Top 5 HR Analytics Articles: Fall 2016 Edition

Top 5 HR Analytics Articles: Fall 2016 EditionAt the recent HR Technology Conference, sessions on data-driven HR were standing room only. Whether it was Mark Berry’s talk on “Quantifying HR with Advanced HR Analytics,” or the “Ask the Expert” Datafication of HR panel of Visier customers joined by Josh Bersin, or Al Adamsen’s interview of tech evangelists on the future of HR analytics, conference attendees couldn’t get enough on the topic of workforce intelligence.

However, while more and more HR leaders are spearheading the adoption of workforce intelligence at their organizations, they also have this critical question in mind: Once we have an HR analytics function and solution in place, how do we take full advantage of it?

Here are some great HR analytics articles to help you on your way:

Make HR Analytics a Priority, But See the Bigger Picture

In this post, John Boudreau (professor at the Marshall School of Business, and professor and researcher at the Center for Effective Organizations at the University of Southern California) discusses why HR analytics is not just about encouraging HR to present the latest analytics innovations, but to look beyond producing traditional HR outcomes and enhance pivotal business decisions.

Seven Deadly Sins To Avoid with HR Analytics Initiatives

In this tongue-in-cheek article, Mark Berry identifies the “sins” HR leaders should watch out for to ensure their HR analytics initiative delivers on its full potential in providing a “ strategically significant, sustainable competitive advantage.”

Applying Analytics Can Enhance Workforce Planning

To be more than a “custodian of workforce information,” HR needs to use the insights gained from workforce analytics to avoid talent gaps through fact-based workforce planning. This SHRM article reveals the various metrics needed to create workforce simulations, forecasts, and models.

It’s Time for HR To Be Bold With HR Analytics

Olly Britnell, Head of Global Workforce Analytics at Experian, shares six practical approaches for how HR can make a real impact on business outcomes with analytics, get engagement from senior executives and people leaders, and build the right foundation for success.

Storytelling Is Nothing Without A Proper Theory – Here’s Why

Morten Kamp Anderson, a renowned workforce analytics expert, discusses why you can’t just be a data wrangler — you need to be a storyteller as well if you’re to deliver insights that will make a business impact.

You can read all of our top HR analytics articles roundups here.

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Josie Sutcliffe |
With a background in Product Management, Business Development, and Marketing for technology start ups, Josie understands that market requirements – in the form of business problems – should drive technology. Experienced at market development, Josie has been an active thought leader for most of her career. When Josie’s not busy handling marketing for Visier, she enjoys travelling with her family, with a particular love for Italian beaches -- walk up espresso bars on the sand, who can beat that?