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  • Writer's pictureMehak Sharma

HR no longer need to be based on “soft” reasoning but more on data-driven analysis

“If you pick the right metrics for success, you will be able to significantly improve the focus of the whole team and thus improve your business. Developing these metrics should be done first by making hypotheses about your business and validating/invalidating these hypotheses. From there you will have a good base understanding that will allow you to determine what metrics to focus on and how to define success for your business.”

The area of human resource management has evolved considerably throughout time and continues to do so on a daily basis. While HR professionals are still largely concerned with the "human" side of operating a business, they have also grown more reliant on technology and data that did not exist even a decade ago.

The advent of this data, as well as its effect on HR procedures, has given birth to a new word and discipline: human resources analytics.

"Human resources analytics is part of digital HR," says Tom Penque, an instructor in Northeastern University's Master of Science in Human Resources Management programme. "As HR technology and platforms advance, more information [is] becoming accessible for us to capture electronically." HR analytics is concerned with the many methods through which we acquire, measure, and organise information in order to provide important insights for a business."

Data-driven decision-making has become a routine component of many human resources operations as a result of the abundance of this data. The argument is straightforward: having access to data that may support choices about recruiting, employee performance, the quality of human resource software, and other aspects of human resources can frequently lead to better business strategies.

HR analytics, also known as people analytics, workforce analytics, or talent analytics, includes collecting, analysing, and reporting on HR data. It helps your firm to assess the influence of various HR KPIs on overall business performance and make data-driven choices. HR analytics, in other terms, is a data-driven approach to Human Resources Management.

Human resource analytics (HR Analytics) is described as the domain of analytics that deals with people analysis and applying analytical processes to human capital inside a business to enhance employee performance and retention.

HR analytics does not collect data on how your people perform at work; rather, its main goal is to give improved insight into each of the human resource processes by collecting related data and then utilising this data to make educated decisions on how to enhance these processes.

For instance, you can use HR analytics to answer the following questions regarding the organization's HR system:

  1. How quickly do your employees leave?

  2. Do you know which of your staff will quit in the next year?

  3. What proportion of employee turnover is regretted the loss

How does HR Analytics work?

To be successful and competitive, all businesses and organisations must be capable of adapting, expanding, and evolving to meet the new problems and realities that they confront. This is true for every department inside a business, including human resources. HR analytics may be used to develop an iterative framework for making these essential modifications as they become evident.

HR analytics as a discipline is generally used to understand and address specific challenges that an organization's human resources department is facing, such as why there has been a sudden spike in employees quitting after their two-year anniversary, or why the quality of applications has fallen in recent months.

Despite the fact that the difficulties are unique, the approach in which HR analytics is used is often consistent. This information is frequently used to:

  • Create a current performance baseline so that the HR professional understands where their organisation sits on the metrics that are most important to it.

  • Make observations and draw inferences from this benchmark in order to generate hypotheses about potential solutions to the problems you're facing.

  • Implement a process modification that is specially designed to evaluate the hypothesis's validity.

  • Monitor results so that the impact of the change can be evaluated, understood, and either turned back (in the case of a failure) or embraced and expanded to more processes as needed (in the case of success).


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