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Mission Critical HR Analytics 2015

Thursday, 2 July 2015 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

£349.00 – £399.00
Mission Critical HR Analytics

Mission Critical HR Analytics 2015

July 2 @ 9:30 am- 4:30 pm

The Kensington Close Hotel, London

Drive your organisation forward through data driven HR

Mission Critical HR Analytics

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Learn to optimise HR processes and workforce planning through analytical analysis

SummaryWhat You'll LearnWho's it ForSponsorsA Message from the Producer

New EventImprove your HR and workforce planning strategy:

HR analytics is critical for all organisations to understand their current and future workforce needs and to identify where and what action needs to be taken. Analytics should be applied to all areas of the business including engagement, wellbeing and succession planning.

In order for HR to become more strategic, make strategic decisions and directly influence business performance we need to stop simply using data to report and move forward to predictive analysis.

This conference will bring together a range of HR and analytics experts who will share real world experience and the latest development in using HR metrics.

Mission Critical HR AnalyticsThis event will provide you with practical advice on delivering data-driven HR in order to create a leading edge HR function that uses data to predict and plan HR strategy.

Our HR Analytics 2015 Conference will help you:


  • Move data from simple record keeping to predictive analytics
  • Understand what will have the biggest influence on performance
  • Model, predict and improve performance, attrition, engagement and organisation effectiveness
  • Combine analytics and human judgement
  • Use analytics to demonstrate future performance and talent needs
  • Identify what to measure and what systems to use
  • Make reporting and decisions impactful

Our HR Analytics Conference 2015 will appeal to HR professional involved in:


  • HR strategy and management of an HR function
  • HR analytics
  • Workforce planning
  • Talent management
  • HR operations
  • Workforce metrics
  • Recruitment
  • Learning & development

Event Sponsors

Information for potential sponsors

If your organisation would be interested in promoting itself through the wide variety of exhibitions, sponsorship and marketing opportunities available at this event, please visit our sponsorship page here or contact customer services at sales@symposium-events.co.uk or 020 7231 5100.

Hayley GriffinWe are delighted to announce our new conference for 2015… The HR Analytics conference will examine the latest innovations in HR anayltics and metrics looking particularly at predictive HR.

Hayley Griffin
Conference Producer

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Programme for Mission Critical HR Analytics 2015:


09:00  Coffee and registration

Chair’s opening remarks

Peter Reilly, Principal Associate, Institute for Employment Studies

Creating better insight, hindsight and foresight

  • Aligning HR with business drivers
  • Creating a consistent approach and a clear set of MI
  • Remodelling and upskilling the HR function
Paul Smith, HR Director, LV=

Strategic workforce planning

  • Why strategic workforce planning is the way to become your CEOs best friend
  • Why it is that HR struggles with strategic workforce planning
  • What HR should be doing to be effective in this space
Prof Nick Kemsley, Co-Director, Centre for HR Excellence, Henley Business School

Questions and discussion with speakers

10:50   Refreshments and networking

Using analytics to build future capability

  • Using the analytics process to think about the business, roles and needs
  • Examining the talent capability review process
  • Underpinning conversations with technology
  • Overcoming challenges and problem solving
Jo Taylor, Former Director of Talent Management, TalkTalk

Beginners guide to HR analytics

  • Implementing a successful HR analytics function
  • Designing your HR data strategy
  • Collaborating with the right people
  • Guide to HR technology
Mark Porter, Manager, Corporate Workforce Strategy, London Borough of Havering

Understanding engagement and employee sentiment

  • Evidence based engagement – what do we know and what can we find out?
  • Traditional and more modern survey approaches
  • Expanding out of the engagement box – other things we should want to know about our people
Jon Ingham, Human Resources and OD Consultant, Strategic Human Capital Management

Enhancing HR capability for better analytics

  • Ensuring HR become more business focused
  • What skills do you need
  • Training HR business partners, managers and analysts
  • Finding the right skills in-house
Neil Parkinson, Senior Specialist, HR Analytics, Diageo

