How must People Analytics Evolve to Stay Effective and Relevant?

This closing panel debate addresses the future of people analytics, exploring the balance between technological innovation and ethical practices, the strategic placement of analytics within organisations for maximum impact, and the evolving role of leadership in an analytics-embedded environment. It also covers the importance of integrated analytics efforts, the necessary skills for future analysts, and the impact of global trends on HR, highlighting the path towards data-driven decision-making and organisational success.
The imperative for HR and People Analytics leaders to engage in a deep, strategic conversation about the future of people analytics is driven by the rapid pace of technological advancement, changing organisational structures, and the evolving landscape of work itself. As businesses navigate these complex dynamics, the ability of people analytics to adapt, innovate, and deliver tangible business value becomes a critical success factor for HR functions and organisations at large.

This session will explore:

  • Innovations in Data Collection and Analysis: Advances in AI, machine learning, and natural language processing, and legal and ethical implications
  • Rethinking the Organisation: How should People Analytics capability be distributed to be most effective in delivering business value, whether from within HR or as part of a different function
  • Leadership in an Analytics-Embedded Organisation: The evolving roles of the HR and People Analytics leaders, and the skills required to lead in an increasingly analytics-embedded organisation
  • Integrated Enterprise Analytics: Working cross-functionally and removing barriers to ensure analytics work is driven by business need at the outset, and that outcomes are actionable and directly contribute to strategic objectives
  • Skills and Competencies for Future Analysts: The evolving skill set required to stay ahead in the field, given the impact of AI and the changing nature of work
  • Emerging Trends and Technologies: The impact of macro trends, changing geopolitics, and other factors shaping the demands on the HR function, and the role that data analytics will play.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the Impact of Technological Advancements: Explore how AI, machine learning, and natural language processing are transforming people analytics and the ethical considerations they entail
  • Evaluate Organisational Placement for People Analytics: Assess the pros and cons of various organisational structures for embedding people analytics to maximise strategic impact and business value
  • Identify Leadership Qualities in an Analytics-Embedded Organisation: Recognise the evolving roles and necessary leadership skills for HR and People Analytics leaders in fostering a data-driven culture and delivering real business value
  • Develop Strategies for Integrated Analytics: Learn to formulate and implement cross-functional strategies that ensure analytics projects are aligned with business needs and contribute to strategic objectives
  • Future-proofing the People Analytics Skill Set: Identify the emerging skills and competencies required for people analytics professionals to stay relevant and effective in the face of technological change and the evolving nature of work
  • Anticipate and Respond to Global Trends: Equip leaders with the foresight to understand how macro trends and changing geopolitics influence the HR function and the strategic role of data analytics in navigating these challenges.