HR Roundtable: Data and Evidence

Join a breakfast briefing hosted by WIG with expert independent learning analysts, Towards Maturity and Standard Life Aberdeen. 

We will explore how high-impact learning cultures and high-performing L&D professionals are working in partnership to use evidence-based practice to drive key business drivers: growth, transformation, productivity and performance. The briefing will also cover how you can use evidence to uncover insight that enables you to make better informed L&D investment decisions that lead to greater business impact.

Peter Yarrow, Global Head of Learning & Proposition, Standard Life Aberdeen, will share his journey with evidence and how his team are using data and analytics to help drive learning and organisational transformation within Standard Life Aberdeen.

Towards Maturity are independent L&D market strategists, analysts and leaders in evidence-based L&D, they have been tracking the impact of corporate learning cultures on business performance for over 15 years. 

Towards Maturity support L&D professionals deliver successful learning strategies. Since 2003 they have generated data and insights from more than 7,500 learning professionals and 55,000 learners across 83 countries.

In data collected by Towards Maturity:

• Only 12% of L&D leaders use performance data to measure the impact of learning programmes.

• 56% of L&D leaders mention the lack of analytical skills in-house as a major concern.

• Yet, despite 96% of organisations considering having data analytics skills as a priority, only 24% have it in-house.

• Towards Maturity’s latest Health Check, highlights that only 15% of organisations have managed to improve their ability to gather and analyse data


About the speakers

  • Jane Daly

    Chief Insight Officer, Towards Maturity

    Jane Daly, formerly Global Head of L&D at M&S and with more than 20 years working on all sides of the learning industry, is bringing fresh leadership as the Chief Insight Officer for Towards Maturity, leading their research programme and strategic analyst services. Jane is passionate about evidence-based L&D and is committed to coach clients to sustainably transform their organisational and personal impact.

  • Nadia Khan

    Senior Learning Analyst, Towards Maturity

    Nahdia is a senior L&D & Talent analyst and consultant with over 20 years’ experience of working with leaders across FTSE 250 companies, central government, universities, and key public sector organizations. Nahdia currently manages Towards Maturity’s Insight Services, working internally to ensure successful engagement with Towards Maturity’s L&D practitioner community. She also works closely on TM’s strategic partnerships with the supply-side of the L&D market to work with thought-provoking vendors who want to see the sustainable impact of their learning solutions. Nahdia started her career in talent and learning in the not for profit sector, and then moved to a consulting role working for KPMG in their people and change practice. In both roles, she has worked with a broad spectrum of senior executives from Jaguar Land Rover, BAE Systems, BT, BP, RBS, GlaxoSmithKline, Rolls Royce, UK Government at the local and central level, regulators and the not for profit sector.

  • Peter Yarrow

    Global Head of Learning, Standard Life Aberdeen

    Peter is passionate about making learning and development a valuable experience and a positive contribution to the growth of colleagues and their organisation. His experience of working in the financial services sector for over 25 years has given him the opportunity to be involved in a wide range of learning and development disciplines, and to put his own learning into practice. He is always on the lookout for opportunities that support collaboration and innovation, and make access to learning easy, attractive, social and timely.



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