The Role of Analytics in HR


At India HR LIVE we are committed to helping you transform HR. And one of the key components in transforming HR function into a true business partner is the ability to analyze workforce data effectively and find answers to key business questions. 

HR has access to unprecedented data or let me say ‘Big Data’  where we now can measure, analyze and forecast business analytics. Using metrics, measurements and predictive analysis will help you provide actionable information and insights to make key business decisions even faster.

Organisations are now able to uncover hidden patterns and unknown correlations. For example, Lisa Johnson, Director of Recruiting (North America), Gate Gourmet, mentioned using big data analysis helped them know the applicants are heavily clustered across various geographies. But also that they were easily able to track the location where most hires resulted from. Successful organizations are now using workforce analytics to predict future turnover, skills gap among current employees and what type and how much workforce they need in the future.

Join us to know how these experts are using HR analytics to transform their HR function and find out their thoughts on:

Q1. What should HR be paying attention to when we talk about analytics?
Q2. What are some problems HR can solve by understanding the data and Analytics?
Q3. How can HR leverage predictive analytics?
Q4. What metrics and analytics should HR be focusing on?
Q5. What are some skills gap in current HR pros when we talk about HR analytics and how to master them?

Join us while our eminent speakers, thought leaders and HR experts discuss  ‘The Role of Analytics in HR on August 19th,  Tuesday at 8pm IST / 9.30 am CST /10.30 am EST.

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Meet our guests!

ElangoElango R

Global CHRO and EVP, Emerging Geographies Business Unit at MphasiS


Elango is a leader who has successfully bridged the divide between Core Business and traditional support roles. He is the Global CHRO and Business Head for Emerging Geographies at MphasiS. Elango is the longest serving executive council member and has been an integral part of the MphasiS journey from a 12 million to over a billion dollar company. He has been acknowledged as a specialist in mergers and acquisitions and was part of the BFL – MphasiS , EDS – MphasiS integrations and many other acquisitions. He has been at the helm of integrating corporate social responsibility practices with the MphasiS business strategy and is a member of the MphasiS F1 Foundation that strives for an inclusive development of society through innovative programs. He has worked with the Raheja Group, The UB Group and Bank of America in HR and Learning leadership roles.

Elango is a regular columnist with The Economic Times and People Matters among other publications. He is the author of ‘You Don’t Need a Godfather’, a humorous, down to earth book on achieving personal success. He is a regular speaker at leadership, HR and Startup conferences. He also mentors a few early stage startups.


CathyCathy Missildine, SPHR

Co-Founder, Chief Performance Officer

Intellectual Capital Consulting


Cathy Missildine has extensive experience in many areas of strategic Human Resources Management.  Cathy has worked closely with executives in the areas of performance, productivity, organizational metrics, training, employee and customer engagement, workforce planning, organizational design and strategic planning and implementation.  Her past experience in operations and sales management in the technical, insurance and hospitality industries has given her a broad understanding of business issues and a solid foundation for building performance enhancing systems that support the business.

Cathy is a graduate from Kennesaw State University where she earned an MBA with an emphasis Human Resource Management and Development.  She is also a member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and holds their professional certification, Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

Cathy is currently serving as Immediate Past President for SHRM-Atlanta for 2014, where she is working to execute the strategy to “Move HR Business Partners to Business Leaders.”

Cathy is serving as an adjunct Professor at Kennesaw State University where she has taught the HR Certification course for over 10 years.  She teaches an online SHRM certification course as well as an in class version.  Cathy is a nationally recognized speaker addressing audiences from SHRM, ASTD, and AAHAM.

In May 1997, Cathy and her business partner Barbara Hughes started their own consulting firm, Intellectual Capital Consulting (ICC), specializing in profitability through human capital. Their corporate mission is as follows, “to increase performance through maximizing an organization’s human capital.”

ICC’s clients include: Intercontinental Hotels Group, Mizuno, Genuine Parts Company, Place Properties, Aon, IBM, Hampton Inn, United Way, Vulcan and Southern Company.

ICC also serves clients in the non-profit, government and education sectors including the following clients: Georgia State University, Savannah Technical College, United Way and City of Decatur.

Cathy also served many years on the Board of Directors for Samaritan House a non-profit organization helping homeless men and women return to the workforce.

rameshranjanRamesh Ranjan

Vice President – HR Services at Schneider Electric India

Ramesh Ranjan is the Vice President – HR Services at Schneider Electric India and is responsible for providing HR Shared Services support to all the Business Units of Schneider Electric in India covering around 13,000 employees for 8 Business Units across Sales, Manufacturing, R&D, IT, Customer care functions in India, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh.
Prior to joining Schneider Electric, Ranjan has worked in Leadership capacity in organizations like Caltex India, Praxair India, Co Systems India, Indian Herbs & ITI.

In a career spanning over 27 years, his experience is across multiple domains and sectors covering all facets of HR and People management including Strategic HR, Talent Acquisition, Total Rewards, Performance Management, Competency Framework, Talent Development, Industrial Relations, Employee Engagement, HR Policies, HR Audits, HRIS, Acquisitions & Mergers etc both in India and globally.

He was the Honorary Secretary of the National HRD Network, Bangalore Chapter – 2000-2002. He was the member of the India HR Council of the AMCHAM, New Delhi, Panelist on the Roundtable of HR Directors of Petroleum Companies, ISP Mumbai and Member of the India HR Council of Conference Board.

He strongly believes that HR is not for faint hearted professionals. He believes that “when the going gets tough, the tough gets going”. His credo in life is “I pass through this world but once, any good thing that I can do, to any being let me do it now, for I may not pass through this world again”. When not brainstorming on HR and talent management, Ranjan loves to play cricket, snooker, table tennis.

AmitAmit Avasthi

General Manager – Human Resources

HCL Technologies

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Amit has over 13 years of experience in HR, after graduating from SIBM, Pune he has worked in various HR areas starting with HR technology, where Amit pioneered the breakthrough of HR Analytics and Self Service solutions in SAP customers, the push ensured 60% higher adoption. After working with multiple HRMS solutions across a variety of clients, Amit joined Aon Hewitt as Industry Leader for IT/ITES where he worked on selling & delivering a range of client solutions in Engagement, leadership development, Rewards and HR diagnostic, this was followed by a stint in EY Human Capital practice where Amit worked on HR transformational projects. More recently in his current role, Amit was involved in a large process transformation for 85k + employees across the globe where he managed a large program to redesign and implement Career, Talent, Performance, Rewards and Learning practices. Amit has pioneered multiple initiatives like launch of a social career management, use of gamification to communicate program changes to employees and design of a trigger based smart survey.

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