Tying together Human Capital Analytics and Workforce Planning To Truly Impact Organizational Strategy

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Summary

In order to be truly strategic, we need a complete view of the drivers of organizational effectiveness and the role that workforce planning plays relative to other HR programs and OD initiatives. Systems diagnosis coupled with human capital analysis provide the right framework for understanding how workforce planning contributes to the bottom line, and where it needs to be integrated with other efforts for maximum impact. This session will introduce the systems diagnosis approach and share specific practices and applications with workforce planning and competency profiling.

Presenter

Alec Levenson
Senior Research Scientist, Center for Effective Organizations
University of Southern California; and author of Employee Surveys That Work
Alec is the Keynote speaker for the Human Capital Analytics Summit for Feb 23 - 24th, 2015.

Alec Levenson is Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Effective Organizations, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California.  His action research and consulting work with companies optimizes job and organization performance and HR systems through the application of organization design, job design, human capital analytics and strategic talent management.  Three areas of primary focus currently include (a) organizational and talent strategies for emerging markets and global organizations, (b) management practices for the new generation of workers and world of work, and (c) HR and human capital analytics to improve decisions around talent and work design.

Dr. Levenson’s work with companies combines the best elements of scientific research and practical, actionable knowledge that companies can use to improve performance. He draws from the disciplines of economics, strategy, organization behavior, and industrial-organizational psychology to tackle complex talent and organizational challenges that defy easy solutions.  His recommendations focus on the actions organizations should take to make lasting improvements in critical areas.

Dr. Levenson has trained Human Resource professionals in the application of human capital analytics, representing a broad range of Fortune 500 and Global 500 companies, including Allstate Insurance, AltaMed, Ameriprise Financial, Avery Dennison, Bayer, Best Buy, Bloomberg, Blue Diamond Growers, Brown-Forman, Cargill, Dignity Health, Dolby Laboratories, eBay, Entergy, Exelon, FedEx Kinko’s, Fidelity Investments, Gap, Genentech, General Dynamics, General Mills, GlaxoSmithKline, Goldman Sachs, Heidrick & Struggles, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, JCPenney, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Johnson & Johnson, JP Morgan Chase, Kraft Foods, Limited Brands, Merck, Microsoft, Monsanto, Northrop Grumman, Palo Alto Medical Foundation/Sutter Health, Partner Reinsurance, Payless ShoeSource, PetSmart, Proctor & Gamble, Raytheon, Rio Tinto, Royal Bank of Scotland, San Diego Gas & Electric, Shell, Siemens, Singapore National Employers Federation, Spectra Energy, Stanley Black & Decker, State Farm Insurance, T. Rowe Price, United Airlines, United Technologies Corporation, UBS A.G., Unilever, UPS, and Walt Disney Company. He has over a decade of experience working with leading companies including Amgen, American Express, Boeing, Booz & Company, Capital One, Chevron, Cisco Systems, Dow Chemical, Dreyer’s/Nestle, EQUATE Petrochemical, Exelon, Frito-Lay/PepsiCo, Gunung Sewu/Great Giant Pineapple, Herman Miller, ITT, Johnson Controls, Microsoft, Pfizer, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Royal Bank of Canada, and Sinopec.

Dr. Levenson’s research has been featured in numerous academic and business publications including Organizational Dynamics, Journal of Management, International Journal of Human Resource Management, People & Strategy, Human Resource Planning, WorldAtWork Journal, Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, Strategic HR Review, Human Resource Management Journal, Journal of Business and Psychology, Consulting Psychology Journal, Research in Labor Economics, Contemporary Economic Policy, Economic Journal, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Review of Development Economics, Small Business Economics, Journal of Labor Research, HR Magazine, and many books. He is on the editorial boards of Human Resource Management and Small Business Economics.

Dr. Levenson’s research has been featured in New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Economist, CNN, Associated Press, U.S. News and World Report, National Public Radio, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Marketplace, Fox News, and many other news outlets.

Dr. Levenson has received research grants from the Sloan Foundation, Russell Sage Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, U.S. National Science Foundation, China National Science Foundation, and National Institute for Literacy. He has served as the external evaluator for the U.S. Department of Education funded Centers for International Business, Education and Research at University of Southern California, University of Hawaii, and University of Texas – Austin.

Alec email: [email protected]

 

Dr. Levenson received his Ph.D. and M.A. in Economics from Princeton University, specializing in Labor Economics and Development Economics, and his B.A. in Economics and Chinese language (double major) from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

 

Research Partners & Clients


He works with companies to optimize job and organization performance and HR systems through the application of organization design, job design, human capital analytics, and strategic talent management. The companies he has worked with include Amgen, American Express, Boeing, Booz & Company, Capital One, Chevron, Cisco Systems, Dow Chemical, Dreyer's/Nestle, EQUATE Petrochemical, Exelon, Frito-Lay/PepsiCo, Gunung Sewu/Great Giant Pineapple, Herman Miller, ITT, Johnson Controls, Microsoft, Pfizer, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Royal Bank of Canada, and Sinopec.

Professional Work


He has received research grants from the Sloan Foundation, Russell Sage Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institute for Literacy.

Education


BA - University of Wisconsin, Madison
MA - Princeton University
PhD - Princeton University
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