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The People Analytics Conference – Value-Adding, Impactful HR

Actionable, Impactful People Analytics & HR Insights Which Add Value & Build The Future Of The Business: Drive Forward The Journey From Data-Driven Reporting To Advanced, Predictive, Usable Analytics Which Inform Organisational Decision-Making & Gain Buy-In With Best-Practice Metrics & Tools

A One-Day, Practitioner-Led Conference & Networking Event, 14th September 2017, Cavendish Conference Centre, Central London. Download the brochure.

08.30 Registration & Facilitated Speed Networking Over Breakfast

09.00 GIC Welcome & Morning Chairman Opening Remarks
Caroline Beardall
Director of Organisational Effectiveness
NHS Improvement


09.15 Drive The Culture Shift To Embed Analytics As A Core Part Of Decision Making By Ensuring Your Analytics Create Actionable, Usable Insight That Is Implemented By The Organisation & Drives Real Business Change

  • The practicalities of shifting the HR culture and gaining team-wide buy-in so that insight and analytics become the drivers behind decision making to truly embed data into the everyday
  • What are the best techniques and methods to communicate analytics and insights to ensure your reports reach and engage managers in a way they understand and can action?
  • How can we ensure we are asking the right questions of the data for actionable insights to drive strategic decision making and business improvements?

David Littlechild
Group Head of Culture, Engagement & Insights
Lloyds Banking Group


09.40 Advanced Metrics & Measurement Techniques For The Best Analytics & Insights To Drive Business Improvement Around Talent Management

  • Top tips for creating a data-driven culture and mindset within your organisation to set and implement key metrics and KPIs
  • Key techniques and metrics to measure performance for predictive analytics which inform real business improvement including turnover, succession and excellence planning
  • Benchmark your own metrics by understanding how and what others measure (and don’t measure) to capture data across the entire employee lifecycle

09.40 Niall Ryan-Jones
Head of Employee Experience

10.05 Paul Boyle
Director, HR Strategy, Insight & Planning
Sky UK


10.30 Explore The Key Measurements & Metrics For Best-Practice Talent Strategies

  • What are the metrics and methods needed to measure talent for best-practice performance rating?
  • Advice on analysing and harnessing your talent data and information to drive workforce planning strategy and better business decisions
  • How do you track, analyse and measure the ROI of your talent and leadership programmes for individuals in your organisation?
  • Tested techniques for measuring and analysing core stats – from gender balance, pay, diversity, to demographics and millennials – to build a clear picture across your organisation and strategically plan your workforce

Burton Yan
Global HR Reporting & Analytics Manager

10.50 Morning Refreshment Break With Informal Networking

11.20 Re-Imagining HR In The Cognitive Era

  • Market pressures and new technologies are changing the way we work. It’s no surprise that HR is struggling to create agile cultures, inspire their workforce and drive business strategy.
  • At IBM, transformation is in our DNA and our HR department is spearheading game-changing initiatives that are making measurable business impact internally and for our clients.
  • Join this session to hear how IBM is amplifying transformation with advanced analytics, the lessons learned and what’s next on the IBM journey.

Jon Lester
HR Cloud Strategy Lead, IBM Global HR


11.40 Discussing different ways to measure, monitor and analyse absence levels across your organisation to inform business change and strategies to reduce absence rates.

Harry Metcalf
Business Intelligence Specialist
Nestlé UK & I


12.00 Debating & Sharing The Key Measurement & Metric Techniques For Best-Practice Attrition Strategies

  • Best-practice methods for measuring and interpreting your attrition rates to drill down into the detail and identify where the issues are to drive business improvement
  • Gain valuable insight into building solid retention strategies with advice on how to address high attrition rates
  • Ensure you retain the right people with effective preventative plans by identifying your areas of high turnover

Facilitated by: Inji Duducu
People Director – Reward & Employee Services
Wm Morrison Supermarkets Plc

12.20 The Rise of ‘Why’ – putting your people at the heart of data-driven decision-making

In an age of increasing digitalisation, we explore the changing face of employee feedback, and the role it has to play in helping your business perform while you also transform:

  • Democratisation and decentralisation: why moving beyond centralised ‘command and control’ feedback initiatives can boost business performance
  • The ‘death’ of the report: how Digital Twins hold the key to your organisation’s health
  • The Rise of the Bots: what the future holds for AI and its role in better business decision making

Luke Talbot
Director of Product Marketing
Questback UK


12.40 Getting To Grips With The Expectations & Needs Of Your HR Colleagues To Ensure Your Analytics & Insights Hit The Mark & Are Valuable To The Business

  • What gets senior team members to engage with analytics and buy into the insights produced by the data and analytics teams? Understanding HR business partners’ aims and objectives for a clear direction on how best to support their work
  • How do your non-analytics colleagues like to receive complex data and insight to ensure they can use it most effectively for the business?

