HR Data Labs – Season 1 – Episode 5 – Kerrian Bard Fournier – Setting up HR for Success incorporating HR Analytics using: Capabilities, Priorities and Focus

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This episode features unique insights from my very good friend Kerrian Bard Fournier. We talk about Kerrian’s background setting up and using People Analytics in her past and how those lessons can encourage HR to build the skills necessary to be successful with analytics.

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Today’s guest is the queen of quality questions, and full of energy. We have Kerrian Bard Fournier, the CEO & Founder of Vybrante Ventures, a professional services company dedicated to unlocking the highest level of performance for innovative companies, teams, and professionals by igniting their vibrancy and innovation. Kerrian has 25+ years of experience in the corporate world on Wall Street, Strategy/Risk Consulting, and Technology firms. She is passionate about unleashing everyone’s highest selves whether they’re an aspiring leader or the CEO of a company.

Let’s jump in and talk about the three factors you need to set up HR Functions successfully. 

[00:01 – 03:42] Opening Segment

  • Let’s get to know Kerrian
  • Kerrian gives a bit of background on herself and today’s topic
    • Combo of these three factors 

[03:43 – 12:36] HR Analytics Needs to Be Taught Through a Person’s Strengths 

  • Kerrian breaks down what she means by a person’s strengths 
  • The benefits of teaching this way
  • The importance of asking better questions 

[12:37 – 16:42] Aligning Priorities

  • Kerrian talks about how to align priorities based on the needs of the business 
  • Knowing the priorities can lead you to make informed decisions on data quality
  • The example of turnover 

[16:43 – 21:39] Where HR Should Focus it’s Time When it Comes to HR Analytics

  • Kerrian talks about finding business champions and HR leaders together 
  • Taking your data to managers 
  • Don’t try to convert or convince everyone in the room

[21:40 – 27:20] Closing Segment

  • Summary of our conversation 
  • Kerrian talks about allowing yourself to go on the journey with the business 
  • Standing up for ourselves 
  • Final Words

Tweetable Quotes:

“You have to understand your why, you have to understand where you’re going and why, and in the end, it’s all about your ‘e-factor,’ your energy frame that you then act through.” – Kerrian Bard Fournier 

“If you come in with answers you’re missing the point. You should always be leading with those diagnostic questions…” – Kerrian Bard Fournier 

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This show is brought to you by Turetsky Consulting LLC, our company providing business consulting on Analytics, HR Processes, and Rewards with a focus on getting answers that organizations need by demystifying People Analytics.  

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