We’ve had many requests for the must-read books, articles, and academic papers in the field of People Analytics. Having all the relevant resources in one place offers a lot of value, so we started working. Below, you’ll find a list of the key HR analytics resources we’ve identified, divided into five categories: academic papers, articles, books, HR Standards, reports, and videos. All articles contain clickable links and, with the exception of one or two academic resources, all are freely accessible.

People Analytics Academic Papers

Angrave, Charlwood, Kirkpatrick, Lawrence & Stuart (2016). HR and analytics: why HR is set to fail the big data challenge.

Aral, Brynjolfsson & Wu (2012). Three-Way Complementarities: Performance Pay, HR Analytics and Information Technology.

Becker, Huselid & Ulrich (2001). The HR Scorecard: Linking People, Strategy, and Performance.

Davenport, Harris & Shapiro (2010). Competing on Talent Analytics.

Gardner, McGranahan & Wolf (2011). Question for your HR chief: Are we using our ‘people data’ to create value?

Khan & Tang (2017). The Paradox of Human Resource Analytics: Being Mindful of Employees.

Lawler, Levenson & Boudreau (2004). HR Metrics and Analytics: Use and Impact.

Marler & Boudreau (2017). An evidence-based review of HR Analytics.

Mishra, Lama & Pal (2016). Human Resource Predictive Analytics (HRPA) For HR Management In Organization.

Momin & Mishra (2015). HR Analytics as a Strategic Workforce Planning.

Muscalu & Şerban (2014). HR analytics for strategic Human Resource Management.

Orbach, Demko, Doyle, Waber & Pentland (2014). Sensing Informal Networks in Organizations.

Rasmussen & Ulrich (2015). Learning from practice: how HR analytics avoids being a management fad.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2015). The Scientific Method.

Togt & Rasmussen (2017). Toward evidence-based HR.

Van den Heuvel & Bondarouk (2016). The rise (and fall) of HR analytics: a study into the future applications, value, structure, and system support.


People Analytics Articles

Ahmadi (2016). HR Analytics Implementation: A Step-by-Step Approach.

Blumberg (2017). A Call to Arms for the Future of People Analytics.

Coolen (2014). The 10 golden rules of HR analytics.

Coolen (2015). The 10 golden rules of HR analytics (revisited).

Coolen (2016). The 10 golden rules of HR analytics (crowd version).

Creelman (2016). How to deal with Analysis Paralysis.

Green (2016). The 21 best HR Analytics articles of 2015.

Green (2017). The 30 best HR Analytics articles of 2016.

Green (2017). Top 40 HR & People Analytics articles of 2017.

Peck (2014). They’re Watching You at Work.

Rasmussen & Ulrich (2016). HR Analytics: It’s Not a Fad. It’s the Future.

Sinar (2016). Gaps in Both Will and Skill Explain HR’s Struggles with Analytics.

Smeyers (2011). Job Description: People Analytst at Google.

Smeyers (2015). The HR Analytics Value Pyramid.

Turban, Feeman & Waber (2017). A Study Used Sensors to Show That Men and Women Are Treated Differently at Work.

Ulrich (2013). Are We There Yet? What’s Next for HR.

Ulrich (2017). Analytics on HR Analytics: What Really Works.

Van Vulpen (2016). 5 Reasons Why HR Analytics Projects Fail.

Van Vulpen (2016). Hidden Gold in HR Reporting and the HR Dashboard.


People Analytics Books

Bassi, Carpenter & McMurrer (2012). HR Analytics Handbook. McBassi & Company.

Becker, Huselid & Ulrich (2001). The HR scorecard: Linking people, strategy, and performance.

Bock (2015). Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead.

Boudreau & Jesuthasan (2011). Transformative HR: How Great Companies Use Evidence-Based Change for Sustainable Advantage.

Cascio & Boudreau (2008). Investing in People: Financial Impact of Human Resource Initiatives.

Chammoro-Premuzic (2017). The Talent Delusion: Why Data, Not Intuition, Is the Key to Unlocking Human Potential

DiBernardino (2012). Optimize human capital investments. Make the “Hard” Business Case.

Edwards & Edwards (2016). Predictive HR Analytics: Mastering the HR Metric

Fitz-enz & Mattox (2014). Predictive Analytics for Human Resources.

Guenole, Ferrar & Feinzig (2017). The Power of People: Learn How Successful Organizations Use Workforce Analytics To Improve Business Performance.

Hoffmann, Lesser & Ringo (2012). Calculating Success: How the New Workplace Analytics Will Revitalize Your Organization.

Lahey (2014). Predicting Success: Evidence-Based Strategies to Hire the Right People and Build the Best Team.

Levenson (2014). Employee Surveys That Work: Improving Design, Use, and Organizational Impact.

Levenson (2015). Strategic Analytics: Advancing Strategy Execution and Organizational Effectiveness.

Mondore, Spell, Betts & Douthitt (2018). Predicting Business Success: Using Smarter Analytics to Drive Results.

Pease & Beresford (2014). Developing Human Capital: Using Analytics to Plan and Optimize Your Learning and Development Investments.

Phillips & Phillips (2014). Making Human Capital Analytics Work: Measuring the ROI of Human Capital Processes and Outcomes.

Ulrich, Kryscynski, Brockbank & Ulrich (2017). Victory Through Organization: Why the War for Talent is Failing Your Company and What You Can Do About It.

Sundmark (2017). Doing HR Analytics – A Practitioner’s Handbook With R Examples.

van Vulpen (2016). The Basic Principles of People Analytics.

Waber (2013). People Analytics: How Social Sensing Technology Will Transform Business and What It Tells Us about the Future of Work.


People Analytics Reports

Bright & Company (2016). Organising for HR analytics success.

Deloitte (2015). Global Human Capital Trends: HR and people analytics: Stuck in neutral.

Deloitte (2016). Global Human Capital Trends: People analytics gaining speed.

Deloitte (2017). Global Human Capital Trends: People analytics recalculating the route

NTMN (2016). Still Under Construction: The State of HR Analytics 2016.


HR Standards – data definition

ANSI/SHRM (2012). Performance Management, American National Standard.

HR Metrics Service (2014). HR Metrics Interpretation Guide.

SHRM (2012). Cost-per-hire, American National Standard.


Data Sets and Analyses Examples

2018 SIOP Machine Learning Competition Winning Submission Repository

A Tutorial on People Analytics Using R – Employee Churn.

Applying Survival Analysis to Reduce Employee Turnover: A Practical Case.

Datasets repository to practice and learn Programming, Machine Learning, and Data Science.


People Analytics Videos

Analytics in HR (2018). How will Data Capturing Evolve in People Analytics?

Analytics in HR (2018). What in People Analytics are you most excited about?

Analytics in HR (2018). 5 Key Characteristics of the Digital Workforce

World Economic Forum (2016). Decoding Workforce Productivity

If you feel like we’ve missed some key resources, please send us an email at erik@analyticsinhr.com. We will update this list every few months.