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


Rachel Baghelai, Ph.D.

Senior Manager of Workforce Analytics, Groupon

Jeffrey Higgins

CEO, Human Capital Management Institute