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On Friday 4 November, the Amsterdam People Analytics Centre (APAC, part of the ABS Leadership & Management section) organised its first APAC Industry Network event. APAC hosts an Industry Network event twice a year to facilitate networking, knowledge sharing, and building practitioner-academic collaborations in the area of people analytics.

People analytics professionals from around 20 companies and colleagues from APAC were present at the Industry Network event held at the Amsterdam Business School.

Helping employees and organisations thrive

The event featured people analytics experts Jean-Paul Lucassen (NS Dutch Railways) and MariĆ«lle Sonnenberg (Wolters Kluwer). Both spoke about their experiences and challenges related to using people analytics. They shared how they use people analytics to attract and retain employees as well as to help employees and organisations thrive. These challenges are very common among different types of companies. They are also the focus of the research projects involving APAC.  The main takeaway was that besides the key role of people analytics to add value through generating insights into the workforce, practitioners can also use people analytics as a tool to support strategy, management, and change.
The inspiring talks led to lively discussions during the presentations and afterwards during the networking session and drinks. The organisers appreciated the positive feedback from participants who enjoyed the programme and networking opportunity.

About APAC

Would you like to know more about people analytics and the work of APAC? You can find more information on the APAC website and LinkedIn page. In addition to research collaborations with organisations and the APAC Industry Network event, APAC also organizes bimonthly Academy sessions: online seminars in which experts present academic research in the area of people analytics. We encourage every who is interested to join our community.