People Analytics Course Overview :
Not too long ago, the mention of the phrase “people analytics” would be met with lots of head-scratching and blank stares in the workplace. Fast forward a few years later, and people analytics is at the center of Human Resources. Decision-making about people in an organization is now more than ever analytical and data-based, just like any other management discipline.
People analytics has also advanced in recent times, moving from reports of HR systems, headcount, vacation leave, and sick leave data to more advanced capabilities such as managing talent and workforce planning. For high-performing organizations, having and utilizing well-functioning people analytics is crucial to winning the war for talent.
People analytics is a data-driven approach to managing people at work. For the first time in history, business leaders can make decisions about their people based on deep analysis of data rather than the traditional methods of personal relationships, decision making based on experience, and risk avoidance. In this brand new course, three of Wharton’s top professors, all pioneers in the field of people analytics, will explore the state-of-the-art techniques used to recruit and retain great people, and demonstrate how these techniques are used at cutting-edge companies. They’ll explain how data and sophisticated analysis is brought to bear on people-related issues, such as recruiting, performance evaluation, leadership, hiring and promotion, job design, compensation, and collaboration.
This course is an introduction to the theory of people analytics, and is not intended to prepare learners to perform complex talent management data analysis. By the end of this course, you’ll understand how and when hard data is used to make soft-skill decisions about hiring and talent development, so that you can position yourself as a strategic partner in your company’s talent management decisions. This course is intended to introduce you to Organizations that flourish when the people who work in them flourish. Analytics can help make both happen. This course in People Analytics is designed to help you flourish in your career, too.
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What is people analytics?
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How can HR start building People Analytics capabilities?
The future of people analytics
How does it compare to AI, machine learning, and big data
People analytics history
How is people analytics like Moneyball
How to get started with the people analytics
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