Whether you’re a People Analytics beginner or a seasoned professional, having all the relevant resources from the field of People Analytics in one place offers a lot of value. That’s why we’ve created a list of key HR analytics resources, divided into several categories:
- academic papers
- HR standards and data definitions
- people analytics examples and data sets
All resources contain clickable links and, with the exception of one or two academic resources and the books, all are freely accessible.
People Analytics Books
The People Analytics books in our list aim to help you understand the basics of HR analytics, its financial impact on your organization, and how to use it to drive better results. Each of these made a profound impact on how the people analytics field has developed. The books on our list also contain concrete examples and case studies to enable you to put theory into practice.
Practical People Analytics Articles
These are some of the most impactful and actionable people analytics articles written in the past decade. They include some older pieces that have set the stage for people analytics and still hold relevance today, as well as the top 40 HR & people analytics articles of 2018 and 2019, published by Dave Millner.
People Analytics Academic Papers
This section lists the most-cited academic papers on people analytics. One of the difficulties when it comes to selecting academic material is that publishing these materials can take up to a few years. This means that there is always a bit of lag between the latest insights and these insights being published by respectable journals.
People Analytics Reports
The number of recent people analytics reports is limited. In this section, we have listed the most impactful reports of the last five years. These reports show how people analytics has evolved and is now being embedded into traditional HR. While in Deloitte’s 2016 and 2017 reports, people analytics was mentioned explicitly, in their 2018, 2019, and 2020 reports, it is hardly (if at all) mentioned. Instead, people analytics is assumed to be one of the core HR activities.
HR Standards and Data Definitions
HR standards are about specifying how HR metrics should be measured and benchmarked to create uniform data definitions. This includes the quantities, formulas, and variables needed to calculate and produce these measurements.
ISO Standards for Human resource management overview.
The following ISO standards are all finalized and part of this collection of ISO standards for HRM.
- ISO 30405:2016. Human resource management – Guidelines on recruitment
- ISO 30408:2016. Human resource management – Guidelines on human governance
- ISO 30409:2016. Human resource management – Workforce planning
- ISO 30406:2017. Sustainable employability management for organizations.
- ISO 30407:2017. Human resource management – Cost-Per-Hire
- ISO 30410:2018. Human resource management – Impact of hire metric
- ISO 30411:2018. Human resource management – Quality of hire metric
- ISO 30414:2018. Human resource management – Guidelines for internal and external human capital reporting.
People Analytics Examples and Data Sets
Below you can find practical examples of how organizations use people analytics, as well as data sets to practice your people analytics skills on.
van Vulpen (2018). 7 HR Data Sets for People Analytics.
This article includes 7 HR data sets for people analytics with descriptions and exercises.
People Analytics Videos
These videos are packed with useful information on people analytics in a comprehensible format.
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