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Mission Critical HR Analytics 2018

5 September @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

£449.00 – £499.00

Hilton Hotel, Canary Wharf


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Unlock the hidden potential of HR analytics!

In the 2018 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends Survey, the number of respondents who viewed people analytics as important for their organisation rose to an all-time high of 85 percent. However, only 42 percent of respondents saw their business as ready for this new age of 'people data'. At the same time, recent high profile data breaches have caused growing concerns about data protection, forcing HR professionals to re-examine their data management and confront employees' demands for transparency.

This conference will explore these new trends in HR analytics and show how industry leaders have harnessed the power of HR analytics for their businesses. It will offer insights into:

  • How HR professionals can use analytics to add value to their organisation despite tight budgets and limited time
  • The secrets for success in building and developing effective HR analytics teams
  • Best practice for sourcing, storing and maintaining data in the light of GDPR and rising demands for data protection
  • How to gain executive support
  • How to use HR analytics tools to drive business strategy
  • How to utilise analytics in a way that delivers tangible results but also champions integrity and transparency

The conference will offer case studies and practical examples, equipping participants with tangible lessons for their own HR analytics journey. Sessions throughout the day will explore the use of metrics for purposes such as monitoring staff turnover, improving employee engagement or streamlining talent acquisition. You will have the chance to discuss current issues and practical problems with HR analytics experts and engage in interactive knowledge share sessions. There will also be plenty of opportunities for networking with colleagues and leading professionals.

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09:00 Coffee and Registration
09:30 Chair's opening remarks

Professor Andy Charlwood, Professor in Human Resource Management, Leeds University Business School

09:45 The Goal and the Reality – How Do We Move towards Evidence-Based HR?

  • How to develop a sustainable analytics function for a large public-sector employer
  • Using data to power workforce planning in a complex organisation
  • Developing an audience and garnering support within a closely regulated institutional framework

Antony Williamson, Head of Workforce Systems, NHS England

10:10 Creating a Culture of Curiosity: How to Use Predictive Analysis to Deliver Actionable and Relevant Insights

  • How to move from historical data analysis to predictive analysis
  • Building credibility for analytics and preventing numerical refute
  • Reconciling the need for immediate results with long-term goals
  • Using predictive analysis to deliver a real business impact for senior executives and their decision making

Elaine Mahon, Head of People Analytics, Office for National Statistics

10:35  Questions and discussion with speakers
10:45 Panel discussion

Big data, good data: what is best practice for collecting and storing data?

  • Different types of data and how to collect them
  • Checking data quality and ensuring data remains up to date security
  • Ensuring transparency and integrity when using employee data

Kerry Dorfer, Workday Change Management Lead, Dentsu Aegis Network

Ioannis Nerantzakis, HR Data Analyst, Lloyd's Register

Professor Andy Charlwood, Professor in Human Resource Management, Leeds University Business School

11:10 Refreshments and networking
11:30 The Evolution of People Analytics at Atos

  • How to build an analytics team and develop a roadmap for success
  • Getting started with analytics and delivering first business insights
  • Bringing in the skills and expertise needed to carry out analytics work
  • Using predictive analytics and scenario planning to drive business strategy

Cheryl Allen, Head of HR Analytics, Atos

11:55 Business case study - speaker to be announced soon


12:20 Questions and discussion with speakers
12:30 Lunch and networking
13:30 Knowledge-share networking session 

Roundtable discussions with your peers to share solutions to key challenges in HR analytics 

14:00 STREAM A - Getting HR Analytics off the Ground

Six Steps to Enlightenment (for HR Analysts): Lessons Learned from a Career in HR Analytics

  • Step by step guide on how to get started with HR analytics
  • Getting organised and setting the right priorities for data collection and analysis
  • Achieving first tangible results that add value to the business

Ross Watkins, People Analytics & Reporting Manager, EDF Energy

14:00 STREAM B - Advanced & Talent Analytics

Psychometrics and Data-Driven Recruitment – Comparing and Evaluating Established vs “Disruptor” Assessment Vendors

  • How to choose and implement third-party assessments – insights from current corporate experience, the British Psychological Society test review team and former life as a test publisher 
  • How to see through the marketing hype to compare established vendors with those which typically differentiate through the use of GBA/AI/machine learning technology
  • Experiences from three pilots with disruptor vendors conducted by Citi Campus Recruiting in the USA

