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Digital HR Leaders with David Green

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In this series, David Green will be speaking to a range of senior HR leaders who are pushing a data-driven and digital HR agenda. There is an increasing need for HR professionals to become more digitally and numerically literate – to acquire the skills necessary to process, produce and leverage digi… read more


32. Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic on The Importance of Storytelling in People Analytics

The guest on this week's podcast is Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic. Cole honed her skills in Google's fabled people analytics team and now helps people and organisations become better at storytelling with data, making sense of data, and weaving them into compelling stories that drive action.

Many people I speak to in our field tell me that storytelling is the last mile problem in people analytics. If you don't tell the story in a compelling way that resonates with your audience, then it is highly likely that no action will be taken. That means all your hard work in collecting, cleaning, and analysing data will be a waste of time.

In our conversation Cole and I discuss:

  • Why good storytelling is so important when it comes to data visualisation
  • Three tips to improve your storytelling with data skills
  • How to adapt your story depending on the audience
  • Whether AI and Automation is a threat or an opportunity for HR

This episode is a must listen for anyone in a workforce or people analytics role, HR business partners and indeed any HR or business professional who has to communicate data as part of their role.

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