Ingersoll Rand 
Intermediate level

Transforming critical HR processes

Eight simple rules to making complex HR processes simpler


Practitioner Presentation
Tuesday, Oct. 30 Location Code
9:30am-10:30am Grand Hall C, Lobby level TS/03



Hear about the lessons learned over 3+ years in transforming talent acquisition, payroll, and other critical HR processes in a 40,000+ employee corporation.


Many see the architecture of HR processes as complex and sacred. "To hire an employee, we must conduct panel interviews and have approvals from dual levels of leadership" - just one example of many that lead some to think that HR processes are difficult to transform. Discover lessons learned over 3+ years in transforming talent acquisition, payroll, and other critical HR processes at Ingersoll Rand. These lessons are positioned as eight simple rules that, while grounded in lean fundamentals, are intended to share the skills needed to evoke change in challenging functional environments across the globe. Gain insights into the common challenges and easy ways to get in front of those challenges when your company decides to transform its HR processes.


Ingersoll Rand advances the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. Its brands include Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Thermo King® and Trane®. Ingersoll Rand provides products and services directly or through distributors to customers around the globe. Among the company’s recognitions: on the Fortune 2016 World’s Most Admired Companies list for the fourth consecutive year; named a Best Company for Leaders by Chief Executive; on the Workforce 100 list for top-performing HR organizations; and recognition for leadership in sustainability in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, Carbon Disclosure Project and MSCI Global Sustainability Indexes.

Presenter: Patrick Davis

Patrick Davis is a value stream coach for Ingersoll Rand’s human resources operational services. He leads the lean transformation effort related to talent acquisition processes in HR. He also serves as an operational excellence coach. Prior to HR, he held several operational leadership and excellence roles across multiple Ingersoll Rand manufacturing sites. Davis has a master’s degree in business administration from Indiana Wesleyan University and a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Ball State University. He is a certified six sigma black belt.