COREHR2: How Workforce Insight Drives Business Strategy at Abbott Labs

How Workforce Insight Drives Business Strategy at Abbott Labs

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Wednesday 05 October
01:15 PM – 02:15 PM

Abbott Labs has long understood that it must quickly adapt and embrace change to thrive in the competitive, fast-moving healthcare market. In 2013, Abbott’s transformation began when it spun off its proprietary pharma arm and separated into two Fortune 200 companies. With over half of its employees and business outside of the U.S. and 75% of growth occurring in emerging markets, the company realized it needed to rebuild its talent pipeline and bench for succession — and that required visibility into its global workforce to identify gaps and align the right skill sets with roles. Hear the Abbott team’s unique approach to solving these challenges by developing a unified HR, Talent Management and Recruiting system which helped transform the HR function into a strategic advisor to the business. The lessons learned will help you better design, plan and execute your own HR technology transformation.


Leighanne Levensaler

SVP, Products


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Leighanne Levensaler

Leighanne Levensaler is senior vice president, products at Workday, where she leads product management for Workday’s applications including Workday Financial Management and Workday Human Capital Management.

Leighanne brings more than 15 years of experience and an exceptional level of expertise in technology and business to her current role in managing applications product strategy and direction. Prior to joining Workday in 2009, Leighanne was principal analyst and director of talent management research at Bersin & Associates. Before that, she led the learning consulting practice at SystemLink Enterprise Solutions, and previously held positions at SmartForce, Edutrek International/AIU, and Deloitte Consulting.

Leighanne holds a master’s degree in human resource development from Georgia State University and a bachelor’s degree in education from Clemson University. She was also named one of the “Most Influential Women in the Bay Area” by the San Francisco Business Times in 2014 and 2015, and is a member of the 2012 Class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute.

Patrick Lalor

Divisional VP, Global HR Service Centers & HR IT Solutions
Abbott Labs


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