CIPD People Analytics Conference 2023

Powering data-driven decision making

Tech and AI are already such an essential part of everyday life, which is why there is an increasing need to obtain actionable data for organisations to understand their workforce. Data gives you the power to make the right decisions, but how can you turn that data into actionable insights?

The CIPD People Analytics Conference 2023 was your gateway to understanding and harnessing the power of your data to create a more agile, productive and engaged workforce. Whether you are an experienced people analyst or an HR professional, this conference will explore all aspects of people-driven data.

Conference takeaways:

  • transform your workforce — explore areas such as recruitment, retention, wellbeing and learning & development.
  • garner meaningful insights — dive into process mining and explore advanced analytical methodologies, using organisational data sets.
  • develop your strategies — utilise people analytics to evolve your operational capabilities.

Day 1

People Analytics Conference 2023

09:30 - 09:40

Chair’s opening remarks

09:40 - 10:20

Opening keynote: Reimagining the future of work — utilising AI to transform people analytics

The future of work is anticipated to be AI-driven, but how will this affect people analytics and its use within businesses? This session will explore how to develop efficient, effective and proactive approaches to incorporating AI to analyse the way your workforce operates. 

  • Understanding how AI can boost the use of people analytics to solve people management problems and enhance practice.
  • Human vs machine - assessing the speed and processing capabilities of AI with the power of human intuition and judgement.
  • Understanding the risks associated with AI and monitoring your data in order to spot the warning signs of potential problems within your algorithms.
  • Looking to the future - how will AI evolve within people analytics?

10:20 - 11:50

A1 Workshop: How do you build good data?

Getting started: Building your people analytics skill set

At the basis of people analytics is data, but how can we go about collating that data? This hands-on workshop will explore how and what it means to develop good data sets, including how to maintain best practice.

  • Exploring techniques for obtaining good data through establishing a consistent data structure.
  • Developing clear data guidelines that allow you to collect and process a clean data set.
  • Examining how to practise good data hygiene when collecting and storing data.
  • The importance of collecting the ‘right’ data and how to avoid flawed analysis.

10:20 - 11:50

A2 Workshop: Leveraging big data for wider insights - using predictive analytics to aid recruitment

Taking it to the next level: reinventing data-driven decision making

  • Developing techniques to categorise your data to attract and retain top talent.
  • Creating data visualisations to assess where high levels of attrition have occurred and how this can influence strategies to prevent employee turnover.
  • Enabling efficiency through automated candidate screening.
  • Removing barriers within the recruitment process that aid diversity and inclusion across the workforce.

Networking break

11:50 - 12:20

12:20 - 13:10

Roundtables: Does data power decision-making?

How can data be placed at the forefront of decision making within the people profession? Share experiences, gain a wider perspective, challenge ideas and develop strategies through in-depth discussions on key people analytics issues. An expert in the field will lead and moderate the discussion and you can focus on one of the below topics during this session:

  • How can people analytics strengthen strategic decision-making? 
  • Utilising people analytics to boost employee satisfaction.
  • The role of data in understanding how to widen EDI across your workforce.
  • How can AI enhance the people profession?

Networking lunch

13:10 - 14:10

14:10 - 14:40

Presentation: Ethical considerations for people analytics

  • Exploring how to embed data protection within your people analytics strategy.
  • Creating a culture of openness with your employees when carrying out data collection to maximise transparency whilst maintaining employee confidentiality.
  • Navigating data collection regulations and their impact on your people analytics strategy.
  • Understanding how biases can occur when compiling insights and developing practices that avoid discrimination.

Networking break

14:40 - 15:10

15:10 - 16:40

B1 Workshop: Developing a people analytics strategy

Getting started: Building your people analytics skill set

Want to look at how to get started with implementing a people analytics strategy? This hands on workshop will explore how to:

  • Pinpoint the areas of data you need to create data visualisations for your organisation.
  • Understand how your people analytics strategy can inform wider business goals and outcomes.
  • How HR tech could assist you in achieving the goals of your people analytics strategy?
  • Integrate transparency and data security into your people analytics strategy.

15:10 - 16:40

B2 Workshop: Is prescriptive analytics the crystal ball people analytics needs?

Taking it to the next level: reinventing data-driven decision making

  • Techniques for turning structured data into recommendations and future outcomes in order to predict trends and patterns across your workforce.
  • Mitigating risk and uncertainty using data to optimise workforce planning strategies.
  • Evaluating whether prescriptive analytics can aid long-term planning and developing data visualisations to map pathways to success.

