Applying the Future of Work


Ian Bailie will discuss Cisco’s journey towards a more data-driven mindset in HR and how they have scaled this approach globally.
Cisco is able to analyze millions of job postings across sectors and geographies to get a real-time view of the job market and to identify and stay ahead of market trends, including benchmarking their skill profile against key competitors and leveraging market forecasts to flag emerging skills.
The team has built an approach that is proving to be extremely valuable for both internal and external hiring as well as essential to conversations on workforce planning and site strategy.  HR and the Business can access data to understand the skillset of their existing workforce and where they have critical skill gaps, while the external recruitment team is using analytics to build credibility, drive more strategic discussions with their hiring managers and provide snapshots of available talent pools to influence future hiring decisions.
Find out how Cisco, by comparing employees’ existing skills to future needs, is engaging employees through skill and career development options, but also ensuring career and skill pathways are aligned to the company’s strategy and growth.
You will learn:

  • What are the most critical skills and biggest skill gaps in our company?
  • What should our workforce look like in the future?
  • How can we give our employees a way to manage their development and careers, making it easier to find a job internally than externally?


Ian Bailie

Senior Director: People Planning, Analytics and Tools, Cisco Systems