HCM Expert John Boudreau Talks Organizational Planning During Free HCI Webcast on Dec. 14.
For most multi-nationals, organizational strategy and workforce planning are driven centrally, then rolled out across divisions and geographies. While organizational planning in one division is difficult enough, rolling it out cohesively across the enterprise or world can be a complicated and challenging initiative. How can it be effective when roles, competencies, and skills are organized under completely different terminology and technology?
The barriers to a successful enterprise-wide initiative center around blending workforce information, understanding the baseline data and establishing a common vocabulary—as well as working through cultural issues. How can an organization break through the differences and align the workforce so it achieves the most important business outcomes?
The upcoming webcast Worldwide Workforce Planning: Facing the Challenge from Definition to Deployment, presented in partnership with Human Capital Institute, the Global Association for Strategic Talent Management, aims to help answer those questions. It’s part of HCI’s organizational planning track and features renowned HCM maven John Boudreau.
Presented by: HCI, HumanConcepts
Date: Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011 | 9 a.m. PST/12:00 p.m. EST
Professor, Marshall School of Business
University of Southern California
Dr. John W. Boudreau is Professor and Research Director at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and Center for Effective Organizations. He is recognized worldwide for breakthrough research on the bridge between superior human capital, talent and sustainable competitive advantage. His research has received the Academy of Management’s Organizational Behavior New Concept and Human Resource Scholarly Contribution awards.
Dr. Boudreau consults and conducts executive development with companies worldwide that seek to maximize their employees’ effectiveness by quantifying the strategic bottom-line impact of superior people and human capital strategies. An architect and the first Visiting Director of Sun Microsystems’ unique Research and Development Laboratory for Human Capital, Professor Boudreau is also a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources.
He has published more than 50 books and articles. Features on his work have appeared in Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and Business Week, among others. A strong proponent of corporate/academic partnerships, Dr. Boudreau directed the Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies (CAHRS), at Cornell University, where he was a professor for more than 20 years.
Workforce Analytics and Planning, U.S. East Practice Leader
Helen is a Senior Consultant in Stamford, CT, and leader of the Workforce Analytics and Planning practice in the U.S. East division for Towers Watson. She has 25 years of experience in leading and supporting client efforts across a broad array of analytics, including workforce planning and optimization, dashboards and reporting, site selection and labor market analysis, and total rewards strategy.
Helen also is one of Towers Watson’s key thought leaders supporting the development of our strategic offerings and technology for global workforce planning and reporting. In addition, she has implemented sophisticated statistical modeling techniques that are being applied to uncover drivers of key organizational outcomes, answering questions such as: who is successful at our organization, what drives our turnover, and what workforce factors accelerate revenue growth?
Prior to joining Towers Watson, Helen was a Principal at another leading HR consulting firm and was responsible for that firm’s workforce planning and specialized analytics offerings. Over her years in consulting, she has had both direct consulting responsibilities and global management roles with regard to service development, including leading efforts to build proprietary technology to support workforce planning.
Helen is known in the HR consulting community as a thought leader in the area of workforce planning. Fortune 25 companies have consulted with her to better understand workforce analytics methods and solutions. Over her career, Helen has worked with large, multinational organizations in a number of industries, including defense, energy, financial services, health care, high tech, hospitality, specialty materials and retail.
Helen is a sought-after expert and speaker at national industry and general HR conferences and her work has been published in national journals including the Journal of Organizational Excellence. She earned her B.A. in Mathematics at Haverford College and an MBA with highest honors at Columbia Business School in Finance and Management.