Inform Announces New Workshop on Critical Decisions in Launching Workforce Analytics

Washington, DC — March 19, 2010 — Inform, the global leader in analytics and workforce planning, today announced availability of a new workshop aimed at teaching HR professionals how to prepare for the launch of a workforce analytics program.

The 3-hour session, titled “Rollout Planning for Workforce Analytics: Critical Decisions in Launching a Measurement Program” will be offered as a complimentary pre-Conference workshop on Sunday, April 18th, ahead of the full Inform 2010 Workforce Analytics & Planning Conference (April 19th and 20th, in Washington, DC).

Featuring a mix of lecture, case examples, individual assignments, and group discussion, the workshop walks participants through a step-by-step framework of critical decisions to consider when designing a workforce analytics program. Attendees will leave the session with a draft rollout plan for use at their organization.

The workshop is open to any individual attending the 2010 Inform Conference; however, seating is limited. To register, please go to the Conference homepage or contact Erin Denlea at 202-589-2668.

In addition to the pre-Conference rollout planning workshop, the Inform Conference offers practitioners the most comprehensive agenda of workforce planning and analytics training and networking available.

Special events include:

Industry Consortia Networking Sessions

Launched in 2008, Inform’s highly successful industry consortia offer HR practitioners unrivalled access to peer networking, best practices, benchmarking data, and industry analytics. Facilitated by Inform experts, the consortia address human capital measurement topics ranging from quantifying the impact of workforce planning to improving the execution of current planning processes. Currently, Inform offers five consortia (Retail, Global Technology, Healthcare, Energy & Utilities, and Financial Services) Consortium members will have the opportunity to attend industry-focused sessions on Day Two of the Inform Conference.

Working Group: Using Employee Surveys for Workforce Analytics

Nicholas Garbis, an Inform Senior Consultant, will host a special working group session in which participants will discuss the value of, and methods for, integrating employee survey results with other workforce data (performance ratings, job categories, position tenures, etc). Additional topics covered include capturing individual-level data while maintaining confidentiality, building engagement and commitment indices, and identifying opportunities for in-depth analytics.

Post-Conference Inform Academy Workshops

Established in 1982, the Inform Academy gives human capital practitioners the expertise and techniques to analyze business data, create workforce plans, and improve the quality of human capital decision-making. Inform will offer four post-Conference workshops, each of which take place over two days:

• Workforce Planning – Foundational
• Workforce Analytics – Foundational
• Financial Metrics for Human Capital
• Analytics Center of Excellence

Each workshop is designed to guide participants through each step of the particular process of terrain, combining instruction on methodologies, frameworks, and applications, case studies, and interactive networking. Click here to learn more or register for a workshop.

“Demonstrated success in executing a vision for workforce analytics requires extensive preparation, clear goals, and ongoing change management,” said Mick Collins, Vice President of Inform. “As such, Inform’s new workshop on rollout planning is ideally suited for HR practitioners seeking a comprehensive roadmap for launching an analytics program. In addition, attendees can maximize their time at the Conference by networking with industry peers, taking additional training classes, and participating in deep dives into `hot-topics’ in workforce analytics, all of which offer unparalleled support for organizations that are building a culture of data-driven decision-making.”

The 2010 Inform Workforce Analytics & Planning Conference will be held on April 19th and 20th, at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC.

About Inform

Inform Business Impact is the global leader in analytics and workforce planning. Over the 28 years since its founding in 1982, Inform’s brilliant and highly experienced leadership team has crafted a rich set of analytics and workforce planning applications anchored by unique intellectual capital. Inform now serves more than 130 customers with their applications and strategic consulting, including 24 of the Fortune 500, such as Comcast, BHP Billiton, Starbucks, MetLife, and many others. To learn more, visit

On February 4, 2010, Inform and SuccessFactors, Inc., the global leader in Business Execution Software, announced that they had entered into a definitive agreement under which SuccessFactors will acquire Inform. The acquisition is expected to close in Q3 2010, subject to customary closing conditions. For more information please visit

Contact Information:

Mick Collins
Vice President

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