The Real Economists of HR Technology: Using Big Data to Drive HR Decision-Making

The world is changing rapidly — making it hard for many HR organizations to keep up. Shifts in workforce and labor economics in emerging markets are about to affect traditional human capital management models. The average age of experienced workers in the U.S., Europe and Asia is increasing, and they’re more likely to change jobs frequently. Meanwhile, the supply of young, tech-savvy workers is growing in other parts of the world like South America and Africa — outside of the scope of most talent acquisition strategies. HR Tech will feature a panel of economists from three of the biggest talent acquisition solution providers presenting about these important trends, and how you can best leverage the trends and data in your talent strategies.

Panelist include:

Andrew Chamberlain, Chief Economist of Glassdoor

Dr. Andrew Chamberlain is chief economist at Glassdoor. He oversees the research program at Glassdoor, providing analysis and commentary on labor market trends. He is an applied microeconomist who has written widely on labor markets and public policy. His work has been published in academic journals, cited in U.S. congressional testimony, and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, NPR, BBC and many others. He is a regular guest on a variety of television and radio programs. Previously Andrew served as a policy economist in Washington, D.C., and as chief economist at Columbia Economics, L.L.C. Andrew received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, San Diego, and bachelor’s degrees in economics and business administration from the University of Washington in Seattle.

Kyle Lagunas, Principal Analyst or IDC

Kyle Lagunas is research manager and principal analyst for IDC’s Emerging Trends in Talent Acquisition and Staffing research practice. In this role, Kyle leads IDC’s research on the most recent developments in recruiting and staffing software, services, and consulting. This research puts talent acquisition into the broader context of an integrated talent strategy. Prior to joining IDC, Kyle founded Lighthouse Research & Advisory where he conducted independent research in talent trends and technologies as Principal Analyst. Before setting out on his own, he launched the talent acquisition practice at Brandon Hall Group and led major research projects on the state of talent acquisition, high-performance recruitment marketing, and onboarding as a driver of employee engagement. As the HR Analyst at Software Advice — a Gartner company — he supported the newly-created lead generation practice for HR technology vendors through a successful brand and content marketing strategy. Kyle is a frequent speaker and writer and his work has been featured in Forbes, The New York Times, Business Insider, Information Weekly, and HRO Today.

Tara Sinclair, Senior Fellow of Indeed

Tara Sinclair is an associate professor of economics and international affairs at George Washington University and a senior fellow of the Indeed Hiring Lab. She has a PhD in economics from Washington University in St. Louis and her research focuses on modeling, explaining, and forecasting trends in the labor market and other macroeconomic variables both in the US and worldwide. For the Hiring Lab, Tara is working on research projects using Indeed’s unique data to develop new insights into the labor market.

Josh Wright, Chief Economist of iCIMS

Josh Wright currently serves as the Chief Economist at iCIMS, where he is responsible for analyzing proprietary and external data to produce fresh insights on emerging trends in the U.S. labor market. Josh has nearly 15 years of experience, including on staff at the Federal Reserve, where he helped build the Fed’s mortgage-backed securities (MBS) portfolio of more than $1 trillion, among other responses to the global financial crisis. Josh graduated from Yale University where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree, and earned his Master of Public Policy in Economics from Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Josh has published original research everywhere from academic journals to popular blogs, and his insights on the state of the labor market and the U.S. economy as a whole have been quoted by a variety of major media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fortune, The Associated Press, and Bloomberg.

If you’re wondering how will organizations big and small leverage macro and micro data to meet the needs of changing, more global business models? What will the future workforce look like? How will it be employed and deployed? What can talent leaders do today to prepare for tomorrow? This session is a must attend at HR Tech 2017.