Big Data's Impact on Workforce Success & Equity

  • Tuesday, April 06, 2021
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Online via Zoom


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Big Data’s Impact on Workforce Success & Equity

An Online Talk with Haig Nalbantian
founder of the Workforce Sciences Institute at Mercer

Moderated by Danielle Gonzalez
1 Berkshire Board Chair and Director of Human Resources at Williams College

April 6th, 7pm Eastern
Live & Online via Zoom

Free & open to all; click here to register

What strategies are organizations using to achieve critical objectives through their employees? What is the latest thinking on workforce productivity and an equitable workplace?  How do boomer and millennial workers differ?

Haig Nalbantian, founder of the Workforce Sciences Institute at Mercer, and moderator Danielle Gonzales, Director of Human Resources at Williams College and Board Chair at 1Berkshire, will discuss the lessons from and application of recent studies on workforce success. Using big data and advanced analytics, the Institute maps people practices and identifies factors that effective employers are using to attract, retain, and enhance productivity in equitable workplaces.

Organized by the Tech Impact Forum, a partnership between the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College, the Berkshire Innovation Center and 1Berkshire, this dialogue is free and open to the public.  

Haig Nalbantian is a labor and organizational economist, and founding partner of the Workforce Sciences Institute at Mercer, which he leads. The Institute studies internal labor markets in organizations through the application of big data to analyze human capital practices.  Nalbantian focuses on practices that improve productivity, equity, culture, the economic impact of workforce management techniques, and organizational outcomes.

Nalbantian is an internationally recognized expert and lecturer, and has published widely in leading academic and professional journals. His Harvard Business Review article, “Making Mobility Matter,” received the Academy of Management’s 2010 award for “Outstanding Practitioner-oriented Publication." Nalbantian co-authored the prize-winning book on human capital measurement and management, Play to Your Strengths (McGraw Hill, 2004) and co-authored the newly released World Economic Forum/Mercer study of global talent mobility, “Talent Mobility Good Practices: Collaboration at the Core of Driving Economic Growth.” He has been on the faculty of economics at New York University and was a research scientist at its C.V. Starr Center for Applied Economics.

Danielle Gonzalez leads the human resources team at Williams College. Her responsibilities include strategic planning, policy development, and HR forecasting and workforce effectiveness. Danielle and her staff are involved day-to-day in the diverse and complex arenas of employee relations, compensation, organizational and programs development, workplace concerns, and legal compliance. Ms. Gonzalez is a member of the College & University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) and Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and currently serves as Board Chair at 1Berkshire. 

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