HR Analytics: Simplifying Decision Making with Data (HR417)

Today's modern workplace is disrupted by demographic shifts, the digital revolution, an onslaught of AI and other data-driven decision making, and disintermediation of the value chain. Learn how HR leaders make sense of all these changes, how the HR organization is enabled to support the organizational transformation, and how HR helps to build capabilities that create an organizational culture where both the hard (business performance, revenue, ROI, EBITDA, etc.) and soft (engagement, experience, brand, etc.) sides of the equation are addressed.

In this course, we will understand the changing nature work and information flow within organizations; physical and digital workplace integrations, worker-centered design requiring a differentiated employee experience, technologies that are enabling digital workplace design and decision support; impact on HR's role and processes; implications of working in a digital workplace, and analytics techniques that measurements to create a continuous listening culture.

In response to today's societal concerns, the course also addresses protecting people and information, the responsibility and opportunity HR has to become the guardian of new tech adoption, and practical steps to implement employee-centered workplace decisions that are made based on analytics and design thinking.

Get Cornell ILR associate professor of human resources John Hausknecht's perspective on the future and benefits of HR Analytics in the article HR Analytics: Putting Data to Work.

Key Outcomes

  • Thinking through the employee experience
  • Understanding different methods to identify key business drivers
  • Translating drivers into metrics
  • Assessing the right data to better influence leaders for faster results and more actionable outcomes
  • Creating insights and presenting data in a visual and impactful manner

Approach and Features

  • A highly interactive two-day workshop
  • Practice application of concepts with data sets for hands-on experience
  • Group exercise with an emphasis on business partnering and strategic alignment
  • Presentation of insights and practiced communication of analytical results

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Stela Lupushor

Stela Lupushor is the founder and Chief Executive Re-framer of Reframe.Work Inc., a consulting firm advising organizations on workplace inclusion in order to bring resiliency and access to talent in an environment disrupted by demographic shifts, technology, value chain disintermediation, and human behavior evolution. 

She is also the Program Director, Strategic Workforce Planning and HR Business Partners Councils at The Conference Board facilitating conversations with Fortune 500 corporations-members on building
new global workforce strategies to deliver business performance. Additionally, she is the Human Capital Analytics Institute Leader at The Conference Board shaping its research agenda.

Stela is the Founder, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of, a non-profit organization extending the work horizon for women, empowering them to thrive in the workplace of the future.

Most recently, Stela established and led the people analytics functions at Fidelity Investments and TIAA where she developed analytics capabilities across the organizations and enabled data-driven
workforce decision making. 

Previously, Stela led the HR Strategy and Social Analytics function at IBM where she built the “future of work” strategy for IBM. One outcome was the sentiment analysis solution which is now used to understand the engagement of IBM’s global and complex workforce. She brought to these initiatives her consulting experience acquired at Price Waterhouse and the successor organizations – PwC Consulting and IBM Global Business Services.

Stela is the co-founder of the Strategic HR Analytics Meet-up group bringing together over 1,200 members in the NYC area to collaborate and shape prospective thinking around people analytics.
She has been recognized as one of the Top 100 HR Influencers in 2018 by Engagedly, top 40 global Influencers in HR Tech by Digital HR Tech, and is the judge for MIT’s Inclusive Innovation

She holds a diploma in Mathematics and Computer Science, speaks English, Romanian and Russian, has a patent pending for a social sentiment analysis tool, and is a sought-after speaker on
the topics of People Analytics and the Future of Work. Follow Stela on twitter @slupusho and

Stela lives in Summit, NJ with her husband, three children, a cat and a fish.

Areas of Expertise: future of work; workplace inclusion; women 50+, mega-trends; gig economy; HR Strategy; workforce strategy; people analytics; social analytics; HR Analytics
function start-up, consulting and advisory.


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