Jun 2023 – HR Data: The Key To Delivering Real Value

This webinar on HR Data brought home the importance of understanding the value of people data not just to HR but to the business as a whole.

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This webinar on HR Data brought home the importance of understanding the value of people data not just to HR but to the business as a whole.

Sponsored by Cezanne HR the webinar featured insights and experience from Craig McCoy, Senior Interim HR professional & Chair of London HR Connection, John Hixon, Chief Operating Officer, Cezanne HR and Peter Hall, Head of Customer Success at Cezanne HR.

With data technology now more available and sophisticated than ever before, the panel affirmed that businesses need to understand why they want to collect, analyse and use HR data in the first place in order to get the most from their solutions. Systems are no longer simply there to support businesses, but also to identify trends, outliers and issues which require HR’s work. Data can show ROI on people related initiatives as well as underpinning business operations. And while the panel agreed company Boards sometimes appear to under-value HR data and the systems around it, there is no doubt that the use of HR data can give the function a stronger voice at higher levels of an organisation.

The conversation highlighted the reasons for HR to build effective HR data systems, identifying the important data within their organisations as well as how to ensure the correct data is being used. While people data is certainly important to HR there was a recognition that data should also come from other areas of the business and correlate with other departments such as finance and operations.

The advent of SaaS solutions has certainly made HR systems more accessible for some businesses and they have the potential to bring together a wealth of information for the good of the organisation. However, this hasn’t removed the need for careful and systematic work by HR recognising the way data is created by a business and the value that can be derived from its use and analysis.



About Cezanne HR

Trusted by thousands of HR professionals worldwide, Cezanne HR provides modular end-to-end HR software and managed payroll services for UK & global businesses. Their software dramatically reduces HR admin overheads, turns HR data into meaningful reports, and connects & engages employees, wherever they are.



Craig McCoy: Senior Interim HR professional & Chair of London HR Connection

Craig McCoy has spent nearly 40 years in various HR positions, first in permanent roles and latterly, deliberately as an interim.

His early career was in tech and the media sector including companies such as BSkyB and BT.

In the last decade he has worked extensively in the healthcare sector working with companies as they restructure, grow and acquire other companies.


John Hixon: Chief Operating Officer - Cezanne HR

With over twenty years’ experience under his belt in the HCM Tech industry, Cezanne HR’s Chief Operating Officer John Hixon has been a driving force behind the company’s meteoric rise.

From ambitious startup to one of the leading SaaS HR brands, over the past ten years, John has been instrumental in developing an HRIS platform that brings people and businesses together.

His expertise has directly led to the development of a market-leading modular platform that covers the entire lifecycle and is trusted by thousands of HR professionals the world over: from onboarding and absence management, to performance management, deep-dive analytics and most recently, a new managed payroll service.


Peter Hall: Head of Customer Success - Cezanne HR

MCIPD-qualified Peter Hall is the Head of Customer Success at rapidly-growing HR SaaS provider Cezanne HR.

He’s been with the business since its launch in 2013, and has over a decade’s-worth of experience in successfully implementing HR software solutions for global clients.

His day-to-day duties include working and dealing with complex HR data, and providing support and training for Cezanne HR’s ever-expanding client base.


Simon Kent: Head of Content - The HR World

Simon Kent: Head of Content - The HR World

Simon Kent has been a freelance journalist in the field of HR and the workplace for over 20 years.

He cut his teeth travelling the country asking people what they did for a living for The Guardian and developing an interest in how work and employees are managed.

He has written extensively for the national press, business and professional publications dedicated to general and specific HR functions, taking in HR tech, pay and benefits, legal, training, recruitment and more.

He has edited HR and public sector magazines, digging out the best stories and liaising with senior level personnel and high-profile public sector leaders to bring great content to readers.

He has written books, blogs, white papers, features, profile, case studies and more. He has chaired round tables and brought high quality coverage online to a diverse platforms as electronic media has evolved.

He continues to be motivated to find the stories and subjects that matter most to readers and ensure they deliver value every time.

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