People Want People Analytics, But Have No Idea What it Is

People Want People Analytics, But Have No Idea What it Is

Have you ever worked with people who are scared of numbers but still want them? Steve McDonell jumped into the world of People Analytics after being a CIO for several years. As CIO, his role was to help clients understand the need for people analytics and how to adopt them as a part of their business strategy. In his work he found that there was one common thing amongst the clients, people want people analytics, but they really have no idea what it is or what it means, and in some cases even fear it.

Let’s dive in and learn how we can present People Analytics in a way that is less intimidating and more intuitive.

July 1, 2021

[00:01 – 04:59] Opening Segment

  • Dwight and I welcome and learn more about Steve McDonell
  • Today’s topic – People want People Analytics, but have no idea what it is 

[05:00 – 12:00]  Approaching People Analytics As a CIO in an Organization

  • From IT to leveraging tech to understand a business 
  • You need to be strategic and consultative 
  • Mastering and navigating software to give an extra sense of security 

[12:01 – 17:39] How to Overcome the Biggest Hurdles 

  • Turning information into conversations
  • Crawl, Walk, Run, Fly Model
  • Have a plan in place with the right people 

[17:40 – 29:17] Where to Start; Start Small and Build Up 

  • Everything comes back to people data
  • Education through conversation
  • Figure out the small challenges and make a plan

[29:18 – 32:44] Closing Segment

  • Summary of our conversation and final points

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