Webcasts | Mercer Creating a business case for analytics


Creating a business case for analytics

Recorded: 30 March 2016

  • Overview
    • With the ever increasing attention on workforce analytics, many HR professionals are concerned about successfully initiating and implementing workforce analytics within their organization. One way to get started is to focus on creating a clear business case for analytics. A clear articulation of the approach to workforce analytics helps gain stakeholder support as well as increase resources allocated to the analytics cause.

  • Why attend
    • At this webinar, join our resident Workforce Analytics Institute (WAI) experts Siddharth Mehta and Caitlin Pan who along with our guest expert Marcus. Champ will share strategies on how to make a business case for workforce analytics.

  • Who should attend
    • - Senior managers, directors and VPs of HR 

      - Analytics heads, workforce planning heads 

      - HR business partners who are interested in utilizing intelligent data to obtain workforce insights 

      - Business executives with a role in driving results via the workforce 

  • Speakers
    • Caitlin Pan, PhD Senior Researcher, Human Capital, The Conference Board

      Caitlin is a senior researcher in the Human Capital division for the Asia region at The Conference Board. She leads research on human capital analytics, and her research interests include leadership, status, and dysfunctional workplace behaviors. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Personnel Psychology and Journal of Applied Social Psychology. Caitlin received her doctorate in management (organizational behavior) from New York University’s Stern School of Business, US. She has an MA in socio-organizational psychology from Columbia University, US, and a BSc in psychology and economics from the University of Toronto, Canada.


      Sid Mehta Workforce Planning & Analytics Leader - ASEAN, Mercer 

      Sid’s HR and business leadership experience spans corporate and consulting environments in India, Australia, Hong Kong, and Singapore. He started his career in compensation consulting with a global HR consulting firm and became the firm’s Australian business practice leader in 2006. In a previous role as an HR business partner, Sid was involved in the integration of a German acquisition that incorporated the US, Brazil, China, and Malaysia. Sid holds a master’s degree in personnel management from the Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, India; and he is currently pursuing a master’s in business analytics from the Stern School of Business at New York University.


      Marcus. Champ, HR Analytics Professional 

      Marcus’s professional background is in behavioral science, with undergraduate and graduate qualifications in Organizational Psychology. Marcus has worked in the area of HR analytics, generalist HR, and evidence based management for around 15 years, in a wide range of industries, including; Health, Law, Public Infrastructure, Engineering, Information Technology, Mining, and HR Consulting. Some of the key projects Marcus has worked on in the past include: modelling retention, analyzing safety behavior, productivity assessment, assessing and quantifying human capital, strategic workforce planning, and workforce segmentation. Some of key projects Marcus is currently working on include; human capital forecasting, productivity analysis, predictive attrition modelling, and performance analysis.

      Marcus is passionate about dragging HR into evidence based practice and ensuring decisions across organizations are made in an informed, data-driven manner. Currently Marcus works in a multi-national finance institution and is based in Singapore.