Jeffrey Higgins

CEO, Human Capital Management Institute

Mr. Higgins is the chief executive officer of the Human Capital Management Institute, a driving force in Workforce analytics at leading companies who transform workforce data into a source of value creation via planning and predictive modeling. With his unique combination of experience as both a senior HR executive and former CFO, Jeff helps organizations around the world rapidly advance their analytics & workforce planning journey. He is a regular speaker at HR events, is a member of the Human Capital Institute National Advisory Council on Talent Leadership and has been a member of the PricewaterhouseCoopers Saratoga Institute advisory council. Previously, Mr. Higgins was executive vice president of client services at Inform a global workforce analytics and planning organization, executive vice president of Workforce Planning at Countrywide Financial Corp., and held senior human resources leadership roles at The Irvine Company and IndyMac Bancorp Inc. Mr. Higgins also spent 15 years in finance and accounting roles of increasing responsibility for companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Baxter International and Colgate Palmolive.

Upcoming Conference Sessions Featuring Jeffrey Higgins


Learn to Influence with Business Acumen

HR is often perceived by corporate leaders as being out of step with the rest of the business. To help counteract that perception, HR professionals need to develop their business acumens. This workshop will help you learn about financial measures, statements, and concepts so that you can speak the language of the business.

In this workshop, CFO-turned-HR-guru Jeff Higgins will share how business leaders think and the type of information they expect in business cases and financial statements. HR analytics professional Rachel Baghelai, Ph.D. will share her experiences as an external and internal consultant ending the finance-HR standoff. Rachel will discuss how HR professionals can communicate effectively with business partners to create more valuable analytics and insights.

You will learn:

How to increase your financial acumen
The key elements to include in any business case
How to partner with finance

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