People Analytics Podcast: Laurence Collins – The Future of Work ¦ TPAP016

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For the #TPAPodcast Season 2 finale, Deloitte’s Global Lead for HR Transformation & Workforce Analytics, Laurence Collins, joins 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.

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Laurence Collins - Global Lead for HR Transformation & Workforce Analytics, Deloitte UK

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David Green - People Analytics Conference Chair; Global Director People Analytics, IBM

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Episode 16: The Role of People Analytics in the Future of Work

David Green chats with Laurence Collins, Global Lead for HR Transformation and Workforce Analytics Consulting at Deloitte, for the final episode of thie season.

As People Analytics gradually becomes part of the workings of HR departments around the world, the concept of decision-making based on employee data has growing implications for people’s working lives.

As co-author the People Analytics chapter in the recent Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends report, Laurence is more in touch than most people with the global strategic direction of analytics in HR. The report is in many ways a go-to point for professionals around the world for learning about the current business landscape and where they stand in relation to other organisations. There are few areas more fast-changing than analytics and data-crunching technology, and the knock-on effect can often be that the long-term questions are sidelined in favour of more immediate operational challenges.

This was a fascinating conversation between two people advising global businesses at the highest level – a great opportunity to hear about opportunities and challenges that are likely to affect all organisations at some point in the future, if not already.

They cover:

  • The main trends in the market
  • The common obstacles that companies typically have to overcome
  • What separates those companies who are successful from those that aren't
  • Innovative projects that are taking place around the world
  • Advice for HR and Analytics leaders on growing their capability
  • The old vs new rules of People Analytics, and recalculating the route (as alluded to in the GHCT Report)
  • AI and cognitive technology, and the likely impact on employee experience
  • The changing expectations of employees
  • Trust and privacy
  • The outlook for People Analytics, and advice for leaders on Digital Transformation.

David Green is a globally recognised and respected influencer, speaker and writer on People Analytics, data-driven HR and the future of work. He was recognised as Best Writer at the 2015 HR Tech Writers’ Awards, as well as being named one of LinkedIn’s 10 Power Profiles for Human Resources in the UK based on his influence on the site in 2015.

David is the regular chair at Tucana People Analytics events, and in the last 12 months has spoken in 20+ cities around the globe including Sydney, London, Paris, Singapore, New York, San Francisco, Mumbai and Helsinki.

David’s role as Global Director, People Analytics at IBM enables him to deliver People Analytics solutions to clients across the full range of IBM’s analytics, data and workforce science solutions. These include employee listening, behavioural and skills assessments, predictive and cognitive analytics solutions and consulting services. David is based in London, but his remit covers the globe.

Laurence Collins is the Partner responsible for People & Workforce Analytics and HR & Technology Advisory Practices in Deloitte, and is one of the global leaders of People Analytics. He has led the development and implementation of cognitive applications across critical people processes such as recruitment, workforce planning and HR operational excellence, and in 2016 he received the MCA Consultant of the Year for his work in the area of People Analytics.

Laurence has been developing and leading workforce analytics solutions for over 20 years, and he has continued to be at the forefront of workforce planning and analytics client delivery. He is currently leading a Deloitte global initiative examining how analytics will drive competitive success for clients in a world dominated by the open talent economy and the mass adoption of cognitive automation.

From predictive people insights start-up founder to Deloitte practice leader for the world’s number one workforce analytics advisory firm, Laurence’s work with clients has always involved the development of new capabilities to ensure that HR fully embraces being data-driven and consequently becoming a strategic partner to the business.