Jumpstarting HCM Analytics – A Layperson’s Guide

Tuesday 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

As the scope of human capital management continues to expand, HR leaders are doing their best to stay abreast of rapidly changing best practices. Many are inspired to try new methods and tactics, and to invest in new technologies and services. But there’s one obstacle few have overcome: the ability to monitor, measure and optimize for impact. This lack of insight into what’s working and what’s not undermines forward-thinking talent leaders’ efforts to evolve and adapt. Without effective measurement practices, analyzing, reporting on and optimizing for modern HCM practices is next to impossible. Fortunately, success in talent analytics is not an all-or-nothing proposition. In this quick-fire session, IDC Analyst Kyle Lagunas will present a straightforward approach to becoming the kind of analytics playmaker your organization needs, including a discussion of what drives the most effective measurement practices, and recommendations to bring you out of the Dark Ages and onto the path to greatness.




Kyle Lagunas

Kyle Lagunas is research manager for IDC’s Emerging Trends in Talent Acquisition and Staffing research practice. In this role, Kyle leads IDC’s research on the dynamic world of talent acquisition and engagement. His work focuses on technologies and services – how they are evolving, what the are addressing, and how organizations are successfully leveraging them to navigate the complexities involved in attracting, hiring, and engaging talent in a digital world.

Prior to joining IDC, Kyle founded Lighthouse Research & Advisory where he conducted independent research in talent trends and technologies as Principal Analyst. Before setting out on his own, he launched the talent acquisition practice at Brandon Hall Group and led major research projects on the state of talent acquisition, high-performance recruitment marketing, and onboarding as a driver of employee engagement. As the HR Analyst at Software Advice — a Gartner company — he supported the newly-created lead generation practice for HR technology vendors through a successful brand and content marketing strategy.