Beecky Thielen and Jeremy Tyers of Microsoft join the People Analytics Podcast - a series of lively conversations with leading practitioners, thought leaders and tech pioneers from a variety of backgrounds from around the globe.
Rebecca Thielen - Director, Global Workforce Data Insights, Microsoft
Jeremy Tyers - Head of International Business Development, Microsoft
How Microsoft Approaches People Analytics: Best Practices & Why Managers Matter
Within global Fortune 100 organizations, executives heavily rely on the rich Analytics to inform business decisions about the products they create, the markets they serve, and how operations are run. But what about measuring managers, one of an organisation’s most vital assets?
A Gallup study found that at least 70% of the variance in employee engagement scores is driven by manager behaviours. While executives can quantify discrete business outcomes like revenue generated, the actions that drives these results is often unclear, unmeasured and unseen.
Microsoft has identified the tacit connection between workplace behaviours and employee engagement and survey responses. In this presentation attendees will learn specific behaviour changes that can make managers more effective based on insights from within Microsoft as well as best practices based on research conducted by Microsoft for Fortune 100 companies.
Max Blumberg talks with Becky Thielen, Director for Global Workforce Data Insights, and her colleague in the new Workplace Analytics division, Jeremy Tyers.
In this week's episode, they discuss:
- How Microsoft uses analytics to transform HR both internally and at its clients
- Where the people analytics industry is heading
- Competing technologies
- How to measure the impact of managers behaviour on business performance and culture.
Becky Thielen leads Microsoft’s Global Workforce Data Insights organisation with the charter of enabling data driven HR decisions to be made across the company.
Her team partners directly with senior business and HR leaders to understand and advise on all aspects of the employee life cycle within Microsoft and across the industry.
Jeremy Tyers leads international business development initiatives for Workplace Analytics at Microsoft. Throughout his 15 year tenure at Microsoft, he has held a broad series of roles which align with his passion and interest. Prior to Microsoft, Jeremy held a verity of roles such as currency trader, entrepreneur, and telecom executive.
Dr Max Blumberg is founder of the Blumberg Partnership, a Top 50 analytics consultancy which provides innovative analytics consultancy to organisations including Nestle, Lloyds Register, the BBC, Rentokil Initial, Barclays Corporate and the CIPD. Max is also a Visiting Researcher at Goldsmiths, University of London, a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.
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