The Death of a Guess: Using Data to Make Better People-Related Decisions

2017 Talent Management Conference & Exposition
Workplace Application: This session will show you how to infuse more objective data into key people decisions to increase accuracy, precision and positive impact on the business.

Repeated Wednesday at 9:45 a.m

When it comes to hiring, promotion and employee development activities, hope is not a strategy. So how do we infuse more predictive data into key decisions throughout the employee life cycle? How do we measure the positive impact that HR is having on the metrics that matter most to the business? This session will explore how to leverage objective data gleaned from assessment tools to strengthen hiring, onboarding, succession planning, team creation and leadership development strategies. During this session, you will:

·         Discover four steps to creating highly predictive hiring systems with a measurable impact on mission-critical metrics.

·         Explore how to leverage various types of assessment tools to improve onboarding, coaching and training outcomes.

·         Hear examples of how assessment data can reveal hidden and potentially devastating deficiencies in teams or leaders.

·         Learn how to identify valid, reliable instruments that are best matched to the unique goals of your organization.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 10:45am to 12:00pm

Whitney Martin


As a measurement strategist, Whitney’s passion and expertise lies in the field of surveys and assessments. A self-professed “data nerd,” Whitney has a Master’s degree in the area of Human Resources Measurement and Evaluation and has conducted extensive research on the predictive validity of various hiring assessment strategies.

Whitney has been a highly rated speaker at several National HR Conferences and has authored articles on assessments for several books and publications, including Harvard Business Review. She is a member of the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and has two decades of experience working in the assessment industry.

Crystal Ballroom A, West Tower, Lobby Level
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Concurrent Session
Critical Evaluation
Business Acumen
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