How to make HR more Evidence Based

How to make HR more Evidence Based

With 69% of large organisations now having a people analytics team, interest in the topic has never been higher. But how do you actually drive business performance with people data and how can we make HR more evidence based?

The guest on this' week’s podcast is Edward Houghton, Head of Research and Thought Leadership at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, or the CIPD, where he has been the lead author on a number of landmark studies on analytics, measurement, metrics and impact evaluation.

In the podcast we cover a number of topics, but one in particular that we focus on is the topic of evidence-based management, which is the topic of this article.

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The best HR and People Analytics articles of April 2019

The best HR and People Analytics articles of April 2019

In his collection of data-driven articles from April, David highlights the 2019 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends report as a sign that people analytics is entering a ‘Golden Age’. The Article of the Month sees Amit Mohindra compare the growth of people analytics to that of quantum physics in the first 30 years of the 20th Century. There are specials on behavioural economics and diversity as well as articles from the likes of Dave Ulrich, Jonathan Ferrar, Josh Bersin, Peter Cappelli and Laszlo Bock. Watch out too for case studies from Amazon, Google and Capital One.

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How can you scale People Analytics in a Global Organisation?

How can you scale People Analytics in a Global Organisation?

In his latest Expert Interview, David speaks to Guru Sethupathy, Head of People Analytics at Capital One, about his journey transforming and growing the People Analytics function. Guru shares some of the key learnings they have experienced over the past two years along with how and why you should you build a centre of excellence for People Analytics.

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What are the questions you should ask in a People Analytics project?

What are the questions you should ask in a People Analytics project?

In this bitesized learning video, taken from our online training course, How to Use Statistics in your People Analytics projects, Ben Teusch takes us through the purpose of People Analytics and the key questions that can be leveraged at the beginning of any People Analytics project to maximise its success and ensure you are answering the right questions.

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How can I be more successful at People Analytics?

How can I be more successful at People Analytics?

In this article Jonathan Ferrar outlines a common challenge that is frequently experienced by People Analytics leaders - Identifying value in People Analytics Projects. Leveraging the Nine Dimensions in People Analytics Model to support many clients navigate this challenge has led Jonathan to identify seven questions that People Analytics leaders should be asking themselves to ensure they’re on the right path to success. He also provides access to short survey that will help you identify your current level of excellence in People Analytics.

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10 reflections from the Wharton People Analytics Conference

10 reflections from the Wharton People Analytics Conference

David provides his reflections on the recent Wharton People Analytics Conference in Philadelphia, which featured the likes of Richard Thaler, Allyson Felix, Marcus Buckingham and Deloitte's CEO Cathy Engelbert along with the Wharton team of Adam Grant, Cade Massey and Laura Zarrow. The topics covered in Philadelphia were diverse with three themes coming to the fore: Diversity and Inclusion, Organisational Network Analysis and Nudges.

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Is there a Relationship Between Human Capital Data and Financial Outcomes?

Is there a Relationship Between Human Capital Data and Financial Outcomes?

In this fascinating article Ben Zweig explores the impact that human capital has on the value of an organisation. He discusses how the possibility of gathering large scale web data has allowed data vendors like Thinkum to provide organisations with the ability to analyse new relationships that were not previously considered such as the linkages between human capital and financial outcomes.

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The best HR and People Analytics articles of March 2019

The best HR and People Analytics articles of March 2019

In his collection of articles for March, David brings together a host of examples of how people analytics and data has become a core foundation of the reimagination of HR. There are the latest reports from IBM (on the impact of AI on D&I), McKinsey/MIT (on the revolution in performance management) and myHRfuture (on the HR Skills for the Future). The article of the month comes from Dave Ulrich, and there are other articles from the likes of Stacia Garr, Josh Bersin, Jordan Pettman, Dawn Klinghoffer, Katarina Berg and a must-watch video from Andy Spence on the role of Blockchain in HR.

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3 Challenges for People Analytics from Adam Grant

3 Challenges for People Analytics from Adam Grant

David looks ahead to what’s in store at the Wharton People Analytics Conference, which takes place in Philadelphia this week, as well as reflecting on Adam Grant’s closing remarks from last year’s conference. Grant outlined three challenges for the people analytics community to think about: (i) bringing your data to life to challenge intuition, (ii) researching the importance of sequencing, and (iii) studying the effect of our behaviour on others.

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What are the HR Skills of the Future?

What are the HR Skills of the Future?

In their latest report Jonathan Ferrar, David Green and Ian Bailie analyse the skills and knowledge areas that HR professionals and their stakeholders consider to be critical to HR’s ability to adapt to a data-driven and digital age, and prepare their organisations for the future of work. The findings from their research has been published in our '2019 HR Skills of the Future' report.

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