16:40 - 17:10

Case study: Prioritising and phasing people analytics: developing people data within SMEs

  • Joining up your people data to centralise reporting processes to boost efficiency.
  • Understanding what key metrics are important to analyse and how this can impact your workforce for the better.
  • Considering what tools and processes matter most when developing a people analytics strategy on a budget.
  • Creating internal buy-in when it comes to putting people analytics into practice.

17:10 - 17:20

Chair’s closing remarks

Day 2

People Analytics Conference 2023

09:30 - 09:40

Chair’s opening remarks

09:40 - 10:10

Case study: What gets you kicked out of top employee awards: mastering people analytics and cultivating habits for genuine success

Implementing a data-driven cultureHow focusing on the data can make success easyThe...

  • Implementing a data-driven culture
  • How focusing on the data can make success easy
  • The habits that make the data come to life
  • Turning insights into action

10:10 - 11:30

C1 Workshop: Developing digital dashboards to strengthen business intelligence

Getting started: Building your people analytics skill setThis session will walk you...

Getting started: Building your people analytics skill set

This session will walk you through the techniques needed to develop a HR dashboard to maximise data reporting within your organisation, through exploring:

  • Understanding which metrics mean the most to you when setting the foundations of data reporting.
  • Developing and setting KPIs to track and monitor your workforce.
  • Top tips when collating data sets to populate your HR dashboard.
  • Putting principles into practice - how to formulate an efficient and accurate HR dashboard.

10:10 - 11:30

C2 Workshop: Reimagining learning and development to create a workforce of the future

Taking it to the next level: reinventing data-driven decision makingWhat will AI...

Taking it to the next level: reinventing data-driven decision making

  • What will AI mean for learning and development?
  • Creating real time adaptive learning programmes that are tailored to suit the skill set of each employee.
  • Understanding how to let AI guide you when reskilling and upskilling your workforce.

Networking break

11:30 - 12:00

12:00 - 12:30

Case study: Rethinking recruitment and retention - utilising people analytics to attract and retain top talent

The role of data in monitoring and tracking recruitment and retention patterns.Understanding...

  • The role of data in monitoring and tracking recruitment and retention patterns.
  • Understanding the influencing factors that matter most to your employees in creating a thriving workplace culture.
  • Identifying problem hot spots using data analysis to attract and retain top talent.
  • Boosting employee recruitment and retention using people analytics in order to create forward-thinking data.

12:30 - 13:00

Session From BPP: The Importance of Building Data Literacy within the People Function

Why is data crucial for the people function?For what purposes would you...

  • Why is data crucial for the people function?
  • For what purposes would you use it?
  • Who should you upskill?

Networking lunch

13:00 - 14:00

14:00 - 14:40

Case study: Diving deeper - the impact of employee listening on maintaining employee relations

Utilising data to strengthen your employee value proposition throughout the employee lifecycle.Creating...

  • Utilising data to strengthen your employee value proposition throughout the employee lifecycle.
  • Creating an open dialogue to learn what matters most to your employees and creating meaningful work.
  • Considering how employee listening can increase innovation, productivity and satisfaction to inform strategic decision making.
  • Developing managers who proactively utilise employee listening to produce high performing teams.

Networking break

14:40 - 15:10

15:10 - 16:00

Panel discussion - Tapping into talent - how can people analytics aid performance management and workforce planning?

Understanding the importance of skills data in performance development and workforce planning....

  • Understanding the importance of skills data in performance development and workforce planning. 
  • Measuring how behaviours affect performance and using these insights to shape your organisation’s performance management culture. 
  • Exploring how we go beyond workforce management and actually do longer term workforce planning. 


Meet the speakers

In-person or online conference - what can you expect?

In-person ticketOnline ticket
Access to recordings on demand for 90 days*
A chance to ask the experts questions in live Q&As
Speakers sharing the latest research, advice and real world case studies
1-2-1 and group face-to-face networking opportunities
Lunch and refreshments

*Subject to speaker discretion

In-person benefits included:

  • Reconnecting with the community to build your network with like-minded professionals.
  • Discovering new opportunities: participating in lively in-person discussions is a great way to generate new opportunities and get help in refining your concepts and ideas.
  • Speaker insights: get your questions answered during live Q&As and discussions – nothing beats being there in the room. 
  • Stepping away from the day-to-day routine to be creative and explore new ideas.
  • Avoiding multitasking and staying more focused to truly make the best out of your experience.


Venue: The Montcalm London Marble Arch, 2 Wallenberg Pl, London W1H 7TN