Dr. Solange Charas is a senior-level human resources expert with 30+ years of experience as a consultant, practice leader, top corporate executive, and board director across all industry sectors. She was the chief human resources officer at Havas Worldwide, Benfield Group, and Praetorian Financial Services Group, and held senior-level positions at Ernst & Young, Arthur Andersen, and Towers Watson. She served on the boards of two public companies holding the chairperson’s role for the Audit and Remuneration Committees. She is a Distinguished Principal Research Fellow with The Conference Board. Charas is the founder and CEO of two organizations: Charas Consulting (2000) and HCMoneyball (2018).
Charas is a recognized expert in the area of human capital analytics and developed proprietary approaches to create and manage high-performing teams as well as technology-enabled solutions to quantify the return on investment of human capital. She is experienced in leading large and diverse programs and staffs. She has extensive international experience, including competency in five languages.
She earned a PhD in Designing Sustainable Systems from Case Western Reserve University, an MBA in Accounting and Finance from Cornell University, and a BA in International Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
She has authored and been cited in over 175 practitioner articles, including “Why Men Have More Help Getting to the C-Suite” in Harvard Business Review, chapters in The Handbook of Board Governance eds. I and II by Richard LeBlanc, and the up-coming Coaching the Team at Work by David Clutterbuck. Her research has been cited in more than forty academic articles.
Solange Charas, Ph.D. will demonstrate how to turn human capital performance information into a compelling business case by using human capital analytics and correlation techniques. Employee Attrition and Productivity performance will be two short case studies she will present, sharing insights on every step of the journey to reach the treasure chest of EBIT cost avoidance and EBIT enhancement.
She will highlight how using analytics approaches and the insight gained, make you a much better decision-maker and executive, gain superpowers in the board room and help build your personal brand and reputation.
Solange will share insights on how organizations that use data analytics in the Human Capital function experience three times greater HCROI than organizations that don't use analytics to inform decision-making. For these organizations, their average profit was 25 percent higher than the industry standard for their industry.
Solange is a Distinguished Principal Research Fellow at The Conference Board and the Founder and CEO of HCMoneyball, a SaaS-based solution which allows subscribers to use data to benchmark and optimize the efficiency and returns on HC investments.
Being a Practitioner herself and with over 30 years of consulting experience working with organizations across all industries, maturities, and sizes, her passion is on enhancing strategic decision-making in the boardroom and C-Suite.
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