CCP Spring Meeting 2018

HR Analytics.

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 10:30 to 16:00

The topic of the meeting is HR Analytics. Using data to understand HR practices is not new, but in recent years, the amount of data collected by companies in HR and other areas has increased dramatically. At the same time, a willingness to use data to learn about the business and improve processes has been on the rise. Some companies even have HR Analytics as a strategic focus area.

Despite the increased interest, most companies are still in the HR KPI reporting era. We will use the next CCP meeting to discuss visions for HR Analytics, why it may be strategically important, how it is done internationally - drawing on experiences form the US and Japan - and dive into practical issues pertaining to the implementation of HR Analytics. The aim is to find ways to move beyond reporting.

The first presentation is by Heine Zahll Larsen who is in charge of developing HR Analytics at Danske Bank. Heine will share his vision for HR Analytics in Danske Bank and discuss both options and challenges.

The presentation after lunch is by Torben Andersen. Torben is greatly experienced in HRM and he will share his thoughts on HR Analytics. In particular, he will discuss how companies use HRM and data strategically to advance business performance.

The third presentation is by Takao Kato. Takao has worked extensively in the field of personnel economics and has developed a profound understanding of labor markets around the world. In addition to being a frequent visitor to Denmark and holding a professorship at Colgate University in the US, he is building a network similar to CCP in Japan. I am pleased that Takao will take the time to visit us and share his experiences.

The final presentation is by Anders Frederiksen. The aim of the presentation is to share information about a particular research project we conducted a few years back. The project linked performance to employee careers. In addition to the insights derived from the project, it is interesting because it shows a way to obtain important correlations in HR – correlations that are informative about the business. The hope is, that this and previous presentations will inspire us all to go home and do work, which is beyond simple reporting.


10.30 Arrival

10.45 Welcome by Anders Frederiksen, Aarhus University

11.00 HR Analytics: Motivation and vision, by Heine Zahll Larsen, Danske Bank

11.45 Lunch in Restaurant FUHU at Solbjerg Plads

12.45 Strategic motivations for HR Analytics, by Torben Andersen, Aarhus University

13.30 Quantitative HR in the US and Japan, by Takao Kato, Colgate University

14.15 Coffee break

14.45 Important correlations in HR: A path forward, by Anders Frederiksen, Aarhus University.

15.30 Future CCP activities, by Anders Frederiksen, Aarhus University

15.45 End



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