Edward Houghton is the CIPD's Research Advisor for Human Capital Metrics and Standards. He is responsible for leading the organisation's human capital research work stream exploring various aspects of human capital management, theory and practice; including the measurement and evaluation of the skills and knowledge of the workforce. He has a particular interest in the role of human capital in driving economic productivity, innovation and corporate social
Before joining the CIPD in 2013 Edward completed a number of research roles in government and higher education. Most recently he was a Knowledge Transfer Associate at the University of Bristol leading an innovative knowledge exchange programme between the university and Barclays bank. Over 3 years he managed research investigating business culture, corporate social responsibility and community investment. In this role he specialised in qualitative and quantitative social research techniques and strategic project design, developing metrics for the organisation's flagship community investment programme in the UK. Prior to this Edward held a number of research analyst roles in regional and local government as well as the private sector, including at the East Midlands Development Agency, Leicester City Council and the Transport Research Laboratory.
Hear about current research by the CIPD in to HR technology and HR analytics, in particular the work being conducted with CIMA and others investigating how organisations are measuring and reporting on their human capital. The discussion will focus on:
- Barriers to better measurement and reporting in large organisations
- Perspectives of external stakeholders and investors on human capital data
- the impact of HR technology on data utilisation in HR
18:30 - arrival & refreshments
19:00 - welcome and start of presentation
20:30 - finish
This session is free to attend, refreshments will be provided.
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