Using data to drive measurable business outcomes and preparing the workforce to be important participants in driving the strategy and sustainability of an organization are today’s keys to success. This course will provide a hands-on guide for designing data-driven people strategies that can act as catalysts for change and transformation. Human Resources professionals will gain an overall understanding of the field of data analytics as it pertains to people practices. In addition, information will be provided to motivate and inspire leaders to combine the power of data and analytics with their own expertise, thus enabling the more effective use of an organization’s most precious resources: people’s time and energy.
The four stages of analytics will be discussed, common pitfalls of people analytics programs, how to find and use data, winning support for a people analytics program, diagnosing what has happened, predicting success, and proscribing change based on data not intuition.
Presented by David Swanson, DavidSwansonHR
David Swanson has more than thirty years of human resource management experience. He was most recently executive vice president of human resources for SAP SuccessFactors, partnering with the company’s sales organization to showcase how SAP is using SAP HR. Prior to that, he served as chief human resources officer for SAP North America and global head of HR for SAP’s products and innovation organization, where he delivered the people strategy to drive business performance.
Swanson recently published The Data Driven Leader, a book that presents a powerful approach to delivering measurable business impact through people analytics through Wiley and Sons.
In addition, he has held executive human resources positions at a number of technology companies, supporting global development, marketing, sales and service organizations. Swanson is a keynote speaker and panelist on the future of HR, focusing on how HR can impact business through analytics and big data.
He actively supports the human resources community as the current President and Board Member of the Bay Area Human Resources Executive Council (BAHREC) a SHRM Affiliate Chapter and a regular presenter and facilitator with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Northern California Human Resources Association (NCHRA).
Swanson has served on the innovation advisory board of the HULT International Business School and an adjunct lecturer with the University of California, Santa Cruz Extension.
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