It is the end of the holidays for most of us. The holidays gave us time to think and read – and there was a lot to read! This is an overview of the 5 most trending articles in August in the field of HR and people analytics.
Bruce Ferm, Eric Lesser and Skander Kechaou – IBM
The #1 most trending article is more of a research report on workforce analytics than an article. The report shows how organizations use analytics today. Less than 20% of organizations apply predictive analytics to address their employees’ issues. In the report, the driving forces of workforce analytics are explored, as well as the capabilities that are required to apply workforce analytics to an organization.
All in all, IBM published an interesting and comprehensive study about how HR analytics is adopted and how companies can speed up this adaption. Don’t get discouraged because you have to register before you can download the report because it’s well worth the read if you want to know what’s happening in the industry!
David Green – IBM
David Green reappears on this month’s top 5 with two articles. In his series of case studies (1, 2) on people analytics, Green refers to a number of success stories of analytics. Companies like Coca-Cola, Walmart and Salesforce are included, including links to articles and blogs that go deeper into these success stories.
The articles provide an interesting insight into the effect of a successful application of people analytics on an organization. If you want to learn from best practices and practical case studies, we recommend you to bookmark these articles!
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Sean Preusse – Infoexcite
Sean Preusse wonders whether HR analytics is really worth spending money on. By using the example of turnover analytics, he calculates the potential ROI of people analytics. In addition, Preusse gives an example of relevant turnover metrics he uses to predict which employee is likely to leave. Using a decision tree, he shows how analytics software like R can help retain top talent and emerging leaders.
Ben Teusch – hiQ Labs
Ben Teusch argues that there is an audience out there that is interested in HR analytics content but doesn’t want to talk about it – instead, it wants to do it and see how it works. Although there are a number of specific examples of employee turnover analytics, not many fact-based business cases of people analytics exist. The sensitive nature of people data prevents people from sharing results – let alone the methodology used to get them. Teusch suggests that this should change.
We completely agree with Teusch on this. We also believe that sharing success stories and business cases will benefit the adaption process of people analytics. That is exactly the reason why we always encourage our readers to share their success stories and results with us. We recently published a great case study with very specific and positive results. Also, this month we will focus on publishing more practical cases. If you have a case you are proud of or an example that taught you a lot, please let us know!
Julian Lorenzo Farrapeira – ArcTouch
“The professionals that will lead the HR change will have a more data-driven and strategic mindset”. According to Julian Lorenzo Farrapeira, people management has to become more data-driven. This data-driven approach will improve areas like hiring, performance appraisal and collaboration. By using analytics, HR slowly transforms into a more strategic role. In the words of Farrapeira: “Analytics is here to stay”.