We all know that the first slide in all our HR/People reports is headcount. Headcount last month, a few months back, and the entire year last year. It's typically a bar graph, showing the ups and downs of your headcount. For the eager analyst, there may also be a trend line. With the help of Maya Carmeli, CEO and Co-Founder of Cally, we are calling BS on current HR metrics. While the HR world has become a bit more interested in metrics, it has become focused on the wrong metrics (or at least useless metrics). Maya calls them vanity metrics and questions the data collection methods that are providing no strategic value for decision making (she LOVES the headcount metric too!). Maya also wants to call BS on siloed HR departments where this data and knowledge about the company and its people are held up. It's time to democratize people metrics to the folks that make decisions every day, your leaders.
Maya is the CEO & Co-founder at Cally, software that gives voice to employees and helps managers be better leaders to their teams. Maya holds a Bachelors in HR and Labor Relations from Rutgers University and a Masters from Cornell’s ILR school. She has a background working in human resources and team consulting, specifically in large companies where she realized that traditional HR is broken. Maya was born in Brooklyn and was raised both in Tel-Aviv and the NY/NJ area. For fun, Maya likes to ski, read academic papers like a nerd, and drink excessive amounts of coffee (like a New Yawker). Find her on Twitter and LinkedIn.