WFA2: Happiness Analytics at Pandora

Happiness Analytics at Pandora

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

Pandora’s HR vision is to create a career-defining experience for its talent. Jeremy Welland will discuss the data-driven approach Pandora is using to create happy employees and the world’s most humanistic leaders to unleash the limitless potential of its people. Discover how the company defines its People Analytics Roadmap and Data Value Chain, and how its approach to using assessments, statistical and analytical techniques, and data visualizations empowers leaders with insights which support data-driven decision-making. Finally, Jeremy will dive into the theory and applied research on happiness and the implications for what leaders and HR practitioners can do to define, measure and take action — so you can better enable a data-driven happiness transformation in your organization.


Jeremy Welland

Director of People Analytics
Pandora Media, LLC


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Jeremy Welland

Dr. Welland heads people analytics at Pandora where he helps unleash the limitless potential of extraordinary talent who are on a path seeking career-defining greatness. Previously, he headed enterprise data and analytics at PG&E and led several teams in six sigma operations, customer marketing and HR science. While at Towers Watson, he led global research projects which linked people, customer and financial outcomes. He serves on the adjunct faculty of the University of the Pacific’s school of engineering and computer science and teaches an executive education course. He’s President of the Board at a large San Francisco non-profit. He earned his PhD from the No.1 ranked program at the University of Michigan.