IHRIM Volunteer Spotlight – Kristin Arner, HRIP, Manager: HRIS and Human Capital Analytics, Penske

IHRIM shines our volunteer spotlight on Kristin Arner, HRIP, Manager: HRIS and Human Capital Analytics, Penske.
Kristen is the Manager of HRIS and Human Capital Analytics for Penske. She began her career at Penske 15 years ago as a Logistics Analyst and progressed through Project Manager, Major Account Manager, Black Belt and Master Black Belt roles before transferring to HR in 2011.


Kristin serves on the IHRIM 2013 Workforce Analytics Forum Content Committee and is scheduled to present at the Workforce Analytics Forum on October 16.

IHRIM: What was the primary reason(s) you became an IHRIM volunteer and joined the Volunteer Connections Group?

Kristin: I joined IHRIM two years ago as I made a career transition to HR Systems and Analytics. I jumped on the opportunity to volunteer so that I could influence the content of the events on which I planned on attending.

IHRIM: Describe your recent IHRIM volunteer experience.

Kristin: I have been on the Workforce Analytics Forum Content selection committee for the past two years. As a member of this committee I reviewed presentation proposals, researched speakers and potential topics to develop a program agenda. I was proud of the quality of the 2012 Workforce Analytics Forum and look forward to another successful event in 2013.

IHRIM: What have you enjoyed most about your volunteer experience?

Kristin: This volunteer experience has given me the opportunity to network with other HR professionals with a passion in HR analytics to discuss emerging trends and topics of interest to build an agenda of relevant content for the IHRIM community. I have enjoyed the interaction and debate amongst the committee members as we discuss our individual perspectives.

IHRIM: How do you think being a volunteer has (or will) benefited you and/or your career?

Kristin: Volunteering on this committee has helped me broaden my perspective beyond my own organization. Through discussions with peers, I have learned that we share many of the same challenges and opportunities and that by sharing our own experiences we can all learn from each other. I have been able to directly apply my learning to the work we are doing in HR Analytics at Penske. Through the suggestion and encouragement of my fellow committee members, I have presented our Penske experience at the 2013 IHRIM HRMS Strategies conference and will have the opportunity to present again at the 2013 Workforce Analytics Forum this October. These presentation opportunities have offered me additional avenues to continue to expand my network of HR professionals.

For more information on IHRIM’s Volunteer Program and how you can get involved, go to http://bit.ly/IHRIM_Volunteer_Program.

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