The 2-day seminar is designed to help attendees understand why HR must support recommendations on workforce management strategies and programs to decision-makers with relevant and compelling evidence. Although professional expertise and judgment are valuable in developing strategies and programs the use of quantitative evidence is increasingly used to complement judgment.


The emergence of data analytics, artificial intelligence and other tools for making better decisions has been acknowledged by marketing, finance, operations and other functions. HR needs to increase the use of scientific methods to discover what impacts the outcomes that result when adopting specific strategies and programs. HR practitioners must understand quantitative methods and how they can be applied to forecast what impact decisions will have on the effectiveness of the workforce.


Course Details: 


1. To ensure attendees understand the concepts and principles of sound decision-making and how evidence can inform decision-making and provide support for recommendations to executive management.

2. To demonstrate how the scientific method can be used to formulate and test hypotheses and to structure issues and problems.

3. To inform attendees about how quantitative methods and technology can be used to find relevant data and other forms of evidence and analyze alternative strategies.

4. To demonstrate how statistical techniques can be applied to common problems.

5. To engage attendees in applying evidence using case studies.


Day 1

I. Sound Decision-Making

• Defining issues/problems

• Identifying alternative approaches to finding solutions

• Structuring the decision-making process

• Determining what evidence is required for making informed decisions


II. Finding and Analyzing Evidence

• Identifying sources of relevant and usable data

• Turning data into information

• Tools for data analysis

• Incorporating qualitative evidence into the analysis

• Formulating conclusions based on evidence


III. Developing and Presenting Recommendations


Day 2

I. Applying Evidence To Decision-Making


II. Finding and evaluating relevant evidence

• Data

• Professional knowledge

• Judgment/ingenuity


III. Analyzing evidence

• Data analytics

• Artificial intelligence

• Benchmarking


IV. Basing recommendations on evidence

Who should attend

• HR practitioners and managers at all levels; Management personnel responsible for global/diverse workforces.



• Presentations
• Exercises
• Case Studies
• Discussion


Robert Greene

Dr. Robert J. Greene has a PhD (Applied Behavioral Science) from Northwestern University, an MBA (Human Resource Management) from the University of Chicago and BA (Economics) from University of Texas and has over thirty years of industry and consulting experience with organizations on formulating and evaluating human resource management strategies and designing, implementing, administering and evaluating performance and compensation management programs. He also provides counsel on defining, assessing and reshaping organizational culture and effectively managing cross-cultural workforces.
Dr. Greene's professional's certifications include:
• Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR)
• Global Remuneration Professional (GRP)
• Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)
• Certified Compensation Professional (CCP)
• Certified Benefits Professional (CBP)
• Certified Professional In Human Resources & Compensation (CPHRC)
• Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP)
Co-authored "Rewarding Performance Globally: Reconciling The Global - Local Dilemma", Dr. Greene has published over 100 articles, white papers and book chapters HR management and was awarded the first Keystone Award for achieving the highest level of excellence in the field by the American Compensation Association (now WorldAtWork).
He was a principal designer of the CCP, GRP, PHR, SPHR and CPHRC certification programs and brought the GRP program to Singapore at its inception, working in conjunction with the Singapore National Employers Federation. He has taught and spoken around the world and was an expert advisor to the SHRM Global Learning System and principal author of the SHRM Learning System module on Compensation, as well as several certification courses in the GRP and CPHRC certification programs.
He is also a faculty member for DePaul University's MBA & MSHR degree programs globally.

Administrative Details:

Scheduled Dates

• 27 & 28 August 2018


• Two days

• 9 am to 5.30 pm


A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded at the end of the course.


• S$ 1250 for Community

• S$ 1280 for Non-Subscribers


• Coffee & tea with snacks during the morning and afternoon breaks

• Buffet lunch with vegetarian & halal options

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