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Using Data Analytics to Drive Your People Strategy

  • 15 Nov 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Zoom event


  • Special price for members

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The whole world is talking about the use of data analytics to drive decision-making. In this session, we will look at how the Human Resources function is using analytics to drive People Strategy. As we start 2024 planning, a world of work with continued turbulence, how are HR Leaders using data analytics to predict the future people needs of the businesses we belong to?  In this session, we will explore the following questions:

  • How can we ensure the right talent is in place when it is needed? Where will that talent come from (inside/outside, local/remote, outsourced, contingent, diverse)?
  • How might we use analytics to help measure productivity and the effectiveness of the productivity improvement efforts that so many of us are working on? 
  • In what ways can analytics help us understand our organization’s level of employee engagement, well-being, and belonging?
  • How might we move the HR function forward, starting from where we are with analytics, to increase the impact data can have in the development of our People Strategies and associated plans?

Potential Resources:

The Practical Guide to HR Analytics

5 Useful Applications for Data Analytics in HR

Learn About the Benefits of HR Analytics

Our Panelist

Craig Ramsay

Principal People Scientist at Microsoft

Craig Ramsay is a Principal People Scientist at Microsoft where he studies the motivational factors that help people be happier and more successful at work. As a lead researcher he oversees the design of the employee experience measurement architecture that supports Viva product development with a mission to bring engagement feedback, productivity support, and action-taking directly into the flow of work.

Prior to Microsoft, he was a founding member of the Glint People Science team acquired by LinkedIn. Before that he was V.P. of the San Francisco Bay offices of Sirota (now Mercer). As People Analytics Director at both Intuit and Symantec, he established global centers of excellence helping leaders make better talent decisions with predictive analytics and actionable insights.

He serves on the BoD of HR Strategy Forum, a consortium for California-based HR leaders and was past Chair of the Information Technology Survey Group (ITSG), a global survey research consortium. Craig has a M.S. Organization Development from University of San Francisco, and a B.S. Industrial Engineering from SJSU.

Sasha Arjannikova, Ph.D.

Sr. People Analytics Manager at Adobe

At Adobe, Sasha oversees Global HR Reporting and Analytics for HR Centers of Excellence. Sasha leads a team of analysts who perform complex analyses that shape HR policies and programs. Sasha and her team create meaningful metrics to measure impact of the work of Talent Management, Talent Acquisition, Leadership Development, DE&I, Onboarding, Employee Support and other HR teams. Sasha also leads a team of data engineers who transform messy HR data into actionable dashboards.

Sasha is most energized about driving positive change in the workplace. She uses a data driven approach to demonstrate how doing "good" for the employees benefits the bottom line.

Prior to Adobe, Sasha worked in healthcare and nonprofit sector in People Analytics, Talent Management, Learning & Development and consulting.

Sasha has a Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico and an M.A. from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Sasha's doctorate research focused on understanding organizational culture and driving culture change and M.A. on the measurement of learning.

Camille Holt

Head of Talent Operations and Analytics at PROCEPT BioRobotics

Camille has dedicated her career to shedding light on insights and solutions that inspire people and business success. She has an M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and 15+ years of diverse experience serving as a strategic partner in many areas relating to people analytics, employee experience and engagement, talent strategy, and organizational development.

She recently joined PROCEPT BioRobotics as their head of Talent Operations and Analytics where she works on improving experiences and outcomes around talent acquisition, employee and team performance, and employee engagement. Prior to joining PROCEPT, Camille led People Analytics and Insights at Silicon Valley companies Varian and Stitch Fix. In these roles, she utilized data and research, compelling storytelling, and strong partnerships with leaders to guide strategic direction and operational priorities, inform evidence-based action, and inspire continuous improvement across the organizations. She has led global initiatives that have enabled the achievement of world-class levels of employee engagement, and resulted in measurable improvements in areas such as DE&I, leadership development, and organizational effectiveness.

Over the last year, Camille has also worked with several organizations as a consultant. She draws upon her experience, education, and deep empathy to help people and organizations accomplish positive change to realize their vision.

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