Questions and discussion with speakers


Questions and discussion with speakers

12:30   Lunch and networking

Knowledge share networking session

On your round table groups discuss your top 5 tips for HR analytics


Combining HR big data and human behaviour to support talent and performance needs

  • Changing behaviour through self-awareness
  • Analytics and the power of the crowd to mitigate biases and make better talent decisions
  • Less ‘self’ and more ‘us’ in performance management
  • Enabling technologies
James Rule, Director, HR Innovation & Effectiveness, Thomson Reuters

Move from diagnostic to predictive analytics

  • Analytics, so what? Asking the right questions and using the results
  • Collecting, communicating and reporting the right data
  • Gaining buy-in from the leadership teams
Jo Roger, Head of Organisational Effectiveness, Tesco Bank

Examining where HR analytics add value

  • Getting investment for data driven HR
  • Building the business case
  • Embedding cost effective analytics that adds value
  • Proving the value of HR to the whole organisation
Peter Frampton, Co-Head HR Reporting & Analytics, UBS

Questions and discussion with speakers


Chair’s closing remarks and end of conference

15:40 Refreshments and networking


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 Expert speakers at this event:

 Peter Reilly

Peter Reilly, Principal Associate, Institute for Employment Studies

Conference chair, Peter Reilly is a principal associate at the Institute for Employment Studies. He joined IES in 1995 after a 16 year career with Shell where he held various HR posts in the UK and abroad including both generalist jobs (eg as Personnel Manager for Shell UK’s Information and Computing division) and specialist roles (eg in compensation and benefits, recruitment and career development, and industrial relations). At the Institute he leads its work on the HR function and significantly contributes to the Reward and Performance Management theme. He has given consultancy support to organisations on issues in this area and is a regular speaker and commentator.

 Peter Reilly

Neil Parkinson, Senior Specialist, HR Analytics, Diageo

Neil received his degree from Leeds Metropolitan University in 1994. After gaining experience across a number of roles he embarked on a career in recruitment/HR analysis.  After successfully implementing a culture of data led decision making across two recruitment advertising agencies he moved to BSkyB to set up a new reporting function.

Neil set up his own consultancy in 2012 to help clients bring their data to life. He has worked on developing strategic KPIs, designing dashboards and enhancing in-house analysis capability. At Diageo he facilitates organisation effectiveness through the interpretation and presentation of HR data.

He shares his analysis thoughts via his blog, attends the gym and travels regularly around the world.

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Prof. Nick Kemsley, Co-Director, Centre for HR Excellence, Henley Business School

Nick is a highly experienced HR practitioner, and has had led organisational development, resourcing, talent & leadership, performance and L&D functions in a number of major businesses (Travelport, Prudential, Mars and BOC/Linde Group). In a corporate career to Group Vice-President level, Nick has worked across six different industry sectors at local , regional and global levels. An engineer by qualification, he spent the first years of his career engaged in design engineering, programme management and capital investment for world-class businesses such as GE, Alstom and Rolls-Royce Aerospace.

Nick has leveraged his eclectic sector and functional career to build an industry reputation as someone who challenges both HR and the wider business to think differently and as a creator of innovative thinking in the organisational arena. He works with Boards and HR functions on a broad range of topics including organisational capability and risk, strategy, workforce planning and HR effectiveness. He frequently speaks and writes on the subject and delivers open and bespoke development programmes for Henley. As Co-Director of the Henley Centre for HR Excellence he contributes to its research and activities for members as well as inputting to the design and delivery of bespoke Henley programmes for corporate clients. He was awarded a Visiting Professorship in 2014.

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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.

He is passionate about the importance of using good data to tell an organisation’s ‘story’ and inform strategies – but not to the point of being a geek about it !

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Paul Smith, HR Director, LV=

Paul has worked in HR for 20 years across various business sectors including logistics and distribution, construction, pharmaceuticals and financial services. Paul is currently the HR Director for LV= General Insurance responsible for the people strategy and delivery across the organisation.


