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Virtual + Strategic HR: Oct 21-22 & 28, 2020


All times listed on the schedule are Eastern Standard Time.

MEGASESSION | Our Feelings Don’t Do Arithmetic Very Well

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am

The prerequisites for building effective HR data platforms.

What’s it all about? A recent New York Times article triggered this intriguing MegaSessionIt was the story of how epidemiologists, psychologists, and others are studying the Coronavirus, numbers, fear, and risk management. The overlay to our work becomes apparent when we consider how, in recent years, HR has been asked to become data experts and business partners while at the same time retaining that people-centric core of our work. Just how do you do that with knowledge and integrity? We’ve invited Kenji SaitoMD, JD, (a doctor and lawyer with an entrepreneurial and sociologist’s spirit) to decipher these potentially contradictory trajectories in our work. Following a short, but intriguing, anatomy lesson of the brain’s two sides and how we process numbers vs. words, we’ll jump into exercises that position us to better determine the data we need, gather it with accuracy, and employ it with integrity.  

Why you’ll want to participate in this session. 

  • Discover how Hcan think like scientists in the decision-making process, with commentary from the worlds of biology, psychology, and logic. 
  • Explore the best use of data and how to apply it to an appropriate risk management strategy. 
  • Discuss the ethical challenges presented in people analytics and how to employ data with integrity. 
  • Learn how HR can lead an organization’s efforts to bridge the scientific and intellectual gaps between good and bad data, between swimming in too much information and insufficient evidence to make informed decisions. 

Approved for SHRM Credit and HRCI Business (HR) Credit. 

Program Faculty: Kenji Saito, MD