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Dr. Michael Moon on the Future of Work in a Post-COVID World

Dr. Michael Moon, associate in the Columbia University School of Professional Studies Human Capital Management (M.S.) program, appeared in the People Analytics & Future of Work (PAFOW) conference as a key speaker to discuss the effects of the pandemic on human capital management and employee engagement.

Dr. Moon is an organizational psychologist and a thought leader in people analytics, specializing in applying evidence-based approaches to the management of people. She currently works at ADP as the Director, HCM Knowledge Consulting for ADP DataCloud, where she leads a team of subject matter experts and consultants who help clients use their data to make more effective people decisions and assists in the development of ADP DataCloud, an analytics tool.

At PAFOW, Dr. Moon led a discussion about best practices in measuring and monitoring employees in a world completely transformed by a global pandemic. A few topics Dr. Moon touched upon included remote work and how often employees take time off in the current context in contrast to the pre-pandemic times. She specifically spoke about the use of technology in measuring employee productivity in order to “do right by the employees,” rather than using punitive measures.

Dr. Moon also recently appeared on TechRecruit’s Talent Analytics show, where she highlighted the more prominent focus on analytics and data in the post-COVID environment. Relying on such types of information as employee location, their mental health and needs and the existence of new methods for people to reconnect, companies can improve their tactics in approaching new work standards around the worls and building out more optimized and efficient workflows fit for the new “normal.”


Learn more about the M.S. in Human Capital Management program.