Yesterday I facilitated a workshop at the 2016 CIPD HR Analytics Conference. With around 45 HR professionals from various sectors attending, the workshop was set to address a prevalent challenge in the world of HR analytics. The need for HR to get to grips with analytics is widely known, and yet HR is still struggling to push analytics initiatives to the top of the business agenda.
In this workshop, we covered practical ways HR professionals can use to overcome the challenges faced by analytics. We introduced a structured method and different analytics toolkits available for professionals to connect HR data and analysis to the strategic initiatives so they can be more impact-focused to demonstrate value to the business.
HR Analytics on HR Analytics: How is HR using data to solve business problems?
To kick-off the workshop, we ran a survey to get insight into how HR professionals from different sectors are using data and analytics to solve business problems and the challenges that are associated with it.
Here are some key highlights
- Background Profile of the Attendees
- The main challenges to adopting HR analytics
- How is HR using analytics?
- What questions should HR be asking?
People data is a goldmine, much of which has yet to be exploited. Often, there is so much data available that the real challenge for HR is to specify and to focus on asking the relevant questions. A hypothesis-led approach is an effective way to start. But how can you sieve through the myriad of possible hypotheses and decide on the ones that are most aligned with business priorities? One of the answers lies in crowd sourcing the decision-making process. This not only democratises decision-making but gives a feel for what business owners feel are the main drivers or barriers in their area. In the workshop we used a simple survey to see the main hypotheses the attendees thought applied to their organisations.
Here are some free resources for you to help you make the most of people data and HR analytics. Get inspired!
Download the data goldmine chapter from Data Driven Organization Design to learn about the methodologies and techniques we discussed during the workshop.
Download the templates that will guide you how to get started with HR analytics.
To download the free trial or request a demo of the tools used in the workshop, see the links below:
- Tableau: http://tabsoft.co/1Y7nLql
- Alteryx: http://bit.ly/Alteryxtrial
- OrgVue: http://orgvue.com/
- QlikView: http://www.qlik.com/try-or-buy/download-qlikview
- Visier: http://www.visier.com/lp/request-a-demo/
- R: https://cran.r-project.org/
For those of you who missed the workshop, I will be speaking again at the upcoming CIPD Manchester Event on February 22,2016, explaining how organisational data analytics can be used to build a strong business. Click here to reserve your seat.
Want to know more about HR analytics and network with other professionals in the field? Sign up here to our HR Analytics Evening on June 9,2016.
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