Quality of Attrition Presentation at Workforce Analytics Forum – October 23, 2012


ATLANTA, October 16, 2012–The Head Coach of HR Metrics Coach, Mary Ann Downey, will speak at the upcoming 2012 IHRIM Workforce Analytics Forum on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 in Atlanta. She will be speaking on Quality of Attrition — Management’s Favorite People Metric.

“Organizations measure attrition more than any other people metric, but it is important to consider if these measurements are what management cares about or what truly impacts the bottom line,” said Daniel Gibson, HR Analytics Consultant, ING Americas. This presentation will teach attendees how high- versus low-performing organizations measure attrition; how to determine which employee segments to measure; how to tell management the story; and tips to avoid common pitfalls.

In her narrative presentation, Downey will walk the audience through:

• the dilemma for a new HR Analytics Manager;
• what management wants and their reactions;
• what Quality of Attrition means to an organization;
• recommended measurements for attrition; and
• the steps to calculating Quality of Attrition

The audience will also be the first to see the release of the Quality of Attrition Scoreboard, HR Metrics Coach’s new easy-to-use, Excel-based tool, designed to allow HR professionals to create visual displays around customized populations, goals, weighted levels of importance, and crosstabs for an organization’s attrition data.

Seats are still available for the 2012 IHRIM Workforce Analytics Forum. Please visit the following web site for the full agenda and registration details: http://www.ihrim.org/Events/WorkforceForum/Index.htm

The Workforce Analytics Forum provides the unique opportunity for HR professionals to gather together and learn from one another in a participative and collegial environment. The goal of the event is to create a learning environment and networking opportunity that facilitates the exchange of information about Workforce Analytics. Forum attendees will learn how workforce analytics are being used to help organizations make more strategic human capital and business decisions.

Mary Ann Downey, Head Coach of HR Metrics Coach, has been a practitioner in large global organizations such as Caterpillar, General Motors and ING Research and served as a Director for workforce productivity think tank: i4cp. She founded her consulting firm, HR Metrics Coach, in July 2011. She has been published in People & Strategy Journal, Talent Management and Diversity Executive. Mary Ann holds a Juris Doctorate & Master’s Degree in Human Resources and Industrial Relations.

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