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.

5 Hypotheses That Will Reduce Absenteeism

In a previous blog I wrote about how we started a project to see if we could analyze and predict absenteeism. In this blog I will update you on our project. We were approached by a company with over 10,000 employees. The company’s HR manager was concerned about the increasing rates of absenteeism. He wanted to…

What Drives Employee Turnover? Part 2

In our previous blog on turnover, part 1, we showed a business case for employee turnover. In this blog, we will take a closer look at the science behind turnover and ask ourselves the question: “Why do people quit?” In 2000, three scientists combined all existing literature on employee turnover. This resulted in a meta-analysis…

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11 Key HR Metrics

This blog lists 11 key HR metrics. Metrics are a fundamental part of HR Analytics and offer valuable input for strategic decision-making. These key HR metrics provide a quick overview of HR’s effectiveness and can be used as Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). In our previous blog on HR Metrics, we wrote about 14 HR metrics…

Absenteeism: a 3 Step Analytics Approach

You probably hate it when you feel sick – and so does your boss. Absenteeism is a real problem. The U.S. spends $84 billion per annum on absenteeism. This boils down to $560 per employee. The UK spends on average $890 per employee. In the Netherlands, this number is $1,545. I specifically mention the Netherlands…

4 Misconceptions about (HR) Analytics

Did you know that most (HR) predictions are inaccurate? And do you know why you should never guarantee anonymity when you are dealing with HR analytics? There are many misconceptions about HR analytics. In this blog I will address four of the most common ones. The first two are misconceptions about analytics in general and…

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9 HR Analytics Terms You Should Know

When we talk about HR data analytics, we use words such as machine learning, algorithms and data mining. However, do we actually know the meaning of these terms? To be honest, the first time I heard them, I didn’t… This blog goes into some commonly used HR analytics terms. 1. Data mining Data mining is…

In order to make real impact, HR needs to adopt a new way of thinking.

Analytics, A new way for HR to have Impact?

What is HR’s impact on an organization? Many HR professionals believe that their programs are invaluable. Recruitment programs, skill assessments, leadership development and executive coaching are all examples that are assumed to play a key role in advancing the organization. But do they really matter? Most people agree that HR plays a critical role in…