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Attracting and Retaining Top Talent Algorithmically

The NYU Tandon School of Engineering Hosts Conference on HR Analytics

Industry Leaders Will Discuss the Cutting Edge of Career Matching and Tracking


BROOKLYN, New York, Monday, May 14, 2018 – As companies battle to attract and retain top job candidates, they possess a powerful tool: career matching and tracking platforms that enable human resource managers to harness data to make effective, evidence-driven decisions. On Friday, May 18, 2018, the NYU Tandon School of Engineering will host “Career Matching and Tracking Analytics: New Frontiers in Driving Talent Management,” a free afternoon conference presented by the Department of Technology Management and Innovation in cooperation with the school’s affiliate chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (PolySHRM) and the International Association of Human Resource Information Management (IHRIM).

Attendees will join human capital analytics experts from IBM, Mercer, PepsiCo, and SAP SuccessFactors, and others as they discuss their approaches to career matching and tracking, which are central in creating effective talent management systems to recruit, develop, and retain hard-to- replace high performers and knowledge workers.

“Companies of all sizes are realizing that new analytic approaches are needed in order to drive the various facets of talent management,” says Harold G. Kaufman, a professor emeritus in the Department of Technology Management and Innovation, who organized the conference and directs research in human capital analytics. “In an increasingly data-driven age, making HR decisions using only traditional techniques is becoming an obsolete practice.  More and more, smart companies are focusing on innovative developments in human capital analytics to improve career matching and tracking, which will ultimately promote individual as well as organizational success.”

 “Career Matching & Tracking Analytics: New Frontiers in Driving Talent Management” will offer attendees a chance to:

  • Learn about cutting-edge techniques being developed and implemented
  • Network with thought leaders and experts from industry and academia
  • Earn 4.5 credit hours from IHRIM for Human Resource Information Professional (HRIP) certification

The May 18 conference – designed for human capital analytics experts to HR generalists, as well as for faculty and students from various disciplines – will be held from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m., followed by a networking buffet from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the NYU Tandon Pfizer Auditorium, 5 MetroTech Center, in Downtown Brooklyn. Online participation is available.

About the New York University Tandon School of Engineering

The NYU Tandon School of Engineering dates to 1854, the founding date for both the New York University School of Civil Engineering and Architecture and the Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute (widely known as Brooklyn Poly). A January 2014 merger created a comprehensive school of education and research in engineering and applied sciences, rooted in a tradition of invention and entrepreneurship and dedicated to furthering technology in service to society. In addition to its main location in Brooklyn, NYU Tandon collaborates with other schools within NYU, one of the country’s foremost private research universities, and is closely connected to engineering programs at NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai. It operates Future Labs focused on start-up businesses in downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn and an award-winning online graduate program. For more information, visit engineering.nyu.edu.