Littal Shemer Haim

People Analytics, HR Data Strategy, Organizational Research – Consultant, Mentor, Speaker, Influencer

The Spectrum between People and Business

Who is Littal Shemer Haim?

Littal is an eternal student, data scientist, business consultant, writer, and photographer artist. Her +25 years of professional experience validate the benefit of different domains of interest and constant learning, which led her to impact people and organizations creatively. Read more about her activities today and in the past.

"When I started this journey, I chose my cranes photograph for the website head. Cranes are a great metaphor: Always on a roaming, with large flocks, dynamic roles and inter-dependencies. Just like people in organizations, who are on their journey to data-driven carriers. I had my career path in my mind, when I wrote “data makes you fly", but also others who embrace analytics. Eventually, the metaphor transformed to a logo, in which wings are data points and networks."

Littal Shemer Haim

Why Littalics?

It started as @Littalics on Twitter and Facebook, a nick name referred to #Analytics, #Statistics, #Info-graphics, #Ethics and all other hash tags ended with *ics, that Littal shared, about People, data, and Future of Work. Eventually people started to recognize Littal off-line as Littalics, and so, it became a domain name. 

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Working with Executives, Start-Ups, and Investors to transform organizations, create innovative solutions, and leverage points of view on data, people, and work.

Self-driven researcher and entrepreneur, who initiated and managed multidisciplinary projects and creative ventures. An autodidact in wide-ranging fields of interest.

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A), B.A Economics & Management, Data Science Certificates, B.A Psychology, Positive Psychology.

Activities

Littal works with executives, start-ups, and investors to transform organizations, create innovative solutions, and leverage her points of view on data, people, and work.

Executives

Littal consults executives to improve business performance, create competitive advantage and growth through insights from people data. She helps to transform HR departments to be more data-driven, and considered the first thought leader in Israel in People Analytics. Her unique voice on People Analytics and HR-Tech is prominent in keynote speaking, learning programs and mentoring, in Israel and Globally.

People Analytics - Build the Value Chain

Start-Ups​

Littal offers her experience as a data scientist, and particularly her expertise in organizational research, to start-ups in the HR-Tech ecosystem. She contributes to business opportunities and partners in developing innovation of People Analytics products and features. Littal is also a mentor in the Zell Entrepreneurship Program, where she helps students to implement advanced entrepreneurial studies and create business ventures.

Investors

Littal is an industry analyst, and her perspectives and deep understanding of the HR-Tech industry assist the ecosystem players in Israel and globally. Based on her experience with global corporates and VCs, Littal offers investors enhancing scouting efforts and opportunities to leverage their portfolio companies with knowledge and experience in the field of People Analytics.

I see my whole career on a spectrum between People and Business, and the domain of People Analytics mediates between these two poles. Every transaction between people and organizations can be revealed through data.

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Experience

Littal’s multidisciplinary experience in the last +25 years includes five distinctive chapters: People Analytics & HR Data Strategy, Applied Research & Entrepreneur, Employee in Research Organizations, Employee in the fields of Economics and Finance, and Creative Ventures & Activities. Expand lines in each chapter to explore more.

People Analytics, HR Data Strategy (2016-2020)

Littal brings Data Science into HR activities, to guide organizations to base decision-making about people on data. Her vast experience in applied research, keen usage of statistical modeling, constant exposure to HR-tech, and genuine interest in people's lives and the future of work, all led her to focus nowadays on People Analytics, HR Data Strategy, and Organizational Research. Some of her recent clients in these domains include Strauss, Castro, GIA, and more.

Littal offers HR leaders training programs in the domain of People Analytics and HR-tech. Among participants in her classes were HR professionals from global and local organizations such as Adama, Amdocs, Bank of Israel, Castro, Compugen, ECI, Essence Group, eToro, Fiverr, Galor Systems, Gemida Cell, Gett, Here, ICL Group, IronSource, Israel Electric Corporation, Mekorot, Next Insurance, Nova, NSO, Plarium, Random logic (888), Sanmina, SBtech, Schindler, Shamir, Sisense, SparkBeyond, Spiral Solutions, SQLink, Technion, Tikal, Toga Networks, Webpals, Yotpo, Zerto, and many more.

Littal enjoys keynote speaking, in a variety of conferences and professional events, in Israel and globally, where she shares her knowledge and experience in People Analytics, HR Data Strategy, and Organizational Research. Find Littal's list of recent speaking opportunities. Littal is also frequently invited to speak at internal company events. Recently, she offered lectures to organizations such as Amdocs, Clalit, ClickTale, Gett, IDF, IEC, Kornit, Plarium, Sisense, Spiral Solutions.

Gloat is a revolutionary AI that guide the careers of a connected generation. The company use real time data to uncover new paths and career opportunities, and help people pursuing them. Littal joined Gloat as a consultant, and contributed in strategic thinking and business development related to the domain of Internal Mobility.

Applied Researcher and Entrepreneur (2002-2015)

Owner of research agency, Littal supported organizations in the processes of data collection and analysis, assisting in creating comprehensions and insights that lead to effective decision making and actions. She gained invaluable experience in conducting and managing organizational research, marketing research and user experience research. Littal have implemented both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, either directly within client’s projects or in cooperation and sub-contraction with consulting firms and technological solution suppliers. She has  conducted research projects in a wide range of sectors: high-tech, finance, communications, retail and services. Her clients in Israel included: Ikea, Ituran, El-op, Mayer Cars, Mekorot, Hadassah Medical Center, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Nesher, Kidum, and many others.

Contractor and independent Consultant, Littal supported Samsung Mobile (UX center America) in the process of exploring Israeli technology companies and research centers, and established relations with relevant executives in Israel, for collaboration with Samsung UX lab. She spotted trends and provided insights for Samsung Mobile UX roadmap.

