HR has Data Scientists? How the Gates Foundation Visualized People Data to Discover Insights

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is a data driven organization, from investments in U.S. education, to development projects in Bangladesh. The appetite for data is just as strong with regards to our people data, with C-level management and their chiefs of staff, as well as HR leaders, relying on accurate, current and historical data views to inform decision making.

As a Workday client, our HR Analytics team has built upon that great platform, surfacing data in Tableau and adding value beyond what is easily visible in the native environment. Our dashboards focus on many common workplace needs, such as headcount planning, career movement, recruiting and workforce planning.

In this session, we are pleased to share our need and solution for standing up a self-service business intelligence (BI) culture among our Cross-Division Chiefs & HR leaders.

In this session we will cover the following topics:

  • Innovative Integrations: extracting, preparing and surfacing Workday, Brassring, Outlook and other data (soon with Alteryx) to provide current and historical insights
  • Design & Collaboration: dynamic insights and dashboards, as well as the essential role of thought partnership with, and educating, business experts
  • Let me see!: live demonstration of the structure of our Workday data feeds and Tableau HR analytics dashboards, embedded in SharePoint Online
  • Our roadmap: the next steps envisioned in our long term plan, including more frequent refreshes with the addition of Alteryx

Featured speakers: 

Jon Agnone

Senior Analyst, Workforce Analytics, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Jacob Boysen

Senior Analyst, Workforce Analytics, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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