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Introduction to People Analytics
A Practical Guide to Data-driven HR
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About the book
How can HR practitioners with little or no experience of analytics feel confident in their ability to find, analyse and use workforce data to make better business decisions? This book has the answers.
An understanding of people analytics is a crucial skill for all HR professionals. This new edition provides expert guidance on the key aspects of analytics, enabling all HR professionals to feel confident in their ability to handle employee and organizational data. It features new material on applying data to respond to external disruption such as COVID-19 as well as how to develop a people analytics journey. There is also advice on recruiting people analytics specialists and embedding new data-driven operating models within HR.
This book is essential reading for all HR professionals to develop understanding of how and where HR analytics can make a tangible difference to organizations. With updated case studies and thought leadership examples from companies including NHS, AstraZeneca and Swarovski, this book demonstrates how people analytics can be leveraged to improve culture and employee engagement, increase performance and reduce costs.
About the authors
Nadeem Khan is a futurist, speaker and consultant. Based in Lancaster, UK, he is Head of Strategy & Growth at Zosh Occupational Health Ltd (ZOHL) and the Managing Director of Optimizhr Ltd.
Dave Millner has 30 years of consulting experience working with global organizations to offer a range of organizational development solutions underpinned by people analytics, based in St. Albans, UK. In 2021 he was named as one of the Most Influential HR Thinkers by HR Magazine.
- Rarely do I come across a book whose title so undersells its value, scope and practitioner insight as this 'Introduction to People Analytics'. Nadeem and Dave have distilled in a single volume all that a modern HR practitioner needs to know, do and embody to be an effective partner to their organization and a trusted advisor to their senior executives. Whilst fully informing the reader in the operational and strategic use of data and all that is required to be a people analyst it goes far beyond this to cover the broad and essential skills of the modern HR professional at the individual level and the shape, purpose and operating model for the future of the HR function itself. Full of examples of theory into practice, case studies, and thought leadership this is essential reading for every HR practitioner and ought to be the prime textbook in every undergraduate and Masters programme teaching the next generation of HR professionals.
- Anton Fishman, Coach & Mentor, Business Adviser and Organizational Consultant