Erik van Vulpen is an expert in connecting HR processes to business results through qualitative and quantitative methods. He is globally recognized as a thought leader in the People Analytics and Digital HR space. Erik is a regular speaker at conferences and trained dozens of HR leadership teams to embed innovative and data-driven HR practices in their organization. He is also an instructor for the AIHR Academy, as well as one of its founders. Contact Erik at erik@aihr.com or connect with him on LinkedIn.

HR analytics video Q&A

Video Q&A with 5 HR Analytics Leaders

There are several great videos about different applications of HR analytics. We have collected the best clips to answer 5 common questions about how to build analytical capabilities, how HR analytics can add to bottom line performance and how Google’s people analytics team recruited and promoted better managers. What does HR analytics have to do…

The Myth of the full-time data scientist

I often talk with people about the advantages and disadvantages of hiring an external data scientist to take care of HR data analyses. I am not a salesperson so I am usually too honest: Hiring external expertise offers opportunities but also has drawbacks. As this is a recurring topic, I would like to share the…

HR on the move

On October 18th, the AOG School of Management organized an event about big data and HR analytics in the Netherlands. Three keynote speakers spoke about the future of HR tech and analytics. In this article I would like to share with you the main – and very interesting – takeaways. Tom Haak (HR Trend Institute) – Twitter…

HR analytics Interview: Patrick Coolen

On September 14th, I interviewed Patrick Coolen. Patrick is a recognizable face in the HR analytics field and I was very curious to learn about his experiences in applying people analytics at ABN AMRO. We talked among other things about better decision making, business cases, most important lessons learned and his vision on the future…

Illustration: Reasons why HR analytics projects fail

5 Reasons Why HR Analytics Projects Fail

Not all HR analytics projects succeed. Some never really get off the ground, others don’t produce tangible results and some even lead to internal conflict. We compiled a list of the 5 most important reasons why HR analytics projects fail. This list will help you succeed in yours. The HR analytics project is too ambitious…