In advance of his presentation at People Analytics World 2018 in April, Michael Tocci shares a few thoughts on his experiences and predictions in HR Analytics...
Michael Tocci is the Global Leader for Talent Operations, Analytics, and Insights with P&G's Talent Practice. His experience revolves around leading strategy and projects that facilitate and enable data-based decision making in HR to drive business value. As a result of this work, Michael has enabled and facilitated talent decisions that have saved $10's of millions on an annual basis, achieve diversity targets, and more efficiently utilise resources and programs to name a few.
Michael holds a PhD focused in Industrial and Organisational Psychology from Florida Institute of Technology.
For how long has your work involved analytics, either directly or in project leadership?
For how long have you worked in the HR domain?
How well do you feel People Analytics is progressing?
I feel people analytics is progressing extremely quickly but in an unfocused, scattered manner. I believe there is still much work to be done to get PA into the right places adding the right kind of value.
What have been the greatest challenges that you've faced within People Analytics?
Building the capability of our HR generalists and leaders to be better equipped in utilising data to enhance people decisions in organisations.
What are your predictions for 2018 and beyond? Where are things heading?
I see a couple things happening in the near and far future. In the short-term, I think advancements in technology and the exponential growth of data will create more tools than ever to enable data-based decisions in HR. However, it's not until our entire HR community is brought up to speed in how to think about and utilise data in the right ways that we will truly realise the value of People Analytics. This unfortunately I don't see happening in the near future.