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Optimising Network Diversity during Remote/Hybrid Working

Optimising Network Diversity during Remote/Hybrid Working

Michael Moon, PhD.

Global Director, Talent Devt. Tech & HR Analytics, Align

Antony Ebelle-ebanda

Talent Insights Lead, Johnson & Johnson

Courtney McMahon

Director Global People Analytics, Colgate-Palmolive

Bennet Voorhees

Associate Director, Data Science, Workforce Analytics, Merck

Brian Wiemhoff

Global HR Analytics Leader, Caterpilar

Optimising Network Diversity during Remote/Hybrid Working

When people are working remotely, their normal networks are disrupted. When you don’t connect face-to-face with the people next to you, who do you connect with? What is the impact on your learning and collaboration, and how does it affect organisational factors like performance and innovation? And what can be done to facilitate more diverse networks when geography is losing its significance?

In this session, recorded live at People Analytics World 2021, Michael Moon hosts a discussion between four different leaders in People Analytics who bring a mix of knowledge of business partnering, consulting, data science and executive leadership.

Key takeaways

  • What do we mean by network diversity?

  • How has the pandemic changed network diversity?

  • Why is this important for business and HR, and for employees/individuals?

  • What role does technology play?

  • What steps can be taken to encourage broader and more diverse networks?

  • What is the outlook beyond the pandemic? How can the gains made in remote networking be maintained?
Panel Network Diversity PAWorld21

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Michael Moon Align Technology

Michael Moon, PhD.

Global Director, Talent Devt. Technology & HR Analytics

Align Technology

Dr. Michael Moon is a human capital management and people analytics expert who specializes in the application of social network theory and technology adoption models to help organizations understand the role they play in organizational and employee wellbeing. Michael has over fifteen years of experience in HR and HR Technology as a practitioner, researcher, analyst and consultant. Michael earned her PhD in Human Capital Management from Bellevue University and her MS in Human Resources from Suffolk University. She currently serves as an Associate Adjunct in Columbia University’s Masters in HCM program.

  • Certificate – People Analytics NYU
  • Named as Top 100 HR Tech Influencers of 2019 by Human Resource Executive®.
Antony Ebelle-ebanda Johnson & Johnson

Antony Ebelle-ebanda

Digital Surgery Integration Lead & Talent Insights

Johnson & Johnson

Dynamic professional with 15+ years of experience delivering HR analytics with timely, accurate, comprehensive, output to achieve business support objectives. Expertise in consulting with partners in HR, finance, and operations regarding workforce trends and opportunities, internal and external market information, compensation and headcount metrics to enable effective workforce decision making. Operate at the highest levels of the organization to understand the company’s HR functions, practices, data systems and technology as well as analytics and reporting. Proven ability to conduct research and integrate analytic best practice, supporting special projects and initiatives across multiple divisions of the organization.

Courtney McMahon Colgate Palmolive

Courtney McMahon

Director, Global Head of People Analytics


Courtney is Director of Global People Analytics at Colgate-Palmolive, a truly global organisation where new technologies are taking center stage.

Her growing team’s responsibilities focus on measurement strategies for culture, DE&I, learning, recruiting, turnover, high potentials, and workforce planning.

Courtney is passionate about making data accessible; upskilling the entire HR organisation in foundational data and analytics is the prerequisite to data accessibility, which is underway in 2021.

Prior to joining Colgate, Courtney held similar roles in People Analytics at AIG and Deloitte. She started her career as a management consultant over 20 years ago.

Courtney holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University.

Bennet Voorhees Merck Workforce Analytics

Bennet Voorhees

Asc. Director, Data Science & Workforce Analytics Lead

Merck / MSD

Bennet Voorhees is the head of data science and China workforce analytics lead in MSD’s workforce analytics team, and an adjunct faculty member in the NYU SPS Human Capital Analytics and Technology Master’s of Science program. Before MSD, he held a variety of people analytics leadership roles, and was a practicing economist and researcher in the US government and International Monetary Fund.

Bran Wiemhoff Caterpillar HR Analytics

Brian Wiemhoff

Global HR Analytics Leader