Spotlight on: Data-Driven Insights in Human Resources Management

Spotlight on: Data-Driven Insights in Human Resources Management

Pages:13 pages10 min read

Author: Dilys Leman, Diogo Borba


This research looks at how human resources (HR) professionals can use employee and organizational data (e.g., performance ratings, absenteeism, and turnover rates) to inform their decision-making processes, policies, and procedures.

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In this Spotlight Series article, we look at the set of techniques that organizations may use to collect, transform, and analyze data to uncover associations, patterns, or trends within a particular topic. Each of these data analytics techniques has a distinct purpose, level of complexity, and decision-making impact. How are these techniques grouped and how do they help HR decision-makers? What are the common stages across organizations? What are the ethical considerations in using data analytics?

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Key take-aways
Leveraging data to inform human resources management
From describing to prescribing
Where are you on the data analytics road?
Ethical considerations in using data analytics
Final thoughts
Appendix A: Methodology
Appendix B: Bibliography

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