In advance of his presentation at People Analytics World 2018 in April, Roberto Amatucci shares a few thoughts on his experiences and predictions in HR Analytics...
Roberto is a well-rounded professional with a unique blend of expertise in Information Technology, Human Resources and People Analytics with 15 years of experience across Telecommunications, Manufacturing, Food and Insurance industries.
In his current role, Roberto leverages his experience to design and implement People Analytics solutions that help the Human Resources function to better understand the employee data and adopt fact-based decision making to create more effective people practices.
For how long has your work involved analytics, either directly or in project leadership?
I started working on People Analytics in 2014 at Zurich Insurance.
For how long have you worked in the HR domain?
I have 15 years experience in Human Resources, predominantly in HRIT.
How well do you feel People Analytics is progressing?
It's progressing well in my opinion. When I started in 2014, the idea of using People Analytics to support decision making and create value for the business was very new and not fully understood and valued by the HR Leadership Team and the Management. After four years, this idea is well accepted and they have great expectation from the People Analytics team.
What have been the greatest challenges that you've faced within People Analytics?
The main challenge is the ability to merge people and business data. HR systems and Business systems do not share the same unique identifier and this translates into big reconciliation activities that take a lot of time to be executed. It also makes it more complex to operationalize and automatize People Analytics solutions.
What are your predictions for 2018 and beyond? Where are things heading?
Big players like Workday and SAP will embed meaningful People Analytics solutions in their HR software, specifically in two main areas - turnover and recruiting. This will make People Analytics more accessible to a greater audience.