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

HR Analytics for the Public Sector

From Solid Foundations to Powerful Prediction

September 24 - 25, 2019 · Ottawa, Ontario
Day One Program Agenda: Tuesday, September 24, 2019
8:00 - 9:00        Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:10
Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair
Dr. David Weiss, President & CEO, Weiss International Ltd.
9:10 - 10:00
Leading Change: Moving Your Organization Toward a Data-Driven Culture
Stacey Ileleji, Senior Analyst & Change Management Specialist, Federal Government Department
  • Examine dimensions of a data-driven organizational culture
  • Distinguish between leading and managing the change to a more data-driven organization
  • Leverage data analytics and data visualization to drive change
  • Understand resistance to change and change fatigue
  • Create the conditions and structures for change success
10:00 - 10:15        Networking Break
10:15 - 11:00
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
11:00 - 12:00
A SuperSkill of the Future
Marc Delisle, Senior Policy Analyst, Employment and Social Development Canada
  • Technology will change the nature of the tasks being performed by knowledge workers
  • Skills of the future in a government context must transcend time and jobs
  • World-leading organizations target skills that have stronger relationship with job performance
  • Empirical evidence from Industrial and Organizational Psychology show that not all skills are created equal
  • Performance management – and measurement – will need to be improved for government organizations to unlock the full potential of workforce analytics
12:00 - 1:00        Luncheon Break
1:00 - 2:00
Talent Optimization and Keeping the Millennial Engaged
Jennifer Lahey, Talent Optimization Specialist, Predictive Success Corporation
  • Future of talent - people drive your business. Do you know what drives your people?
  • Keeping millennials engaged - 4 forces of disengagement
  • Creating culture champions and high performing teams
  • Employee engagement - does it matter? What does an engaged employee look like?
2:00 - 3:00
Analytics: ‘Panacea or ‘Part of the Solution?’
Riaz J. Kara, Director, National Change Leadership, Federal Labour Program, Employment and Social Development Canada
  • Discover advantages of analytics in predicting employee performance
  • Improve quality of hiring during recruitment
  • Insights into recruiting and retaining talent
  • Learn how behavioral analytics can help you adapt to fast changes
  • Real life examples of how analytics has increased productivity and efficiency
3:00 - 3:15        Networking Break
3:15 - 4:15
Connecting Data Science and Predictive Analytics with Workforce Innovation and Transformation
Maria McKay, Senior Manager, Advisory, KPMG LLP
  • The Fourth Industrial Revolution is yet another wave of innovation – technology has been re-shaping how work gets done for decades
  • The low hanging fruit is (largely) gone –harvesting the residual benefits is analogous to ‘sweeping up grains of rice’
  • People are key – your people know the opportunities for change, but may be incentivized to conceal them to protect jobs
  • Doing nothing is not an option, but finding new paths is critical – there is a choice between the “low road” (replacing human labour) and the “high road” (using capabilities to innovate and grow)
  • Prediction is hard (especially when it is about the future) – a scenario-based iterative process is key, and can locate “no-regrets” moves to begin the transformation
  • Ability to deal with disruption will be critical for success – an effective, supportive approach to identifying, reskilling, and redeploying resources is a must
4:15        Closing Remarks from the Chair & End of Day One




Event Partner
Institute of Public Administration of Canada


Organizations investing in HR analytics 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 HR analytics but don't know where to start or continue their efforts.

INFONEX's Predictive HR Analytics will 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 HR analytics today, how to get the most from the data you already have, how to build an effective HR Analytics team and the importance of your team to be able to visually communicate important insights. Case studies will demonstrate the role HR analytics can play in hiring, employee engagement, retention and succession planning.

Join us in Ottawa 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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