Michael Walsh, Global Talent Management and Organizational Effectiveness Leader, Eaton

People analytics expert Michael Walsh is a data maven. He distills complex data sets into actionable business insights that help organizations improve employee retention, rethink succession planning and elevate talent that may not be promoted in the current system. In his HR leadership role at Eaton, Michael acts on the insights he captures, putting his analytics expertise into practice for the broader organization.

June 2019

In this episode of Let Go & Lead, Michael shares what a strong people analytics team looks like, why it’s critical not to broad-brush demographic assumptions and how people analytics can strengthen diversity and inclusion efforts.

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Episode discussion guide – The Potential of People Analytics

Continue the conversation with others, or take the time for personal reflection, using the below episode discussion guide.

  1. What people data are available in your organization today? Are the data “clean”? If not, what steps can you take to strengthen your available data?
  2. What business challenge are you tackling today that people analytics can help inform? What’s your hypothesis? What will you do differently if the hypothesis is confirmed or not?
  3. How does your organization approach succession planning? In what ways could you use people analytics to strengthen or transform this process?
  4. What gaps do you have in your people analytics organization today? Is there existing talent in your organization who could fill this gap?
  5. Where is your organization today in terms of appetite for people analytics? If nascent, what smaller projects can you scope to begin testing the waters?