You Want Me to Do What?!: Introducing Analytics When You're an HR Department of One

2019 Annual Conference & Exposition
Implement an initial plan for HR data visualization and analytics within your organization.

Repeated from Monday at 1:30 p.m.

Regardless of the size of the HR department, organizations are calling on their HR practitioners to bring practical knowledge of analytics in setting up and executing a people strategy that supports business outcomes. Learn the basics of conducting exploratory data analysis and identify the next steps in growing your organization’s analytics capabilities. Through an interactive case study created specifically for HR professionals new to analytics, discover how to address the challenge created when a CEO says, “Can't we use analytics to solve our people problems?” Data visualizations created with Tableau Desktop provide  valuable insights into workforce trends, and help attendees pinpoint talent management problems and learn how to confirm or deny what the CEO already “knows.”

Learning Objectives:

  • A step-by-step approach to starting your first HR analytics project.
  • Specific data-structuring strategies for analytics and visualization.
  • Different analytics and data visualization approaches (e.g., descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics).
  • Evaluating and creating a plan to grow your organization's analytics capabilities.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Rich Huebner


Dr. Rich Huebner is currently Director of Data Architecture & Data Science at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, where he leads data analytics and data science projects. He also regularly blogs and writes articles and white papers about data science and data-related topics. He is also a published author of 15 refereed articles in the areas of data mining, data science, and data architecture. He has 20 years of experience working on database and data projects in different industries including healthcare, manufacturing, and education. He is also an adjunct professor for New England College of Business, where he teaches HR Metrics & Analytics, Strategic Information Technology & Business Analytics, Operations Management, and Statistics. He also has developed and taught numerous courses on database systems, data mining, and analytics.

Carla Patalano, DBA, SHRM-SCP

Patalano, DBA, SHRM-SCP

Dr. Patalano, Professor and Chair of NECB’s MBA and Human Resource Management graduate programs, assists new HR professionals in developing 21st century HR skills.  A former human resources professional herself, with senior management experience in the healthcare, non-profit, hospitality and manufacturing industries, she brings that experience to bear in the classroom  via a scholar-practitioner approach to learning.  Additionally, she consults to organizations on team building, diversity, benefits and compensation, generational differences,  and employee communication. She also holds certifications in Executive Coaching, Mediation, and Situational Leadership. Her HR thought-leadership has been featured in HRExecutive, Banker and Tradesman, and the Chief Learning Officer blog.

LVCC N 258-260
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