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Introduction to People Analytics

A Practical Guide to Data-driven HR

Use this introductory guide to get to grips with people analytics and learn how to find, collect, analyze and use your data to add business value.
EAN: 9781789661804
Edition: 1
Format: 234x158
352 pages

About the book

An understanding of people analytics is a crucial skill for all HR professionals. No longer limited to employees in data teams or those with analyst in their job titles, people analytics is now an integral part of every HR job. Introduction to People Analytics allows all HR professionals to get to grips with analytics, feel confident in their ability to handle employee and organizational data and use analytics to move from opinions to insights.

From where to find data in an organization, how to collect it and analyse it through to how to use these findings to add business value, Introduction to People Analytics is essential reading for all HR professionals. With case studies and thought leadership insights from companies who have leveraged people analytics to improve culture and employee engagement, increase performance and reduce costs including NHS, Brompton Bikes, British Heart Foundation, King, Experian and AstraZeneca, FIS and Swarovski, this book shows how and where HR analytics can make a tangible difference to organizations. There is also expert guidance and practical advice on how to embed analytics into HR processes and adopt a data-driven approach to all workplace activities.

About the authors

Nadeem Khan

Nadeem Khan is a business author, keynote speaker, futurist, leadership coach and consultant in organizational strategy, digital transformation and the future of work. Over the past decade, he has advised and worked with many of the world's best known organizations including Coca-Cola, Goeth Institut, Avery Dennison, PARCO and Avari International Hotels on improving business performance through their people.Born in Pakistan and brought up in the UK, Nadeem received his initial education in Scotland. After returning to Pakistan, he received his MBA from the Institute of Business Management and qualified as an academic to kick start his career in academia and subsequently ventured into organizational development consulting. Nadeem was later awarded a scholarship by the Department of Leadership & Management at Lancaster University to take up a master's program in Human Resources & Consulting. At Lancaster, Nadeem's research interests were focused on understanding the importance of human capital analytics to improve organisational performance which culminated with a distinction. Nadeem resides in England with his family and has since been part of several globally recognised initiatives that are revolutionising HR, people management and the future of work.A fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and advance level 7 post graduate diploma holder in human resource development, Nadeem is a regular contributor to People Management magazine, The UK Domain and LinkedIn. He is an instructor and trainer for AIHR Academy, MBL Seminars and the North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce. Nadeem also dedicates his time as a mentor to Lancaster University's career mentoring programme. With the ambition to transform HR, Nadeem turned down his offer for a PhD and took up the baton to contribute towards the global HR community by joining hands with Dave to create this book and lead HR into the future. Currently, he is the managing director at Optimizhr Ltd. - a data and people analytics solution provider offering services that amplify and align organizational strategy with capability towards business optimization.

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Dave Millner

Dave Millner has 30 years of internal and external consulting experience working directly with global organizations to offer a range of future orientated organizational development solutions, all underpinned by data. Previous clients include NatWest, PSL, Kenexa and IBM. He regularly promotes the need for HR to demonstrate tangible business value and is referenced as being one of the Most Influential People on Twitter via @HRCurator.

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Khan and Millner provide an excellent roadmap for the HR function to be more data-oriented and analytical. They provide multiple concrete examples of what HR professionals need to do to become more strategic by adopting a commercial mindset that is rooted in the business and in people analytics. A must-read for anyone who wants to improve their engagement and impact with the business.

Alec Levenson, Senior Research Scientist, Center for Effective Organizations, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California