Lecture Series: People Analytics @ Work

People Analytics @ Work: On the Digitized Value Chain of Human Resource Management, the Meaning of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence for Research and Practice

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Past event — 23 January 2019

Kühne Logistics University
Grosser Grasbrook 17, 20457 Hamburg, Room Forum

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Ramon Wenzel

Business School of The University of Western Australia and the Centre for Social Impact


Analytics, algorithms, and apps increasingly promise to dramatically innovate and advance Human Resource Management (HRM). As the substantive and empirical backing and effect often remain obscure, there is untapped potential for researchers to embrace this new era.

This talk illustrates and interprets where the Big Data and Artificial Intelligence development currently stands vis-à-vis the digitization of HRM, and what future developments and challenges we can expect in relation to the inner workings and at work.

Examples concerning recruitment, development, retention, and performance highlight how wide ranging technological innovation are ever more confronting the management and research of people, work, and organisations.


Ramon Wenzel, PhD is Research Assistant Professor at the University of Western Australia.
He draws on human psychology and organisational management to understand and support people, performance and purpose. For his work, he employs traditional and modern analytics, and follows closely the development of tech and data science.

He developed an online suite of workforce analytics to enhance firm competitiveness through increased staff retention, performance, engagement, learning and wellbeing – currently deployed to the Australian non-profit sector: learningforpurpose.org/analytics

His work has been published in Organizational Research Methods, the SIOP Frontier Series, and various landmark reports through which he seeks to translate research into practice. He has attracted external funding worth over $1.1m from the Australian Research Council, and multiple corporate and philanthropic entities.

Ramon is Research Assistant Professor at the Centre for Social Impact and Business School of The University of Western Australia from where he also received his PhD and Master of Commerce in Organisational Behaviour & Human Resource Management.  

More about Ramon Wenzel: ramon.wenzel@uwa.edu.au


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