Ian Newcombe, Global Assessment Manager, Citi

14:25 The Art of Herding Cats: How to Engage Disparate and Diverse Stakeholders with Workforce Analytics 

  • Insights into sharing workforce data across all 33 councils in London
  • How to get stakeholders in remote teams and disparate regions to engage with your data
  • Hints and tips for how to engage your clients and make your data come alive

Mark Porter, Head of HR Operations at oneSource and Chair of the London Councils Workforce Planning Group

14:25 Automation and People Data: Recruiting Analytics at McKinsey & Company

  • Data-driven solutions for recruitment and talent management in a large organisation
  • How to automate data collection and delivery with self-serve to save time and resources in HR
  • Utilising analytics to drive decision-making in the business

Dillon Nagle, Recruiting Analytics Manager, McKinsey & Company

14:50 Questions and discussion with speakers 14:50 Questions and discussion with speakers
15:00 Refreshments and networking
15:20 What's the Story? Ensuring Your Business Understand HR Analytics

  • How to integrate storytelling with HR analytics
  • Tell a compelling story to create impactful analytics your business will understand
  • Build an effective relationship with HR and the wider business
  • Simple takeaways to improve your delivery of HR insights

Sunil Kaushal, HR Analytics & Talent Specialist with experience at HSBC, Barclays, Deloitte and Goldman Sachs

15:45 Business Intelligence and the Importance of Effective Data Visualisation for HR Insight

  • How to apply the principles of effective data visualisation when communicating your data story
  • How the Business Intelligence team work in partnership with HR to develop HR analytics reports at the University of Exeter
  • Overview of the design process for developing our ‘People Report’

Dan Isaac, Business Intelligence Officer, University of Exeter

16:10 Questions and discussion with speakers
16:20 Chair's closing remarks and end of conference


Some of the experts speaking at this event include...

CHAIR- Andy Charlwood, Professor of Human Resources, Leeds University Business School

Andy Charlwood is professor of human resource management and head of the work and employment relations division at Leeds University Business School. He has previously held academic positions at the universities of Loughborough, York, Warwick and Kent.

He is co-founder of the HR Analytics Thinktank – a university-industry collaboration that conducts research to better understand how the field of HR analytics is developing, drawing on the insights of a network of practitioners who are interested in participating in and learning from the research. He is currently working on HR analytics projects modelling relationships between workforce, care quality and productivity with a care home provider and an acute hospital trust.

Elaine Mahon, Head of People Analytics, Office for National Statistics

Having completed a Masters in Occupational Psychology, and gaining CIPD accreditation, Elaine is passionate about the development of people within organisations. In both the healthcare sector and in the capacity of an HR professional, she has spent seven years applying psychological theory to practice, while more recently her focus has been on the use of data analytics to drive initiatives forward and enable a high performing organisational culture. 

In her current role, Elaine leads a team that conducts advanced analysis of internal people data which is paving the road to enhanced decision making.  The team undertakes predictive analysis on a range of people factors, such as employee engagement, performance, attendance and more to inform prescriptive interventions that enable more focussed leadership, particularly during times of change. 

Cheryl Allen, Head of HR Analytics, Atos

Cheryl is a highly experienced and credible HR professional with over 17 years experience across the full spectrum of HR. 

In her current role at Atos, she is building an HR analytics capability within the HR function to help drive transformation and change and ensure the organisation can give insight and prediction to help really inform and drive better business decisions. At the conference, Cheryl will be sharing the analytics journey at Atos.


Kerry Dorfer, Workday Change Management Lead, Dentsu Aegis Network

With a strong background in resourcing, management and projects, Kerry is passionate about building up the adoption of change and talent profiles within organisations. She brings to this conference her extensive experience in different HR and consulting roles as well as her interest in data systems and data integration.

Sunil Kaushal, HR Analytics & Talent Specialist

Sunil Kaushal is an HR thought leader and former HR analytics specialist in investment banking with experience at Goldman Sachs, Barclays, HSBC and Deloitte.

