HR Analytics: What to Know & What to Do



Come join us over the lunch hour on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, to hear from Jennifer Palar, not only a member of the  2019 GRHRA Board, but also Assistant Professor of Management at Augustana.


This session will include determining appropriate business and HR questions that need answers (e.g. tying to strategic plans and objectives) and how to compile and clean data. In addition, Jennifer will talk about developing models, running the actual statistics, and interpreting the results. Special focus will be given to tying analysis results to business-related questions in order to improve the problem-solving process.

Objectives of this session:

1.) Identifying appropriate questions to be informed by data

2.) Gathering (a) appropriate data through (b) collections methods

3.) Using statistics to analyze HR data

4.) Interpreting data analysis results

5.) Tying results to answer business & HR questions


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***This program has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit through SHRM and HRCI***


Tuesday, March 19, 2019

11:45 AM to 1:00 PM | Doors open at 11:00 AM

* Speaker begins promptly at 11:45 AM


Box lunches will be available
$15 for GRHRA Members | $30 for GUESTS

(RSVP prior to end of day March 13 to avoid paying a $5.00 late fee)


​Rhythm City Casino, Davenport, IA


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Jennifer Palar:

Dr. Jennifer Palar is a self-described HR enthusiast and extrovert extraordinaire. She started her career in HR around age 9, found her fit, and never left. She held multiple HR positions as a practitioner, most recently as a Regional Human Resources Manager in the building materials industry with responsibility for more than 110 locations across the Midwest. Being very passionate about the impact of HR on the strategic objectives and outcomes of firms, her most recent position prompted her to pursue her Ph.D. in strategy. Since that time her work in strategy and HR has been presented around the globe at businesses, universities, and conferences, and she is on a mission to change the way strategy and HR are taught, viewed, and valued.


Jennifer holds a Ph.D. in Strategic Management from the University of Mississippi and a Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership from St. Ambrose University. She also holds multiple designations including Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the Human Resources Certification Institute and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SCP) from the Society for Human Resource Management. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Management at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. When she is not teaching or presenting, Jennifer enjoys cooking, dancing, and spending time with her husband and two Labrador retrievers.





Tuesday, 03/19/19 at 11:00am - 1:00pm | iCal


Rhythm City Casino
7077 Elmore Avenue
Davenport, IA 52807 USA

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Look Who's Coming:

Beverly Curtis
Matthew De Bisschop
Nicholas Hanna
Sarah Wallace
Cathy Graf
Tracy Schwind
Jennifer Bohler
Kathy Sidlinger
... a total of 8 guests.
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