Paul Phillips
Head of HR
Pizza Hut Delivery

Martin O’Donnell
Global Head of People Analytics

Inji Duducu
People Director – Reward & Employee Services
Wm Morrison Supermarkets Plc

Joanne Marshall
Director of Human Resources & Organisational Development
University of Bradford

13.10 Lunch For Delegates, Speakers & Partners

13.40 Informal Peer-To-Peer Discussions

A) Tools, Systems & Dashboards
Paul Watson
Head of HRIS, International
Live Nation Entertainment

B) Measuring Employee Opinion & Engagement – The Future Of Staff Surveys
Suzanne Deery
Group HR Director
Charles Taylor plc

C) Exploring Cross-Team Insights – What Can We Learn From Other Departments?
Nadia Hutchinson
Global HR Process Owner – Data, HR Transformation Programme
British American Tobacco

D) Culture & The Bottom Line
Caroline Beardall
Director of Organisational Effectiveness
NHS Improvement

E) Presenting Analytics For The Greatest Impact: From Dashboards To Storytelling…
Mariana Carrasqueira
Human Capital Analytics Manager

14.10 Afternoon Co-Chair’s Opening Remarks
Burton Yan
Global HR Reporting & Analytics Manager

Suzanne Deery
Group HR Director
Charles Taylor plc


14.25 Proving The Value Of HR Analytics & Securing Senior Buy-In; Demonstrating ROI To Ensure You Have Support From The Top

  • Demonstrating your ROI and the added value to the business with advice on what to measure and how to quantify your impact
  • Best-practice strategies and methods to meaningfully report and present analytics to engage and educate senior management on the benefits of your work
  • Securing your seat at the table! Using your data and analytics to justify HR’s place in strategic decision making
  • Creating a strategy to overcome internal barriers and pushback to gain resources, funding, momentum and, most importantly, support from the top

Tim Cowley
People & Change Lead

14.50 People Analytics As A Driver Of Business Performance

Davis Carlin
Solution Manager – People Analytics
McKinsey & Company


15.05 Next-Level Techniques For Integrating Multiple Data Sources & Ensuring You Are Harnessing The Best Quality Data For Actionable Analytics & Insight

  • Building one clear picture of your workforce with lessons learned on effectively integrating and joining together multiple data sources across the different functions and across your organisation
  • Best-practice advice on successfully capturing and harnessing different data sources which will allow you to gain real insight and tell a clear story to feed back to the business
  • Distinguishing which data is the most helpful to use and the best methods of sharing data within your organisation for the best quality reports whilst also adhering to data protection laws

Louise Brown
Global Reporting & Analytics, Strategy, Governance & Change Lead

15.30 Making Evidence Based & Data Driven Employee Centric Decisions
Jack Williams
Strategic Sales Director
Virgin Pulse




15.45 Afternoon Refreshment Break With Informal, Facilitated Networking


16.15 Debating & Assessing The Journey From Our Current Reporting World To The Future Of Advanced, Insightful Analytics Which Drive Change Throughout The Business

  • Insights into the practicalities of evolving and upskilling your HR function towards the future of analytics to undertake the journey from simple reporting to advanced, strategic analytics
  • Paving the way to cement HR analytics as a core role in the organisation for insightful analytics that drive key business objectives and plans in the future
  • A look to how the HR function will likely shift and evolve – what shape will it take in the future?

James Bryce
Director of Strategic Workforce Planning

16.35 Afternoon Co-Chairs’ Closing Remarks
Burton Yan
Global HR Reporting & Analytics Manager

Suzanne Deery
Group HR Director
Charles Taylor plc

16.45 Official Close Of Conference

Please check the website regularly for updates and newly confirmed speakers. For more information on how to get involved in this People Analytics Conference, please email info@hranalyticsconference.com or call the team on +44(0)20 3479 2299.