Presenters: Alexis Fink, Intel; Wayne Cascio, University of Colorado Denver
Coordinator: Kelsey Kline, Intel
Abstract: Learn how, where, and why to apply data to talent decisions in organizations. Organizations of all types and sizes are now using data, with variable levels of sophistication, to make HR and talent decisions. This session will review the breadth of decisions where data can help, as well as diving deeply into software-enabled case examples.
Full Description: Increasingly, organizations large and small are investing in data-driven HR decisions. This workshop will help participants identify problems that matter within their organizations, such as improving selection, reducing attrition, and making smart investments in engagement and work-life programs. Participants will use web-based tools to explore the impact of various approaches to common organizational challenges and learn to evaluate the effectiveness, efficiency, and impact of interventions that deliver business and financial results.
Intended Audience: Introductory/Intermediate:
- I-O Consultants and Internal practitioners working in HR organizations
- Early to mid-career professionals
- Identify and describe a wide range of analytical opportunities applied to selection improvement and attrition reduction.
- Apply analytical methods to talent challenges such as engagement and work-life programs.
- Demonstrate how to use and apply core talent analyses through web-based tools to deliver business value including efficiency, effectiveness, and intervention impacts.
Social Media Statement: This workshop will help internal HR practitioners use data to solve talent problems that matter to their organizations.
Alexis A. Fink, PhD., has spent two decades leading Talent Analytics, Talent Management and large scale organizational change teams at leading global organizations, most recently Intel and Microsoft. In her practice, she had addressed leadership assessment and succession planning, sophisticated internal research projects, management development, culture and employee value proposition, employee surveys, acquisition integration, process improvement, and major IT implementations. Across multiple organizations and domain spaces, Alexis has brought a powerful focus on driving efficiency, effectiveness and impact, working integratively with other disciplines to achieve business results. An effective and experienced global organizational leader herself, she has been able to practice what she preaches, building high performance organizations that incorporate professionals from widely diverse backgrounds.
Alexis earned her BA in Psychology at DePauw University, and her MS and PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Old Dominion University. She has served as chair of technical conferences and professional consortia, and is Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. In addition to being a leading practitioner, she has approximately 100 publications and professional presentations, and currently serves as practice editor for Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice.
Wayne F. Cascio is a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Colorado, and he holds the Robert H. Reynolds Chair in Global Leadership at the University of Colorado Denver. He has served as chair of the Society for Human Resource Management Foundation and the Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management, SIOP President, and as a member of the Academy of Management’s Board of Governors. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources, the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association, and the Australian Human Resources Institute.
Professor Cascio received the Distinguished Career award from the HR Division of the Academy of Management in 1999; an honorary doctorate from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, in 2004; and the Michael R. Losey Human Resources Research Award from the Society for Human Resource Management in 2010. In 2013, he received the Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and in 2016, by a vote of 90 countries, he received the George Petitpas [Lifetime Achievement] Award from the World Federation of People Management Associations.
Currently he serves as an editor of the Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS), and from 2007 to 2014 he served as a senior editor of the Journal of World Business. He has consulted with a wide variety of private- and public-sector organizations on six continents, and periodically he testifies as an expert witness in employment discrimination cases. Professor Cascio is an active researcher, writer, and speaker. He has published more than 200 articles and book chapters, and 33 books, including Managing Human Resources (11th ed., 2019), Short Introduction to Strategic Human Resource Management (with John Boudreau, 2012), Investing in People (with John Boudreau and Alexis Fink, 3rd ed., forthcoming), and Applied Psychology in Talent Management (with Herman Aguinis, 8th ed., 2019). He has delivered more than 750 presentations to professional and business audiences worldwide.
Professor Cascio earned his B.A. degree from Holy Cross College, his M.A. degree from Emory University, and his Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Rochester.