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The use of HR analytics to solve workforce issues and improve organisational performance 18_01_17

Date: Wednesday 18th January
Location: The Board Room, Moorfields Eye Hospital Admin Annexe, 2nd Floor, 15 Ebenezer Street, London, N1 7NP
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m 
Registration: From 9:30 a.m. (including tea and coffee)

An action focused workshop for HR and OD practitioners who would like to focus on a particular workforce issue, using HR data analytics. In this session, we plan to look at resourcing, absence and workforce design issues.

Depending on the issues participants bring to the session, groups during the session could work on:

- Longer term OD interventions including workforce design/skill mix based on e-rostering and other data

- Short term response to managing absence through agency, bank etc

- Resourcing strategies to deal with ageing workforce, changing skill requirements and including talent management etc

- Resourcing effectiveness including time to hire, labour markets etc

It is aimed at people who already have a good understanding of using workforce data analytics. 


This workshop aims to support HR and OD professionals to identify how they can use HR data analytics to understand business problems, promote more effective decision making and solve business problems. 

  • What is the business problem you are looking to solve?
  • What sort of data do we need to understand the problem? How do you plan to investigate the problem?
  • How will you present the data effectively to facilitate effective decision making?

This session will therefore help you to become more proactive instead of reactive and to use HR data to influence and gain credibility in business conversations. 

Target Audience 

  • Aimed at HR and OD practitioners who have reasonably good knowledge of using HR data analytics but who have a particular challenge or problem they would like to explore or who would like to increase their confidence in using HR analytics to solve business or organisational problems. 
  • Participants should be already working with the business and be in in a position to use HR data analytics to solve business problems (e.g. HR Business Partners or Heads of Workforce Intelligence)
  • You might also consider coming with a colleague, for example, HR Business Partners could come with your Heads of Workforce Information/Intelligence. 

Booking Instructions

To book on this session, please email with your name, job title and email plus some information on what particular workforce issue you would like to focus where you think using data analytics would be helpful.

Please give details of the issue you are facing and how you would like to use HR data analytics:

During the workshop, participants will form groups around the particular organisational issues you would like to address. We therefore need to know which area you would like to focus on in advance. 


Peter Reilly is a graduate of the universities of Cambridge and Kent in politics and government. He joined the Institute for Employment Studies in 1995 from Shell where he worked in the HR function for 16 years and eight years later became Director HR Research and Consultancy. In May 2014 he resigned to become self-employed whilst continuing his attachment to IES as a Principal Associate.

He still contributes to the workforce planning, reward and HR function work areas giving consultancy support to organisations on these topics, including recent work for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. He is the editor of two guides on how to undertake workforce planning – one for IES and the other for Cambridge Strategy Publications. He also was a major contributor to a recent Ministry of Defence project on HR analytics.

He is a frequent speaker at conferences, seminars and workshops on his areas of expertise. This has included public sector conferences in central and local government, education and health. He is a contributor to various HR networks including SAP and Success Factors; and he also presents to in-company events. Recently he has spoken at and chaired a number of HR analytics conferences.

Source: Institute for Employment Studies 

HR Competencies

The session will address Business Focused at level 3 from our HR Competency Framework. 

Business Focused - "Demonstrates an understanding of the organisation and the wider political and economic environment in which it operates; focuses on effective service delivery, financial and other KPIs and how these relate to the organisation in order to positively impact patient outcomes."

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Date: Wednesday 18th January
Location: The Board Room, Moorfields Eye Hospital Admin Annexe, 2nd Floor, 15 Ebenezer Street, London, N1 7NP
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m 
Registration: From 9:30 a.m. (including tea and coffee)

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We look forward to seeing you at the event.

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Please noteThis is a free event, however we have a £100 cancellation fee if you cancel within 7 days of the event. Please feel free to send a replacement if you can’t come.

18th, January 2017 10:00 AM   through   4:00 PM
15 Ebenezer Street
Moorfields Administration Annex
N1 7NP

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