TPAP005: Building Support for People Analytics – Linda Kennedy

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Episode 5:

Building Support for People Analytics

Getting Off the Ground and Making it Sustainable

 

Weekly discussions with leading practitioners, thought leaders, academics and tech pioneers.

This week, Max Blumberg chats with Linda Kennedy of SIG plc about the challenges that HR faces in launching a sustainable People Analytics initiative.

They discuss challenges and solutions, from gaining support among key partners and building influence around the organisation, to achieving noticeable success for them, and proving the value of HR as a data-driven function of the business.


The People Analytics Podcast provides weekly episodes of lively chat with David Green or Max Blumberg and a variety of HR and Analytics experts and leading practitioners, on all kinds of current and fascinating topics around data-driven HR, workforce planning and new technology.

Building Support for People Analytics

 

A People Analytics project – like any project – that doesn’t have external and senior support is unlikely to get off the ground. It’s essential to identify the key partners and build trust and support around the organisation.

 

Linda Kennedy has worked in senior HR roles in several major organisations, including SIG plc and T-Mobile. She has successfully launched several such initiatives, and is well-versed in the politics and psychology of lobbying, building influence, and convincing others of the actual and potential value of data-driven HR.

 

In this episode, she speaks with Max Blumberg – himself a qualified psychologist – about:

  • Identifying key partners
  • How to get them onside
  • The art and science of lobbying
  • The role of technology in driving change
  • Advice on how to become a more influential player in the organisation.
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Linda Kennedy

Group HR Director, SIG plc

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Max Blumberg

Executive Advisor to CIPD
Founder, Blumberg Partnership

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