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.


Big data can help HR influence business decisions

Big data: HR needs to stop reporting and start predicting

9 Jul 2014

Big data offers HR some major opportunities to increase its strategic influence within the organisation and add value to its...

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Metrics-driven HR and recruitment

Metrics-driven HR and recruitment: Enabling performance through insight (on-demand webinar)

14 May 2014

This on-demand webinar looks at how data is used in organisations to improve HR and recruitment decisions, and therefore enabling improved business performance.

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Barbara Matthews, HR business partner at Google

What it’s really like to work in HR at Google

23 Apr 2014

If you’ve ever seen the film The Internship, you probably have a set idea of what it might be like...

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HR data specialists

Big data, big HR job opportunities?

19 Feb 2014

Over the past year, the term “big data” has gone from something that most people had never heard of to...

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HR data and metrics: overhauling your approach – part two

18 Feb 2014

In the second of two articles that provide a blueprint to guide HR functions in overhauling their data approaches, Nick...

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HR data and metrics: overhauling your approach

5 Feb 2014

Nick Kemsley shows the kind of top-level process he takes organisations through when working with them on their data and metrics approaches...

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How to start using data and evidence in HR

28 Oct 2013

Evidence-based HR, the scientific approach to devising and implementing HR policies and practices, has gained traction over the past year....

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How to use recruitment marketing data to attract the best job candidates

7 Oct 2013

It has been said that people do not want to feel like marketing targets. It is true that people don’t...

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How to use ‘big data’ for better and more cost-effective recruitment

19 Apr 2013

“Big data” offers HR an opportunity to take a more data-driven, analytical and strategic approach to recruitment, and enables businesses to ask new...

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HR Tech Europe: Big data will enable HR to make better decisions

4 Apr 2013

As HR software systems improve, so does HR’s ability to use data more effectively. Martin Couzins reports from HR Tech’s...

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Six steps to double the business value of HR data and metrics: part 2

14 Feb 2013

In the second of our two-part series exploring HR data and metrics, Nick Kemsley from the Centre for HR Excellence...

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Six steps to double the business value of HR data and metrics: part 1

7 Feb 2013

In the first of our two-part series exploring HR data and metrics, Nick Kemsley from the Centre for HR Excellence...

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Using data to direct employee wellbeing initiatives

1 Aug 2012

It is becoming increasingly popular for organisations to make significant investments in the health and wellbeing of their staff. But...

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How outsourcing providers can help uncover value in workforce data through analytics

17 Jul 2012

Jill Goldstein of Accenture looks at workforce data analytics.For one national consumer goods company, the difference between the performances of...

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How to use data to get results in HR

21 Feb 2012

It is becoming increasingly important for HR to use data, numbers and statistics to show trends in people management and...

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