It’s the most wonderful time of the year! December was a quiet month with fewer articles than usual. However, the quality of this month is superb and this month’s list is therefore again very exciting. Enjoy!
We talk a lot about HR analytics but how about some analytics about the HR analytics labor market? It turns out that the HR analyst is in high demand. 79% of organizations with over 10,000 employees have one or more data analyst positions in HR. The number of these positions has grown for most (65%) organizations over the past five years and is expected to grow even further.
The article also dives into what holds organizations back from adopting HR analytics. The number one reason? Difficulties gathering data. 31.1% of organizations mention this as their number one reason for hindering analytics adoption within HR.
Read the full article here.
This article is, as the title already suggests, a list of the 15 must-follow HR and people analytics experts. Jibe’s Michael Altiero penned a great list with some of the most recognized names in the field, including David Green, Max Blumberg, Patrick Coolen (check out the interview we did with him if you haven’t already) and yours truly.
Our inclusion did not influence my decision to pick this article of course – but we sure are flattered! Check Michael’s full list here.
David Green is a gift that keeps on giving – or, to paraphrase Oliver Twist: “please sir, can I have some more?” Using multiple examples like Maersk Drilling, Capgemini and Chevron, David describes how leaders in the HR analytics space keep pioneering the field and leverage analytics to gain a competitive advantage.
In one of the case studies, David describes how Johnson & Johnson leveraged HR analytics to improve their hiring process, opting to go for university graduates instead of more experienced hires because the former stayed with the company longer and were promoted faster.
Check David’s article here.
Employees don’t like engagement surveys – which is something we all know. But what’s the alternative? Steffen Maier describes how Google achieves a 90% participation rate in their surveys and how the company leverages the results to improve the workplace.
Using Google’s Project Oxygen and Project Aristotle (all publicly available through Google’s re:Work), Steffen describes the factors that lead to higher team effectiveness and performance.
Google is a leader in the people analytics space and there’s a lot we can learn from their best practices. Read the full article here.
Once again, David Green tops our list. David holds our all-time record of most trending publicist in 2016. This article offers a great overview of the must-read articles of the second half of 2016.
I agree that it’s slightly confusing: the number 1 on this list of five is a list with 40 articles. However, the article is worth checking out. It features articles like Patrick Coolen’s 10 Golden Rules of HR Analytics, Tom Haak’s People Analytics: 5 Steps and our own 5 Reasons why HR Analytics projects fail.
One article I especially like is Luk Smeyers’ critical note on the needs analysis that a lot of organizations conduct before starting with people analytics. His advice? Don’t do it. It usually involves a lot of time and effort, and in the end does not yield much surprising and useful. A great and critical read.
Check David’s full list here.