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.


Recruiting HR professionals: building the perfect HR team

As the HR profession changes so does the way that HR recruits HR. Stephanie Sparrow examines how human resources professionals...

Why do most HR analytics projects fail?

29 Jul 2019

HR teams are under pressure to produce insights from employee data, but if they're not clear about where that data comes from and why, they could end up alienating staff and projects fail

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HR outsourcing (HRO) in depth guide

An in-depth guide to HRO: How is HR outsourcing changing? 

15 Jul 2019

HR outsourcing (HRO) has matured. Once little more than a cost-cutting exercise, outsourcing your HR – or specialisms within it...

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predictive analytics

Could predictive algorithms boost staff productivity?

14 Jun 2019

Researchers claim to have developed an algorithm that predicts career peaks, but what affect would this have on employee productivity...

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Could DNA testing be the key to developing talent?

31 May 2019

DNA testing for ancestry and medical insights has become increasingly popular as the technology matures, but what impact could it have on talent development at work?

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Talk to the money: Why finance and HR must collaborate more

30 May 2019

This HR-finance partnership is hugely valuable to organisations if they can get it right. But new research has revealed collaboration is proving difficult to instigate.

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Recruitment process outsourcing: the future is ‘total talent’

6 Mar 2019

Employers are battling economic uncertainty but still struggle to source much-needed skills. In such a volatile jobs market, what role...

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Five reasons why you shouldn’t embark on HR Transformation

22 Feb 2019

In the final part of our serialisation of her book, Lucy Adams looks at updating the HR IT system and...

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Employees will share data if it makes them more productive

22 Jan 2019

Almost nine in 10 employees would be happy for their employers to collect data on them if it meant their...

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Which HR metrics will matter in 2019?

9 Jan 2019

With data and analytics still at the top of the HR agenda for 2019, which are the key metrics HR...

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Employers failing to use human skills to mitigate future work risks

26 Nov 2018

A large majority (87%) of organisations believe that human skills are critical for the future, but few are maximising them...

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Could data analytics solve the skills shortage puzzle after Brexit?

23 Nov 2018

With all the political chaos surrounding the proposed Brexit deal, it’s hardly surprising that organisations feel confused about how to...

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The five truths HR teams need to embrace to deliver a more agile approach

23 Oct 2018

Employers and HR are told they need to be agile but how can you achieve it? David Perring outlines the...

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Can LinkedIn’s analytics tool help HR beat the talent squeeze?

3 Oct 2018

Last week, LinkedIn launched a new tool it claims will deliver “data on demand” to HR and recruitment professionals struggling...

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What’s the role of HR in successful business transformation?

27 Sep 2018

It’s no secret that transformation is one of the biggest challenges facing organisations today, with some grappling with multiple changes...

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