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    HR Analytics: The Execution Gap and the Goal

    Date: April 21, 2022, 8:00am – 9:00am
    Yamhill County HR Association
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    The ability to apply data to strategic talent decisions is a high priority for most HR executives. Not only is data-driven decision-making potentially a competitive advantage, but it also helps leaders boost revenues, manage costs, mitigate risks, and execute functional strategies.

    However, as detailed in a Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends report, while 75 percent of HR executives state that workforce analytics is “important”, only 8 percent rate their function’s capability for analytics as “strong”.

    As such, there is a workforce analytics “execution gap” - the difference between intent and action. This is despite the fact that HR functions are sitting on billions of data points, stored within talent, performance, engagement, and core HR systems. While HR has always had access to standard reports and basic metrics from these sources, the timeliness, relevance, and accuracy of data continues to fall short of expectations. Why?

    Over the last 13 years, Mick Collins has catalogued 34 of the most common hurdles to success in building sustainable analytics programs. In this presentation, Mick will share examples of these hurdles, stories that illustrate the impact they have on the journey towards analytics maturity, and decisions that every HR strategist and technology leader can apply to their own analytics program. For example, why did one organization have too many high-performers? And why wouldn’t business leaders at another firm look at their diversity data?

    The stories illustrate both the challenge and opportunity facing HR practitioners in building an internal capability for analytics and engaging external stakeholders in the utilization of data. Mick will also weave in examples of how to overcome each hurdle, thus moving further along the road to analytics maturity.

    Three key learning objectives:

    1. Identify a full range of barriers to success in workforce analytics

    2. Understand how to adopt leading practices in analytics consistent with your company’s culture

    3. How to deliver insights to executives that go beyond Excel spreadsheets

    About the Presenter:

    Mick Collins is part of the SAP SuccessFactors Go-To-Market (GTM) organization, leading business development for the SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP) and People Analytics products. In this role, Mick is responsible for driving global business strategy for each solution and supporting regional sales teams to grow pipeline and boost sustainable solution revenue. Mick’s HR domain expertise is based upon 17 years of research and consulting in workforce analytics & planning. Mick has delivered hundreds of presentations and workshops to public- and private-sector organizations on how to build their capabilities for data-driven decision-making in HR.

    Since 2019, Mick has voluntarily served as Chair of IHRIM – the International HR Information Management Association – which deliver education on HR technology to a global membership.

    Mick has a Masters degree in Political Science from Virginia Tech and a BA (Hons) in Economics & Politics from the University of Leeds, England.