People analytics

HR’s use of people analytics, where employers gather and scrutinise key data about the workforce, is increasing along with the adoption of improved HR technology.

Information commonly monitored and benchmarked by employers covers aspects of HR such as talent management, retention rates and absence rates.


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Finance and HR: It’s time to collaborate

17 Jul 2017

HR and finance are used to operating in silos, but marrying the two functions can bring major benefits to businesses....

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How to be an employer of choice in an increasingly competitive jobs market

10 Jul 2017

How do you make your business a place where the talent you crave wants to work? Claire McCartney examines recent...

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Three ways HR can build capability for the challenges ahead

5 Jul 2017

HR departments face flat or shrinking budgets yet huge expectations are placed on them in terms of digital transformation and...

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Ross Sparkman, global head of workforce planning at Facebook, speaking at People Analytics World 2017, © Tucana

People analytics success = data + common sense

3 May 2017

People analytics success requires a balance of intuitive and data-driven decision-making. Michael Carty reports from last month’s Tucana People Analytics...

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Alison Horner, chief people officer at Tesco, has been on the supermarket's executive committee since 2011. Photo: Tesco

Chief HR officers increasingly on FTSE 100 top tables

7 Apr 2017

A place at the “top table” has been the abiding aspiration of many a senior HR leader. But new research...

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Gender pay gap reporting: five questions from HR

5 Apr 2017

Do gender pay gap reporting obligations apply to my organisation? What employees do we include in the calculations? What counts...

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Writing a gender pay gap report: a guide for employers

5 Apr 2017

The first “snapshot date” for gender pay gap reporting is 5 April 2017, with larger employers having to publish their...

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HR Tech World: Why HR should embrace disruptive technology

29 Mar 2017

When we talk about “disruptive HR”, what do we mean? As technology to support HR professionals becomes ever more sophisticated,...

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HR Tech World London to tackle the future of HR

15 Mar 2017

Sir Ken Robinson, creativity expert and top-ranked TED talk speaker, will open London’s HR Tech World conference next week with...

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Gender pay gap reporting timeline: key dates for HR

14 Mar 2017

Although gender pay gap reporting legislation does not come into force until 6 April 2017, employers may have to collect...

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Institute for Employment Studies outlines key HR challenges for 2017

3 Mar 2017

HR’s most pressing challenges for 2017 include getting to grips with a multi-generational workforce, taking a more prominent role in...

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Recruitment data: Is this the dawn of the biometric CV?

21 Feb 2017

Wearable devices already measure metrics such as step count and heart rate. But could data generated from personal technology be...

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Data will drive learning as artificial intelligence grows

15 Feb 2017

Learning professionals will need to design ever more personalised content as artificial intelligence grows in prominence, according to strategy expert...

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Five people analytics strategy essentials for 2017

8 Feb 2017

With data and analytics moving up the HR agenda for 2017, Michael Carty identifies five essential principles for an effective...

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