Informing Talent Decisions with Data

Person Showing Charts to Co-WorkersAs a leader in the 21st century, the talent your organization is able to attract, develop and retain is critical to success.  Harnessing the information your organization has on its existing talent can give you a strong competitive advantage.  But with so many sources of data and different ways of analyzing and interpreting the data, this is no easy task.

This course will empower managers to bring a data-driven perspective to their organizations for any decision regarding talent. This is accomplished by:

  • Learning the modern talent data analytic landscape
  • Understanding the strengths and limitations of talent data
  • Uncovering your inner talent analyst

Come into the office confident that, if you have to make a decision regarding talent, you know what data to seek out and what questions to ask.  This will help you make informed decisions with your own team and give you a credible voice in company-wide conversations.



  • A practical understanding of modern talent analytics
  • A playbook for drilling deeper into analytic results
  • A healthy appreciation of the pitfalls around talent data
  • An awareness of what talent analytic tools are on the market
  • A tool set for taking sustainable action based on insights
  • An understanding of the roles of big data and machine learning in talent analytics

***IMPORTANT NOTE: Although not a pre-requisite, it is recommended that “People Analytics” be taken prior to this course.


Jared Valdron

Jared ValdronJared leads the development of the people analytics function at GitHub, where he is currently building out an automated reporting strategy and acting as a consultant on a variety of talent projects.  Before working at GitHub, Jared worked as a consultant for organizations such as Namely, Rogers and the University of Waterloo.Jared has a strong background in organizational and data sciences, achieved through a combination of formal education and work experience.  He is passionate about making analytic insights accessible in the people space, and enjoys when analytical frameworks he's developed drive impactful decisions in organizations.
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  • Dates and Fees


    8:30 am – 4:30 pm

    $825 + HST

    Receive 10% off when registering for 3 or 4 courses or 15% off when registering for 5 or more.

    All meals and parking included.

    Cancellation Policy

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  • Who Should Attend?

    This course is for anyone who consistently has to make decisions regarding talent (either senior leaders or those who run talent-related programs) or anyone who wants to build a career as a talent analyst, and would like to learn about how data can inform decisions in the modern workplace

  • The Setting

    Classes are held at the:

    DeGroote School of Business
    Ron Joyce Centre
    4350 South Service Road
    Burlington, ON
    L7L 5R8

    The Ron Joyce Centre is easily accessible from the QEW and Go train service.

  • Learn More

    For more information, please contact Lynn Petruzzella at or by telephone at 905-525-9140 Ext. 20509.