Rachel Baghelai, Ph.D.

Senior Manager of Workforce Analytics, Groupon

Rachel Baghelai is an industrial/organizational psychologist who has experience both as an external and internal consultant to HR practice leaders. Her unique combination of education and experience allows her to approach each new project and opportunity with a focus on both the analytical and human components within the organizational framework. She is currently the Sr Manager of Workforce Analytics at Groupon. Her specialties include measurement and evaluation, surveys, advanced statistics, reporting, and data visualization. Prior to her current role, Rachel was the Sr Manager of HR Strategy and Analytics at Abbott and held external consulting roles at Corporate Executive Board, KnowledgeAdvisors, and Valtera. She holds a Ph.D. in Business Psychology and a Master’s in Business Services Management.

Upcoming Conference Sessions Featuring Rachel Baghelai, Ph.D.


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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