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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
Published:
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 is a futurist, speaker, coach, industry writer and consultant in organizational strategy, digital transformation and the future of work. He is also the managing director of Optimizhr Ltd., a data and people analytics solution provider offering services that amplify and align organizational strategy with capability towards business optimization.

Dave Millner has 30 years of consulting experience working with global organizations to offer a range of organizational development solutions underpinned by people analytics. He is also frequently referenced as one of the most influential HR practitioners to follow on Twitter (HRCurator).


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