments provide the greatest financial returns? How
can I reduce total workforce spend and still grow? In this session learn how to provide the C-suite with the workforce analytics they can use to drive business results.

9:00 am - 9:45 am CASE STUDY: How Nike Uses Analytics to Flex to a Changing World

In a fast-changing world, your workforce needs to evolve to meet shifting opportunities and challenges. In this context, a certain amount of voluntary attrition is desirable, since it enables organizations to rebalance skillsets and capabilities. But how to maintain a healthy level of turnover? In this session, learn how Nike uses analytics to proactively target pockets within its 75,000-strong workforce where attrition is too low, presenting business leaders with options to recalibrate the rate to a level more consistent with overall business strategy.

Key Takeaways:
•Start by asking the right (business-driven) questions
•Tie the right data sources together in the right ways
•Clearly communicate not just findings, but insights and calls to action

9:45 am - 10:30 am KEYNOTE: HOW ORGANIZATIONAL NETWORK ANALYSIS IS RESHAPING THE WORKFORCE

Deloitte’s HR Global Trends in Human Capital 2017 report sees an “explosive growth” in Organizational Network Analytics (ONA), a highly visual way to understand the way
communications, information, and decisions flow through an organization. Hear about GM’s journey with ONA and discover how you can use this approach to create the
internal networks you need to be agile in a challenging business environment.

You’ll learn how ONA can:
• Support HR decision making by uncovering patterns in the networks employees create
• Help optimize business processes by identifying effective collaborations and influential employees
• Identify where information blocks are impeding performance

10:30 am - 12:00 am COFFEE BREAK AND DEMO DRIVE

Not tech-savvy? No problem! We’ll bring you some of the leading people analytics solution providers by way of a fun and informative speed-dating activity.

11:30 am - 12:15 pm FEELING WHOLE AT WORK: HUMANIZING BIG DATA AND ANALYTICS

More than ever, companies are realizing their workforce data is a strategic asset. Once used for only sales and marketing functions, companies today have access to analytical tools that can help them use their HR data effectively to make fact-based decisions about their human capital investments. But logic is only half the equation. Employees today want to feel whole at work, and that means tapping into the emotional side of people management. 

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm The DIGITAL HR BUSINESS PARTNER: HOW PEOPLE ANALYTICS IS (FINALLY) TRANSFORMING HR’s MOST STRATEGIC ROLE

Over the last 20 years, no other role in the HR function has been under more pressure to deliver than the HR Business Partner.  Born from the elevation of generalists through the desire to provide a strategic face to the HR function, the HR Business partners have relied upon their status as trusted advisors and broad-based thinkers to help the enterprise understand the workforce.  People Analytics is the catalyst to transform this role. During this session we will cover:

  •  The Digital HR Business Partner’s Toolbox
  •  A Capability Model for the Analytics-Ready HRBP
  •  A Strategy Delivery model for HR that links the Analytics team with HRBPs

1:00 am - 2:00 am FIND YOUR FLOCK LUNCH CLIQUES

Not tech-savvy? No problem! We’ll bring you some of the leading people analytics solution providers by way of a fun and informative speed-dating activity.

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm PANEL: DATA HAS THE ANSWERS -- IF YOU ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm NOW WHAT? MOVING UP THE ANALYTICS MATURITY CURVE

The evolution of HR analytics is typically talked of as journey from metrics and data – the descriptive – to predictive and prescriptive analytics. Many companies believe they first need to get a handle on their (typically dispersed) HR data and build a robust business intelligence layer. But this takes time -- a luxury in today’s competitive world. At eBay, the analytics team has taken a different approach -- building predictive and prescriptive analytics functions while simultaneously building the basic analytics infrastructure. By following this route, we have been successful in making an impact in multiple areas while moving the needle on making HR a more data-driven function. 

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm STORYTELLING AND VISUALIZATION: PRESENTING YOUR FINDINGS FOR MAXIMUM BUSINESS IMPACT

No matter how rich your data or sophisticated your modeling, people analytics is only as valuable as the business decisions it drives. But business leaders won’t take action unless they understand what you’re telling them. That’s why analytics teams need to master the tools and techniques of effective storytelling and data visualization. In this session, hear how one company, Bloomberg LP, is tackling
this challenge, producing actionable and beautiful data visualizations that support business decision making and create value.

Key Takeaways:

  • Match the right tools with your storytelling and analytical objectives
  • Tailor your presentation to your audience for maximum impact
  • Understand how visualization and storytelling objectives can influence your actual analysis

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm AI AND MACHINE LEARNING: WHAT’S HYPE, WHAT’S REAL

To be successful and stay competitive, organizations need to analyze tremendous amounts of employee data, including previous actions and outcomes, to allow for the creation of meaningful and unbiased metrics. In this session, you will discover how Ultimate Software’s predictive analytics provide actionable insights, embedded at key decision points, to help your company’s leaders make smarter talent decisions and increase employee performance. You will also find out how Ultimate can help you leverage statistically accurate algorithms to identify engaged employees, high performers, and retention risks, and also provide you with Leadership Actions—a library of suggested activities across various categories to help managers proactively develop and grow their employees.


3:30 pm - 12:00 am NETWORKING BREAK

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm HOW TO RIGHT THE SHIP: OPTIMIZING AN EXISTING HR ANALYTICS PROGRAM

You’ve successfully launched a HR Analytics program -- congratulations! But now you have to make sure that program stays on track, delivering organizational value over the long term. This highly interactive session, you will learn a robust framework for:
  • Assessing the efficiency and effectiveness of your analytics program
  • Identifying improvement opportunities and sticking points
  • Making course corrections as needed

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm HOW P&G SAVED MILLIONS THROUGH DATA-DRIVEN EXPAT DECISIONS

Multi-national organizations spend significant sums on sending their employees on work assignments across borders, whether for employee development, to fill skill or knowledge gaps, or in response to employee preference. However, despite the large resources at stake, decision makers typically have little data on the cost of these “expat” decisions and even less on their ROI. This session will share how Procter & Gamble deployed analytics to evaluate expat placements value and provide a framework for more informed decision making, yielding valuable results. You will learn how P&G:

  • Utilized minimal tools & resources to achieve big savings on expat decisions
  • Developed a deployment strategy to ensure action and success
  • Scaled the program to ensure HR Analytics brings continuous value

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm SCORE QUICK WINS TO BUILD MOMENTUM FOR ANALYTICS

Hear how a mid-sized energy company built basic talent analytics from innovative talent processes to lay foundations for strategic workforce planning. Learn to influence business leaders with insights from the data you have today to build credibility and momentum for your talent analytics function.

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm HOW IBM MINES SOCIAL MEDIA TO BOOST ENGAGEMENT AND PRODUCTIVITY


Research has shown that organizations that take into consideration employee feedback in organizational decision-making typically have more engaged -- and more productive -- employees. In this session, our speaker will explain how IBM mines social media to augment surveys and obtain a real-time understanding of employee engagement, providing examples of analytics that have made a difference for the company’s employees -- and the bottom line. You will learn how IBM:

  • Mines textual data to generate insights about the employee experience
  • Makes sense of large-scale social media text in real time while preserving privacy
  • Pinpoints drivers and barriers of engagement

5:15 pm - 6:15 pm Reception