Jo Taylor, Former Director of Talent Management, TalkTalk

Jo is an experienced & innovative leader and manager in the creative & technology sector. She believes that talent drives businesses, that by throwing away conventional scripts we can create environments that deliver behavioural innovation for business, the UK and the wider world. She wants to create legacies for businesses that deliver commercial, cultural and behavioural change.

Jo is Director of Talent Management for TalkTalk Group. She is responsible for driving an ambitious, innovative talent strategy. Her ambition is to empower people to take responsibility for their learning to make TalkTalk a brighter place to work for everyone – fulfilling theirs and others dreams and ambitions. She is currently creating a distinct employer brand proposition which plans for future business growth, driving a culture of innovation & risk which allows TalkTalk to be more opportunistic about where and how they develop their talent.

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Jo Roger, Head of Organisational Effectiveness, Tesco Bank

Jo has worked in IT and technical environments for most of my career, starting in the motor engineering industry working across Europe, then with Oracle Consulting in Scotland and later HBOS, managing all resource and talent planning and the offshore and external sourcing for IT.  All of Jo’s roles have been people-based but with a strong focus on using data and insight to drive effectiveness. She joined Tesco Bank in early 2009, shortly after the Tesco buyout from RBS.  We sat in a rented office, on our own laptops and mobile phones and worked out how to build the functions to support a full scale bank.  After a number of roles ranging from managing recruitment, organisational design, talent and MI, Jo now heads up the organisational effectiveness team, looking after all aspects of people strategy, planning, analytics and change


James Rule, Director, HR Innovation & Effectiveness, Thomson Reuters

James Rule is an HR leader with over 15 years’ experience in both technology and non-technology roles.  He is fascinated with human behaviour and what can be done with and without technology to help people become even more effective.

At Thomson Reuters he heads up HR Innovation and is currently looking to adapt performance and talent management so that they have a greater grounding in neuroscience and better utilise of the power of the crowd.

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Peter Frampton, Co-Head HR Reporting & Analytics, UBS

Peter Frampton is the Co-head of HR Reporting & Analytics (R&A) for UBS with direct responsibility for the analyst and insight teams. He sits on the HR Service Delivery (HR SD) Management Team and has dual-hatted responsibility as the HR SD Lead for global asset management.

Over the last two years Peter has worked with his fellow Co-Head, Steve Bailey, on transforming the R&A function to increase significantly the efficiency of lower value reporting whilst enhancing the effectiveness of our business-focused value add analytics. This includes the creation of the insights team, which focuses on big data, predictive and advanced analytics.

Prior to that Peter worked in a variety of roles across investment banking Operations and middle office for several European and American banks and brokers, as well as roles in accountancy and at an internet start-up.

Jon Ingham

Jon Ingham, Human Resources and OD Consultant, Strategic Human Capital Management

Jon Ingham is an independent strategic people management and organisation development consultant. He regularly speaks and provides training in Europe, the US, the Middle East and Asia and has also lectured in strategic management, change management and human resources on executive MBA courses in both West and East Europe.

Jon is also the author of ‘Strategic HCM: Creating Value through People’ (2006) and is currently completing a second book called ‘Social Advantage’. He also posts regularly to blogs with the same titles and has recently been recognised as the top global online influencer in talent management.

Currently working with Strategic Dynamics, Jon was previously with Director of Human Capital Consulting, Europe for Buck Consultants / ACS and as Head of HR Consulting for Penna. Before this he worked as an International HR Director for Ernst & Young, and before that as an IT then change management consultant for Andersen Consulting.


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Frequently asked questions

Conference Attendee Questions

Will I get the event presentations?


Download detailed instructions here.

For environmental reasons, we do not print conference presentations.  They become available as a download in your account on this site, shortly before the event.

When your order is completed online, an account it automatically created for you.

Please remember the account login and password you created during the event registration process.  You will need this to access the presentations.

The event presentations are added to this account shortly before the seminar and can then be downloaded. We will notify you when they are available.



