Rotman People Analytics
People Analytics makes data a key component of your people strategy
You already know that data can help you make better decisions, but the science of people analytics can seem intimidating. Rotman's People Analytics program is designed to teach people like you how to understand, interpret, and apply data strategically in your organization.
- What makes employee-level data actionable
- How to quantify complex data like language and personality traits
- How to make the leap from statistical insights to organizational change
In just two days, develop the ability to cut through jargon and improve performance. Data and analytics are not a replacement for great management skills – they're complementary tools that can and should be applied to inform decision-making and improve results.
Day 1 Morning: Data to Enable People Analytics
Applications: information systems development, enriched workforce metrics, data mining.
- People analytics for organizational change
- Data you can trust
- Data generation processes—key questions and common pitfalls
- Exploiting underutilized data resources
- Systems for data collection and data integrity
- Quantifying the (previously) unquantifiable
- Natural language analytics
- Human interaction and motion
Day 1 Afternoon: Predicting the Future
Applications: recruitment, turnover, forecasting engagement and management potential.
- Predictive analytics: a gameplan
- Quantifying uncertainty and learning to live with it
- Traditional statistical techniques
- Machine learning & artificial intelligence
Day 2 Morning: Impact Evaluation: Analytics to demonstrate program value
Applications: performance management, process optimization, training impacts, talent retention.
- A scientist’s mindset—cause and effect
- Designing pilot programs for increased analytics insights
- Field experimentation and A/B testing—the returns to randomization
- Retrospective impact evaluation—modern approaches to enduring challenges
- Interpreting statistical program evaluations—questions to ask before making decisions
- ROI for predictive analytics and program evaluation
Day 2 Afternoon: From Insight to Action: Storytelling with People Analytics
Applications: the multifaceted effects of working-from-home, employee wellness programs.
- Skillsets for analytics teams
- ROI for both predictive analytics and program evaluation
- Honest, persuasive data visualization
- Statistical dashboards
- Understand and articulate statistically certainty vs statistical chance
Schedule subject to change.
Our expert faculty have industry experience in advanced analytics for impact evaluation and performance management, making them perfectly positioned to answer your questions, address your specific challenges, and jump-start your organization's People Analytics program. Learn alongside a cohort of professionals across the public and private sectors through case studies, dashboards and more.
From recruiting and talent retention to ensuring employee wellness while working from home, this program will help you apply these tools to make impactful organizational change.
Assistant Professor, Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources and Strategic Management Area
Lead faculty Gregory Distelhorst uses statistical analysis to understand how multinational firms shape labor standards in the developing world through their global supply chains. His industry collaborations include Nike, Gap, Patagonia, and other billion-dollar multinationals in the retail and apparel industries. His published research appears in leading journals in management, industrial relations, and political science. Greg teaches applied analytics and statistical computing for HR professionals in the University of Toronto MIRHR program.
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Each application is reviewed by Rotman's admissions committee to ensure participants have the appropriate academic and work experience.
Participant Notification Process
If space is available and eligibility requirements are met, participants will receive a notice of admission within 10 days of receipt of a completed application and fee deposit.
Payments can be made online. A deposit of 50% of the program fee (or $4,000) is required at time of application. If the full fee is not paid at the time of application, the balance of the program fee is due 30 days after receipt of invoice or 30 days before program start date, whichever is first. Fees will be refunded to those not accepted into the program.
The Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources is home to research on the world of work at the University of Toronto. Its faculty engage with governments and organizations worldwide to create positive outcomes for both workers and organizations.
This program has been approved for 12 CPD hours under Section A of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Log of the Human Resource Professionals Association (HRPA).
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