Executive director, workforce intelligence,
Amid severe healthcare workforce shortages, Russo has refined the concept of predictive hiring, which taps data and analytics to help executives and managers make faster, more accurate recruitment and hiring decisions. Using these tools, Providence staff can start to backfill positions before vacancies emerge, which ensures adequate staffing and can generate millions in cost savings through more efficient hiring and wage-setting. His work also demonstrates how workforce intelligence and people analytics can drive gains in diversity, equity and inclusion and create a foundation for strategic workforce planning. Previously, Russo was supervisor of workforce analytics and a business data analyst Tucson (Arizona) Medical Center.