In order for people to get the presentations they have to download them from an account on this website. 

If you made the booking, you can download them for your colleague as you already have an account – or they can create their own account.

To create an account, the attendee will need to purchase the documentation directly from the site.  Don’t worry – we will email them a “Coupon Code” to input which makes the purchase free of charge. 

Normally we email all attendees to notify them when the documentation is available online about one week before the event.  We include account set up instructions and the Coupon Code with that email. 



You can find the LOST PASSWORD screen under “MY ACCOUNT” on the top menu of our site or by clicking HERE.


What food and refreshments are provided?

Generally coffee and light refreshments are available on arrival and at tea and coffee breaks throughout the day.  The times of these are made clear in the event programme.

Lunch is served on full day events.  We arrange a buffet with a selection of options to accommodate different dietary requirements, but if you have specific needs please feel free add this on the ‘additional information’ section of the online booking for or to email us.  Contact us here.

I have a discount code – how do I claim it?

If you have been sent a discount or special offer ‘coupon code’ this can be entered in the shopping cart while booking and your discount will be applied to your purchase.

I have a ‘ticket’ email but it does not say the right delegate names?

Don’t worry.  You don’t need the ‘ticket’, it’s just produced by the booking software to confirm the order.  

If you added delegate details on the booking form when you completed your order or told us by phone or email the names of the attendees, these people will be registered and do not need to bring the ‘ticket’.


I am a supplier or consultant, can I attend?

Sorry, but suppliers may not attend as delegates.

We do allow a strictly limited number of suppliers to exhibit.  Further exhibitor information can be found here or by calling our sales team on 020 7231 5100.

How do I pay? Can I have an invoice? Can I pay with a credit card?

Payment can be made by credit card when you book, or you can specify cheque, bank transfer or invoice etc. once you complete the registration form.

An invoice or receipt is automatically sent once booking is completed online.

For cheque and BACS payments, our account details can be downloaded here.

Credit card details can be taken by telephone, please call our account department on +44 (0)20 7231 5100. We do not store any credit card details used for payment.

Online credit card payments are transacted via Paypal – you do not need a Paypal account to use this facility.

How do I book an event?

You can book online
Simply scroll down the page to the “Tickets” section. Select the number of places you wish to book and then click “Add to Cart”. You will then be taken to the shopping cart where you can confirm your purchase details, enter any discount or special offer coupon codes you may have, and arrange payment.

You can book by telephone
Simply call us on 020 7231 5100.

Event Date Changes

Changes are sometimes needed due to circumstances beyond our control such as trainers being ill, poor weather and so on.  In the very rare circumstances that we need to change the date for an event we will automatically offer you a place on the next available event date.  If this is not suitable for you we will refund your booking fee.

We cannot accept liability for travel and accommodation costs and strongly advise you not to book cheap ‘non-refundable / no change’ tickets and to check your insurance covers travel and accommodation in these circumstances.

Can you recommend a hotel near the venue?

Yes! Some of our events are actually held at hotels, but not all of them, so we have put together a page to help you find a suitable hotel near all of our main venues.

Can I cancel my booking or transfer to another event?

Please see our full terms and conditions here .

  • Cancellations can be made up to one month before the event. Cancellations must be confirmed in writing and will be subject to a cancellation charge of £100 + VAT.
  • Cancellations at less than one month from the event date are be subject to full payment.
  • Substitutions may be made at any date and are subject to a £100 + VAT administration fee.
  • Non-payment or non-attendance does not constitute a cancellation.
  • If you want to change to another course date, or different event, we will do our best to accommodate your request, but we reserve the right to refuse changes. Any changes are subject to a £100 + VAT administration fee.

Conference DocumentationCan’t Attend? Buy the Presentations

You can purchase the event documentation, including the presentations, in a pdf format. Please use the link here (attendees receive a copy of the presentations).

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Mission Critical HR Analytics Conference 2015 - Standard Rate
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£ 399.00
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Discounted rate for registered charities.
£ 349.00


Thursday, 2 July 2015
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