Meet the research team

Dr. Sheri Feinzig

Director, Smarter Workforce Institute and Consulting

Sheri Feinzig Ph.D. is the Director of IBM’s Smarter Workforce Institute. She has more than 20 years of experience in human resources research, organizational change management and business transformation. Dr. Feinzig has applied her analytical and methodological expertise to many research-based projects on topics such as employee retention, employee engagement, job design and organizational culture. She is also co-author of “The Power of People” book on workforce analytics.

Dr. Nigel Guenole

Executive Consultant, IBM Smarter Workforce Institute

Nigel Guenole Ph.D. is a researcher with the Smarter Workforce Institute and a senior lecturer in management at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is known for his work in personality assessment and psychological measurement. Dr. Guenole’s work has appeared in leading scientific journals and the popular press. His current research topics include workforce analytics, cognitive HR, the ethics of employee data and talent frameworks. He is is also co-author of “The Power of People” book on workforce analytics.

Louise Raisbeck

Editor-in-Chief, IBM Smarter Workforce Institute

Louise Raisbeck looks after for the editorial outputs for the IBM Smarter Workforce Institute. She has worked in the field of workforce research for more than 10 years and is responsible for turning research insights into engaging, thought-provoking and practical white papers, reports, blogs and media materials. Louise is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and a former director of a top 10 PR consultancy in the United Kingdom.

Dr. Haiyan Zhang

Lead Researcher, IBM Smarter Workforce Institute

Haiyan Zhang Ph.D. is a researcher with the IBM Smarter Workforce Institute. Her areas of expertise include qualitative and quantitative methods, talent attraction and retention, HR management and organizational effectiveness, and cross-cultural research. She has presented and published research findings at various conferences and peer-reviewed journals. Her current research focuses on talent acquisition, employee experience, career development, and technology-enabled HR transformation.

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