Mick Collins

Mick Collins is a Global Vice President at SAP SuccessFactors, leading Go-To-Market programs for the Business Technology Platform (BTP), Qualtrics, and People Analytics solutions. In this capacity, he oversees pre-sales strategy and execution, with specific responsibilities including go-to-market messaging, commercialization strategy, sales enablement, prospect & customer engagement, alliance management, and product thought leadership. With 12+ years of experience in analytics & planning, Mick has delivered hundreds of presentations and workshops to public- and private-sector organizations on how to build their capabilities for data-driven decision-making in HR. Mick has a master’s degree in political science from Virginia Tech and a BA (Hons) in Economics & Politics from the University of Leeds, England.

Placing Small Bets: How Workforce Planners – and IHRIM – Balance Action and Adaptability

In March 2022, the Business Roundtable, a membership organization for company CEOs, published results from its latest quarterly survey of 167 executives. Compared to the previous quarter, the current survey’s three key indices – plans for hiring, plans for spending, and expectations for sales revenue – all decreased significantly amid global uncertainty surrounding the conflict …

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The Evolution of the Corporate IT vs. HR Technology Relationship

The long and often turbulent relationship between Corporate IT and HR (both the strategy and technology domains) has been characterized as “starving” – with HR unable to secure technology and capital for system purchases, deployments, or upgrades – or, more generously, as a “bridge” in which HR IT functions collaborate with decision-makers to translate HR …

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Mind the Gap: Harnessing Soft Skills on the Road to Success – Are Experienced Presidents More Effective?

Beginning in 1948, U.S. historians have sought to rank order the performance of individual presidents. Despite a wealth of qualitative research into presidential achievements, criteria are highly subjective for assessing comparative performance. In spite of this, periodic studies are remarkably consistent in their rankings, with the three presidents commonly rated as most effective being Abraham …

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Rethinking Workforce Planning in Times of Uncertainty

The phrase “getting the right people, in the right place, with the right skills, at the right time, and at the right cost” is synonymous with the most common type of long-term forecasting: strategic workforce planning. The methodology, in which HR and their business partners forecast – in time horizons ranging from 3-10 years – …

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IHRIM Launches Education Partnership With the University of Chicago

IHRIM Launches Education Partnership With the University of Chicago’s Graham School of Professional Studies IHRIM Members: Happy New Year! I hope that you had a successful 2017 and wish you all the best for a productive year in your respective role. My name is Mick Collins and I am the Vice-Chair of IHRIM, supporting the …

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