November 3rd 2017

Research Report: Strategic Workforce Analytics

About the research

This research report explores the possibilities offered by people analytics and focuses on practical recommendations  that can benefit HR strategy, especially in fields like talent management, recruitment, employee engagement and performance.

Topics include:

  • Workforce analytics – the rise of the discipline, key definitions and analysis of its validity as a business tool
  • How to connect business strategy and workforce analytics in practice The current state and application of workforce analytics
  • Methodology for  deploying  analytics and key questions to consider at each stage of your HR analytics journey
  • Practical issues that need to be tackled in setting up a business-focused workforce analytics function
  • Specific focus on causal models and maturity models, like the Bersin Analytics Maturity Model
  • Ethical and legal considerations associated with data collection.


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