Implementing a data-driven culture for Colgate-Palmolive’s HR team

About Colgate-Palmolive

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company with 34,000 people dedicated to improving the health and wellness of people and their pets. Focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition and reaching more than 200 countries and territories, Colgate teams are developing, producing, distributing and selling health and hygiene products and pet nutrition offerings essential to society through a wide range of brands.

The challenge

Colgate-Palmolive has a strategic objective to build data and analytics capability within the HR function, harnessing the power of data and people analytics to drive a new mindset and culture across the function internationally.

The solution

To help Colgate-Palmolive achieve this we developed and deployed two solutions:

  • Data Foundations
  • Data Champions Certificate

Data Foundations

Colgate-Palmolive was also looking to rapidly upskill a larger population on the fundamentals of data literacy. Data Foundations is a lite version of training consisting of bite-sized online content and pop-up learning. This was better suited to provide an understanding of how working with data can positively impact business outcomes.

Data Champions Certificate

This programme is designed to give HR leaders and managers the knowledge and confidence to implement a new way of working with data within their roles. Data Champions Certificate is a 9-week programme combining on-demand learning, live classes, and group project work.

What success looked like

Pre & post-confidence

Module rating

Feedback from the Colgate-Palmolive team

On Live Class 1:

On Live Class 2:

“We couldn’t be happier with the results. Data Champions is transforming the data literacy of HR leaders, providing them with the knowledge and skills to create tangible solutions for business challenges, Avado listened to what our learners wanted and needed. Our collaboration resulted in a learning experience with one of the highest NPS ratings we’ve seen. We’re rolling the program out to a further 100 HR leaders.”—Melissa Churchouse, Global Learning Partner at Colgate-Palmolive.

About Avado

At Avado, we believe in unlocking potential and changing lives. Learning with us makes real, lasting change happen for individuals, and entire organisations. Through our connected learning experiences in Data, Marketing, People, and Agility, we can help you drive real change.

Going beyond just technical skills, our award-winning programmes help teams find success in an ever-evolving world. With a strong emphasis on the behavioural and mindset shifts needed to embed new capabilities, we’ll work together to develop leaders, teams and individuals through interactive learning experiences.

Tara MacInnis

Posted June 1, 2021