As we are approaching the end of July, we composed an overview of the 5 most trending articles in the field of HR analytics of this month. The appetite for analytics is ever-increasing and July has been a great month for people who take an interest in HR analytics. Despite the beginning of the summer holidays in many countries, a lot of great articles have been published. Here is an overview of the 5 most shared articles on the internet.
Henri de Romrée, Bruce Fecheyr-Lippens, and Bill Schaninger – McKinsey
The #1 article on the list will probably not come as a surprise because it was published by one of the world’s leading consultancy firms.
In this article, McKinsey demonstrates the unique insights HR analytics can offer. The writers point out that there are things that HR may be getting wrong right now, like recruitment and attrition. A big Asian bank and a major U.S. insurer are used as examples to demonstrate the value of analytics in making the right people decisions.
Sidhartha Shishoo – Genpact Analytics & Research
The #2 article on this list is written by Sidhartha Shishoo, Vice President of Human Resources at Genpact Analytics & Research. The article points out why HR analytics is important and – if applied correctly – the value it adds to an organization.
In this article, Shishoo shares with us his analytics journey. He writes about the challenges they had to overcome during the past 8 months. He mentions challenges concerning the vision, measuring the variables, building the right and more. This is one of the most detailed articles on a company’s journey towards developing analytical capabilities. It is an interesting read for both experienced and inexperienced people in the field of HR analytics.
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Josh Bersin – Bersin by Deloitte
As mentioned before, the interest for HR analytics is growing rapidly. However, it is not just the appetite that is growing. Josh Bersin shows in his article that the market is also growing.
In his article, Bersin shows that people analytics is finally accepted as a discipline. This is illustrated by Bersin’s research, which shows a tremendous growth in the people analytics market. Bersin elaborates on 10 elements that drive this growth, for instance the redesign of organizations around teams.
David Creelman – Creelman Research
All that glitters is not gold, according to #4 on this list. In his article, David Creelman offers a fresh perspective on the McKinsey article (#1). As a practitioner, Creelman sees a number of issues arising from McKinsey’s approach to people analytics.
David Creelman addresses McKinsey’s tendency to focus on highly advanced analytics tools and techniques. He uses a rather entertaining metaphor to point out that the real value of HR analytics comes from simple tools that can be used by the average HR professionals. Offering a fresh and practical perspective on people analytics, Creelman’s article is definitely worth reading.
David Green – IBM
Article #5 on this list is written by another David, who almost made it into this list with 2 of his articles. The article was published just 3 days ago, which makes it all the more impressive that it is already one of the most trending articles online.
In his article, Green provides 15 actionable tips that can help turn any HR employee into an analytics professional. Green mentions many interesting groups, persons and companies related to HR Analytics, making his article interesting for both experienced and inexperienced HR analytics professionals. We also greatly appreciate the reference to our own Analytics in HR blog. Thank you very much, David!
An honorable mention: A second article of David Green almost made this list as well. His article on the 27 best HR Analytics articles of H1 2016 is definitely worth reading!