Becky Thielen and Jeremy Tyers of Microsoft HQ join the People Analytics Podcast - a series of lively conversations with leading practitioners, thought leaders and tech pioneers from a variety of backgrounds from around the globe.
Becky Thielen - Director, Global Workforce Data Insights
Jeremy Tyers - Head of International Business Development
Episode 13: How Microsoft Approaches People Analytics: Best Practices & Why Managers Matter
This week, Max speaks with Becky Thielen and Jeremy Tyers from Microsoft. Becky leads the Global Workforce Data Insights organization and Jeremy is the Head of International Business Development, Microsoft Workplace Analytics. Topics covered include:
- How Microsoft uses analytics to transform HR both internally and at its clients
- Where the People Analytics industry is heading
- Competing technologies
- How to measure the impact of managers behaviour on business performance and culture
Becky Thielen leads Microsoft’s Global Workforce Data Insights organisation with the charter of enabling data driven HR decisions to be made across the company. Her team partners directly with senior business and HR leaders to understand and advise on all aspects of the employee life cycle within Microsoft and across the industry. Throughout her 17+ year career, Becky has led multiple talented teams within various HR areas including: data analysis and insights, reporting, strategy, process improvement, technology implementations/integration, and programme management.
Becky’s passion for people analytics grew in the ten years she’s been at Microsoft and in her prior roles at T-Mobile and KPMG Consulting. Becky lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband and three daughters. She is originally from Kentucky and loves going back to her home state as often as possible. When she is not helping drive Microsoft’s data driven culture, Becky is supporting local foster care organisations, or out enjoying daily adventures with her family and friends in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Jeremy Tyers leads international business development initiatives for Workplace Analytics at Microsoft. Throughout his 15 year tenure at Microsoft, he has held a broad series of roles which align with his passion and interest. He has a strong belief that helping corporations around the world transform their businesses and better engage employees is a mission of extreme importance, one that he believes will inject humanity back into the workforce.
Prior to Microsoft, Jeremy held a verity of roles such as currency trader, entrepreneur, and telecom executive. Jeremy spends time between his home in Toronto, Canada and off-grid country property in Western New York. His hope is to do his part in creating a greater global workplace for his three daughters ages 15, 14, 7 to live and work.
Dr Max Blumberg is founder of the Blumberg Partnership, a Top 50 analytics consultancy which provides innovative analytics consultancy to organisations including Nestle, Lloyds Register, the BBC, Rentokil Initial, Barclays Corporate and the CIPD. Max is also a Visiting Researcher at Goldsmiths, University of London, a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.