Predictive Analytics in Workforce Planning: Morphing the Talent Management function from a support department to a true strategic partner adding value to your organization is at the heart of the 2018 Human Resources main challenges. One way to achieve this goal is by mastering two key new HR skills: Strategic Workforce Planning and Data Analytics. This presentation defines what Strategic Workforce Planning means to Parkland Health and Hospital System, presents an operational example of Strategic Workforce Planning and addresses the future trend that are currently assessed by Parkland’s Talent Management department.
Sebastien Girard, MBA
Vice President & Chief Workforce Officer
Sebastien Girard joined Parkland Health and Hospital System in December 2015 with nearly 20 years of experience as an industry-recognized employment market professional. Sebastien leads his team to success and helps them navigate through a variety of circumstances, including but not limited to: operational challenges, rapid growth, emerging market needs, economic downturns and large acquisitions and restructuring efforts.
Mr. Girard previously served as Senior Vice President at Randstad USA, where he oversaw North East U.S. operations. Sebastien has a diverse background across P&L/operations management, people leadership, sales force management and defining and implementing talent acquisition models across industries (healthcare, manufacturing, food and beverage, finance and accounting, aerospace and more).
Prior to his work at Randstad USA, Sebastien served at Randstad Canada from 2001 to 2010 serving as Executive Vic President in 2009 and 2010. In his tenure, Sebastien spearheaded double digit organic growth year-over-year for seven straight years while maintaining a Canadian Top 50 Best Places to Work status (rank: 12) and Canadian Top 50 Best Places to Work for Women (rank: 5).
Sebastien has seven years of large retail store management experience previous to working with Randstad. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).