People Analytics: Leveraging Data for Insights and Action

Discover Insights. Inform Decisions. Enable Change.

How do you harness the sheer volume and diversity of data available about your most valuable asset—your people? Talent decisions are often driven by intuition or past experience, and few organizations have fully maximized the value of their people data.

Are you fully realizing the potential of people analytics?  

During this unique program, you'll hear from recognized experts in people analytics who will share research-based strategies and frameworks for analytics as well as industry examples and best practices derived from decades of experience practicing analytics in real-world contexts. 

This program equips you to think more critically through the lens of data and enables you to apply a more rigorous analytical approach to leverage data, generate insights and influence decisions that ultimately drive effective interventions and business outcomes. 

Join Cornell ILR Professor Dr. John Hausknecht and Amit Mohindra, Global Head of Talent Strategy & Analytics at Wayfair, as they co-lead this intensive two-day program that brings together insights generated by faculty research through ongoing partnerships with premier companies from Cornell's Center for Advanced HR Studies, and extensive experience from practitioners on the frontlines of leading analytics teams in the industry. 

In this highly engaging learning environment, participants will learn key theories and proven frameworks and will apply them through cases and exercises designed to develop skills in extracting meaning and insights, making appropriate inferences, and drawing conclusions from people data. Through discussions with a panel of leading people analytics practitioners, participants will learn about the latest strategies, tools, and applications, and how they have been used to effectively drive workforce decisions and business outcomes. Throughout the program, participants will engage in rich dialogue and networking with peers from a variety of industries and perspectives to enhance their understanding of best practices and support as data-savvy leaders.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the key role of people data and analytics in driving change and business results
  • Discover and apply frameworks and approaches that link people data with business outcomes
  • Cultivate a leadership perspective that pushes you and others to be more fact-based in decision-making
  • Develop a deeper understanding of how people data can increase the likelihood of success for organizational change efforts
  • Advance analytical acumen by practicing how to extract meaning and insights from people data and findings
  • Explore company case studies and success stories while learning about new tools and technologies in people analytics (including AI-driven tools)

Program Details

Two-day program
Fall 2020

Cornell University
ILR New York City Conference Center
570 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY

Program Fee


Who Should Participate

Mid- to senior-level professionals who interact with people data and who want to improve their fluency and understanding of using people data to inform interventions and influence actions that improve decisions and business outcomes; appropriate for individuals both inside and outside of HR.

Targeted to organizations that are early to midway in their analytical capability development and where organizations have increasing access to multiple sources of people and business data.

Recognition of Achievement

Certificate of Completion from the Cornell ILR School

Earn Continuing Education Credits

This program qualifies for Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) credits or  Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) credits.

Recertification credits are awarded upon successful completion of this program.



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Day 1

Explore how people data is being used in leading organizations to drive business outcomes and change

Learn frameworks that connect people data to business results

Build personal capabilities in people analytics: practice applying skills and tools to transform data into valuable insights and how to persuade with data

Day 2

Develop your personal leadership perspective for building and supporting a data-driven culture

Panel discussion with leading People Analytics practitioners—including Q&A

Understand the role of AI in people analytics; examining new tools, technology and trends

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