Lecturer, Littal guided corporate analysts to use IBM-SPSS software modules, in order to deal with business analytical questions. Her lectures included Statistics fundamentals, research methods, data analysis practices, and other analytical skills needed to solve business issues and challenges.

Partner in development of Prediction Markets platform. The company operated an exchange for trading forecasts and predictions, a “wisdom of crowds” implementation that made to be a substitute to public opinion polls and surveys. Alongside the research aspect of her role, Littal worked vigorously to promote the venture in the media

Employee in Research Organizations (1998-2002)

Littal conducted marketing research, including: planning research methodologies (samples, field works, etc.), writing research tools (questionnaires, guidelines, etc.), supervising implementation of statistical analysis and recommendations in research findings reports, maintaining ongoing relationships with clients, giving presentations, being involved in strategic thinking, and training young researchers.

Littal specialized in marketing research. The position included: writing research proposals, planning research methodologies, drafting questionnaires, supervising survey field works, supervising statistical analysis, writing reports, raising conclusions and recommendations and presenting them to clients, actively managing a researcher team and guiding young researchers. She was exposed to many industry sectors, ranging from consumer products to the computing and Internet products, and maintained contacts with leading companies in these areas, in Israel and abroad.

While studying psychology, Littal was a Research Assistant of the psychiatric department director. Her job included carrying out patient clinical assessments, collecting medical and psychological data, conducting statistical analysis, consulting psychiatrists in statistical issues, and coordinating several researches.

Employee in Economics and Finance (1994-2000)

Finance Manager in a growing organization, which has at the time 80 employees and 400 volunteers, and approximately 30 million NIS annual budget. Littal's responsibility included: budgeting, managing relations with financial institutions and suppliers, billing, payments, employee social rights, supervising the accounting and financial reporting. She  also contributed, as a finance manager, in adapting and developing the organizations’ financial management tools.

As an Economist, Littal specialized in financing construction projects. She maintained contacts with the divisions’ clients, controlled budgets and cash flows of projects, conducted various feasibility tests, and prepared reports and documents, which were used by the bank's management in decision making. A year later, Littal was appointed assistant of the division director, for planning and computing. She was in charge of the implementation of a new computer systems. She  analyzed team work processes and recommended change in practices, which would be defined in future information system and financial reports.

Littal worked as a Banker, offering private banking services. The basic tools she acquired helped me a lot in later roles as an economist and as Finance manager. Littal joined the organization shortly after it was established, at a time when direct banking system was in its infancy. She contributed to work process design and to various marketing initiatives, as a peer in development teams.

Creative Ventures and Activities (2009-2020)

Littal developed a therapeutic photography method, based on the principles of positive psychology, in which she taught how to observe, identify opportunities, mold abilities and identity, and produce happiness. She validated the new method in private learning sessions, conducted lectures, e.g. in College of Management Academic Studies (COMAS), and various photography schools and amateur photographer clubs. Her insights were gathered in a book which she will publish shortly. (Additional information for Hebrew readers at: www.focus-on-happiness.com)

"Positive Images", Littal's curated galleries (Urban and Street Photography, Nature and Landscape Photography) are presented at: www.littalshemerhaim.pics.

 

Littal participated in a program for active artists in the Israeli Art Museum Ramat-Gan. The program aimed to create an updated introduction between artists and Israeli art institutions. Littal  presented fine-art photography works in some group exhibitions. After graduating the program as an artist, she contributed as a guest lecturer, teaching artists how to promote themselves on the Internet.

Littal is autodidact in photography and in digital processing. A selection of her works was offered for commercial use, as royalty-free stock images, in the world's leading photography agency.

Visit “Positive Images” to explore Littal’s Fine Art Photography: curated collections of candid Photography in natural light.

Visit “Focus on Happiness” to explore Littal’s unique approach to Therapeutic Photography based on Positive Psychology.

I decided to be where questions are evoked, not where answers are requested. Therefore, I’m focused on exclusive long term partnerships, and offer my expertise to selected companies, one at a time.

Littal Shemer Haim

Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Data Science & Big Data Analytics: Data-Driven Decisions, MIT x Pro (1.8 Continuing Education Units), 2019.
Unstructured Data, Regression and Prediction, Classification and Hypothesis Testing, Deep Learning, Recommendation Systems, Networking and Graphical Models, Predictive Analytics.

University of California, Irvine, Predictive HR and Workforce Analytics, I&C SCI X425.53, 2016. 
Applying workforce predictive analytics to deliver value to the business, integrating organizational goals with typical HR goals (attrition, engagement, diversity, onboarding efficiency etc.) in order to yield a highly effective HR analytics framework

The Johns Hopkins University, Data Science Specialization (via Coursera), 2015 – 2016.
R programming, Getting and Cleaning Data, Exploratory Data Analysis, Reproducible Research, Statistical Inference, Regression Models, Practical Machine Learning, Developing Data Products, and more.

Master of Business Administration. The MBA program was focused on management of knowledge-based and technology-intensive companies and considered to be a leading management education program in Israel.

Economics and Management, Bachelor's Degree. Studies in the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, a program that included variety of courses in Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Programming.

 

Certificate, Positive Psychology. School of Management, LAHAV Executive Education.

Psychology, Bachelor's Degree. Graduate Students program.

Other Qualifications

R programming certified (JHU on Coursera)

IBM-SPSS statistical software expert, including Syntax (code) writing and editing.

Microsoft Office expert, including Access DB and Excel.

WordPress websites development and maintenance.

Adobe Lightroom expert, and experienced in other image processing software.

Hebrew: Native proficiency, high expression capability, spoken and written.

English: Full professional proficiency, experienced in English-speaking work environments.

French: Elementary proficiency.

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