From embedding effective HR Analytics into HR business partner teams and talent development & diversity functions, Sunil Kaushal has delivered impactful HR analytics through developing effective cross-functional HR relationships and enhancing HR analytics storytelling.

Ross Watkins, People Analytics & Reporting Manager, EDF Energy

Ross Watkins is an experienced HR Data and Analytics manager with a 20+ year history of working in multiple industries.

In addition to data and analytics, he has experience working in and supporting talent management, recruitment, performance management, training and personnel management/administration.

Ross is currently the People Analytics and Reporting Manager at EDF Energy where the organisation has embarked on a transition from provision of numerous lists in excel through to reporting and analytics.

Dillon Nagle, Manager of Recruiting Analytics, McKinsey and Company

Dillon Nagle currently leads McKinsey’s Recruiting Analytics team within the global People Analytics and People Measurement function. 

With an educational background in psychology, and nearly 15 years working experience in Recruiting and Human Resources Analytic functions, Dillon has been involved in the regular production of Talent Analytics for McKinsey leadership.

His current working interests are focused on utilising platforms such as R and SQL to provide self-serve Analytics to impact broader people interest groups within McKinsey.

Ioannis Nerantzakis, Data Analyst, Lloyd's Register

Ioannis Nerantzakis is HR Data Analyst at Lloyds Register, one of the world’s leading providers of professional services for engineering and technology.

Having completed his BSc in Statistics, Ioannis went on to obtain an MSc in HRM and Business, a Level 7 CIPD Qualification and a BPS certification as an Occupational Test User. His HR Analytics journey began by putting in place an analytical capability for HR managers and stakeholders and, following a Project Management qualification, he managed HR projects in relation to Data Integrity, GDPR and Gender Pay Gap.

At Lloyds Register, his focus lies on the utilisation of Success Factors Reporting, Data Quality and launching SAP Analytics Cloud.


Antony Williamson, Head of Workforce Systems, NHS England

Antony is a Workforce Planning & Management specialist with extensive cross-sector experience. At NHS England, he acts as the Lead for People & OD Systems and People Analytics, incl. HR, Payroll, expenses, Talent Management, Establishment Control, Change, LMS and OD.

His role is to assure the systems, drive their performance and the quality of information held, to develop future systems strategy in pursuit of the People & OD Strategy, and to support the organisation's understanding and development of its workforce.

Ian Newcombe, Global Assessment Manager, Citi

Ian joined Citigroup in June 2013 as Global Assessment Manager, in charge of strategy, policy, and process for the use of selection assessments globally. Prior to Citi, he spent four years in similar roles at RBS and worked for fifteen years in a number of senior Industrial Psychology roles in consultancies including Kenexa/IBM, Cubiks and SHL.

An Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and a Chartered Scientist, he is also a member of the BPS's Test Review Committee. He has co-authored two books aimed at providing applicants with the advice they need to perform to the best of their ability on psychometric tests.

Dan Isaac, Business Intelligence Officer, University of Exeter

Dan’s role as a Business Intelligence Officer involves identifying strategic business questions and then using Business Intelligence practices and software to develop the reports which answer those questions. His recent focus has been to work with the University of Exeter’s People Services team to deliver on their requirements for HR reporting and analytics.

In addition to, Dan is a data visualisation specialist and trainer with a particular focus on the importance of presenting data in the manner which most effectively communicates its story. He has been delivering data visualisation training for University of Exeter staff since 2013 and has recently started offering this workshop more widely.

Dan is also a chartered certified accountant (FCCA) with a background in supporting and developing enterprise planning solutions and financial management reporting.


Mark Porter, Manager, Corporate Workforce Strategy, London Borough of Havering

Mark is the Operational HR Manager for oneSource, a unique partnership working arrangement between the London Boroughs of Havering and Newham.

He manages a multidisciplinary team across both boroughs. He is also the Chair of the pan London Workforce Planning Group which provides advice and guidance to all London boroughs on human capital metrics and how best they can be used in organisations.

Mark has extensive experience of working within the HR field and also as a manager which gives him the unique ability to understand how managers think and what they want from an HR team to run their business.

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5 September
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
£449.00 – £499.00
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Hilton Hotel, Canary Wharf, London
South Quay, Marsh Wall
London, E14 9SH United Kingdom


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020 7231 5100