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    MVHRA Meeting presentation "HR Analytics: What to know and what to do"

    Date: June 19, 2019, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    Great River Medical Center - Blackhawk Room
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    “HR Analytics: What to know and what to do”

    Presented by: Jennifer Palar, PhD, MOL, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

    Assistant Professor of Management at St. Ambrose University

    During this presentation, Dr. Jennifer Palar will lead a business analytics program designed to challenge participants’ critical thinking and strategic planning skills in two parts.  The primary focus of the first part of the program will be largely on overall organization strategy through integration of multiple departments’ impact on human capital and other business outcomes. The second part of the program will be quantitative in nature and upon completion of this program participants should be able to offer analytical support in the decision-making process related to budgeting, human capital planning, and other strategic initiatives.

                                          In this presentation attendees will learn how to:

    • Identifying appropriate questions to be informed by data
    • Gather (a) appropriate data through (b) collections methods
    • Use statistics to analyze HR data
    • Interpret data analysis results
    • Tie results to answer business & HR questions

    Speaker’s Background & Experience: Dr. Jennifer Palar is a self-described HR enthusiast and extrovert extraordinaire.  She started her career in HR around age 9, found her fit, and never left.  She held multiple HR positions as a practitioner, most recently as a Regional Human Resources Manager in the building materials industry with responsibility for more than 110 locations across the Midwest.  Being very passionate about the impact of HR on the strategic objectives and outcomes of firms, her most recent position prompted her to pursue her Ph.D. in strategy.  Since that time her work in strategy and HR has been presented around the globe at businesses, universities, and conferences, and she is on a mission to change the way strategy and HR are taught, viewed, and valued. 

    Jennifer holds a Ph.D. in Strategic Management from the University of Mississippi and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from St. Ambrose University.  She also holds multiple designations including Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the Human Resources Certification Institute and SHRM-Senior Certified Professional (SCP) from the Society for Human Resource Management.  She is currently an Assistant Professor of Management at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. 

    HRCI for 1.0 (General) PHR/SPHR Recertification Credit Hour

    SHRM Approved for 1.0 SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Professional Development Credit

    “The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program.

    It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.”