Episode 008: A Conversation with Mass Mutual's CHRO
Eddie Ahmed: A Conversation with Mass Mutual's CHRO
Host: Michael Housman, PhD
Eddie Ahmed has a fairly unusual perspective as the CHRO of Mass Mutual because he was trained as a computer scientist. So he naturally thinks very analytically in terms of "if-else statements and infinite loops". What that perspective lends to his current role is the ability to ask probing questions and seek out the answers in unusual places. Eddie joins the podcast to talk about the stock ticker-like people analytics readout that he aspires to create, the one trait he thinks is most critical in people analytics practitioners, and Mass Mutual's efforts to promote employee wellness by providing incentives for them to engage in healthy behaviors. It's an outstanding conversation and Eddie is one of the most thoughtful guests that we've had on the podcast so this is a must listen episode.