Agenda

Day One : Tuesday, March 24, 2020

08:00

60 min

Registration and Continental Breakfast

09:00

10 min

Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair

09:10

50 min
Tomeka Hill-Thomas

Why You Need an Integrated Employee Database

Tomeka Hill-Thomas, Associate Director, Global People Data, Reporting & Analytics, Ernst & Young

  • Discover the advantages of having one single database
  • Learn what is the best and most appropriate framework for your data and how it should be saved and updated
  • Discuss which HR and business questions can now be answered using this database
  • Go over reporting and analytic techniques that can now be used
  • Learn how it’s easier to maintain privacy and compliance

10:00

15 min

Networking Break

10:15

60 min

People Analytics: How to Tell Your Story with Data and Analytics

Travis Windling, HR Analytics Enablement Lead, Human Resources, Manulife

In this session, a prominent analytics leader will talk about how their company uses analytics to drive forward business decisions and strategy. You will gain best practices for interpreting data into meaningful insights, how to tell a story by using the data, and how to effectively communicate with senior management using People Data, including:

  • How to work cross functionally ensuring everyone is on the same page
  • What is important to measure and what is not?
  • How to harness insights and stories from people’s data?
  • How to make meaningful business decisions using data and analytics
  • The role of data and analytics in developing and evaluating business and people strategy
  • How can organizations take data to a whole new strategic level?

11:15

60 min
Rob Catalano

Why Employee Voice should be the centre of your People Analytics Strategy

Rob Catalano, Chief Engagement Officer, WorkTango

Access to new technology, the changing world of work, and expectations of the modern employee has supported new approaches to the People Analytics function. A critical and overlooked component of People Analytics is also changing the approach on how companies hear the voice of employees to offer actionable insights and results. In the session, you will learn:

  • Why improving your Employee Voice strategy supports your People Analytics efforts
  • New trends in Employee Voice and how to activate it in your organization
  • The positive impacts of having a high employee voice organization

Learn how activating new trends in Employee Voice offers a positive impact on the People Analytics journey and organizational success

12:15

60 min

Luncheon

14:15

60 min
Patrick Tuason
Case Study

What I Learned From Building and Setting-Up an HR Analytics Team

Patrick Tuason, Manager, HR Reporting & Analytics, Hydro One

  • What I knew from articles and published ‘exciting’ research on best in class vs. my humble real word
  • Being relevant: finding the right focus on what drives value in the organization
  • Profiling your team: they are people too
  • Summary: top learning points (needed skills, technology, executive support and output)
  • How we move forward from here

15:15

15 min

Networking Break

16:30

End of Day One

Day Two : Wednesday, March 25, 2020

08:00

60 min

Registration and Continental Breakfast

09:00

10 min

Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair

09:10

50 min

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

10:00

15 min

Networking Break

10:15

60 min
Susan Hodkinson

The Science of Leadership

Susan Hodkinson, Chief Operating Officer & Human Resources Practice Group Leader, Crowe Soberman LLP

  • Leaders are both born and made. How can we use data driven analysis to select the right leaders at the right time?
  • What metrics can we use to measure the effectiveness of our leaders – beyond the balance sheet?
  • How will AI influence how leaders lead?
  • We now know that the expression “numbers don’t lie” is often inaccurate. How do we ensure that the right data is driving our leaders?

11:15

60 min

Why Employee Voice should be the centre of your People Analytics Strategy

Dalia Kendik, Head of Digital HR, Thomson Reuters

Access to new technology, the changing world of work, and expectations of the modern employee has supported new approaches to the People Analytics function. A critical and overlooked component of People Analytics is also changing the approach on how companies hear the voice of employees to offer actionable insights and results. In the session, you will learn:

  • Why improving your Employee Voice strategy supports your People Analytics efforts
  • New trends in Employee Voice and how to activate it in your organization
  • The positive impacts of having a high employee voice organization

Learn how activating new trends in Employee Voice offers a positive impact on the People Analytics journey and organizational success

 

12:15

60 min

Luncheon

14:15

60 min

Evidence-based HR: Using People Analytics to drive People Strategy

Priyanka Khosla, People Analytics & Strategic Workforce Planning Specialist, Sobeys

  • With continuous advances and increased deployment of technology solutions, leaders have never had so much data about their workforce; however, many organizations still make key decisions about their workforce based on instinct and intuition. People analytics helps leaders unlock the power of data – increasing rigor, reducing bias, and improving performance.
  • In this session, Priyanka will share insights on how people analytics can improve the way organizations identify, attract, develop, and retain talent. She will share examples of how people analytics has been used to make data-backed talent decisions and create an impact. You will learn:
  • Examples of how organizations are using People Analytics to drive performance
  • How to tell a story using data so that it creates a business impact

15:15

15 min

Networking Break

15:30

60 min

Improve Leadership Outcomes Using People Analytics and Artificial Intelligence

  • Learn about how leadership and engagement are directly linked to performance 
  • Identify the differences between strong and weak leaders using analytics 
  • Discover how an evidence-based approach can help you create a business case for change
  • Hear about the latest developments and support you need to drive business value 
  • Understand how research in analytics and AI have been applied to leadership development

16:30

End of Day Two