Ian Bailie

Ian Bailie

Ian Bailie

Senior Director, Global Head Talent Acquisition and People Planning Operations, Cisco Systems

Cisco people analytics

How to Build Traction from your People Analytics

How Cisco is combining internal and external datasets to solve critical Business problems and help HR build its credibility as a strategic partner.

Ian will talk about how Cisco is using People Analytics to help employees, managers, HR and senior leaders make informed decisions using data on a daily basis. Ian will talk about the journey that Cisco is on to ensure that all employees have the right data at their fingertips to help with decisions they need to make at work. This could be as simple as an employee finding a training course or as impactful as a senior leader deciding where to open a new Cisco office. Cisco's approach to people analytics is to ensure that HR data is embedded in decisions made by everyone at the company, not just HR.

The Context

Cisco is transforming and the importance of attracting and retaining talent and new skills is more critical than ever. As the company looks to understand what talent it needs today and in the future, people analytics plays a critical part in ensuring that it can find, attract, develop and retain the best employees to drive its competitive advantage.

The Project

We are using new HR tools and technology, traditional dashboards, internal data, external data and advanced analytics to put the right insights into the right hands at the right time to help make any people decisions at Cisco. Employees are able to find customised recommendations on how to develop, Managers can make better decisions on who to hire and where to find talent and senior leaders have a better idea of performance and engagement across their organisations. All of these insights come from an approach to ensure that data is behind all people decisions at Cisco.

What You Will Learn

Data is at the heart of all people related decisions at Cisco, but this has been achieved with simple analysis and dashboards as well as more complex analytics and advanced HR technology.

Learn how to achieve these same things without an army of data scientists, just a mindset and framework to find a critical business problem and the right data to help find a solution.

Analytics Sophistication

Medium - Advanced

Ian Bailie has 14+ years’+ experience in managing operational effectiveness and enabling strategic transformation within HR.

In his role as the Global Head of Talent Acquisition and People Planning Operations at Cisco, he is responsible for delivering Sourcing, Market Intelligence, Analytics, Program Management, Tools and Systems that enable and transform the planning, attraction and recruitment of talent for tomorrow's Cisco.

Ian is passionate about People Analytics and how to use data and technology to transform the employee experience at Cisco.

Company: Cisco Systems

Industry: Technology

Employees: 72,000

Cisco Systems, Inc. (known as Cisco) is an American multinational technology conglomerate headquartered in San José, California, in the center of Silicon Valley, that develops, manufactures, and sells networking hardware, telecommunications equipment, and other high-technology services and products.

Through its numerous acquired subsidiaries, such as OpenDNS, WebEx, and Jasper, Cisco specializes into specific tech markets, such as Internet of Things (IoT), domain security, and energy management.

Cisco is the largest networking company in the world. The stock was added to the Dow Jones Industrial Average on June 8, 2009, and is also included in the S&P 500 Index, the Russell 1000 Index, NASDAQ-100 Index and the Russell 1000 Growth Stock Index.

Listen to the People Analytics Podcast episode 7, with Ian Bailie and David Green

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