Hear Dr. John Boudreau, author of “Transformative HR: How Great Companies Use Evidence-Based Change for Sustainable Advantage” speak on the top 5 principles of evidence-based change for organizations. Dr. Boudreau, joined by Helen Friedman, U.S. East Practice Leader for Towers Watson will discuss the best way to approach your workforce data and how to use it to your advantage.
These 5 principles are imperative for today’s organizations. For most multi-nationals, organizational strategy and workforce planning are driven centrally, then rolled out across divisions and geographies. While organizational planning in one division is difficult enough, rolling it out cohesively across the enterprise or world can be a complicated and challenging initiative. How can it be effective when roles, competencies, and skills are organized under completely different terminology and technology?
The barriers to a successful enterprise-wide initiative center around blending workforce information, understanding the baseline data and establishing a common vocabulary — as well as working through cultural issues. How can an organization break through the differences and align the workforce so it achieves the most important business outcomes?
Historically, HR is known (fairly or unfairly) for its low comfort level with numbers and dollar amounts. Perhaps that is why functions such as Marketing, Sales and Finance have more influence in the executive suite. Now that many CEOs made improving and nurturing their human capital a major priority, the time has come for HR to get serious about analytics. In workforce planning especially, the ability to document, analyze and derive meaningful insight from workforce trends is crucial. How do HR leaders hire, build and retain the necessary skill set within their function?