HR Analytics & People Analytics 101 - Beginner
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HR Analytics & People Analytics 101 - Beginner

An Introductory Course For Human Resources Generalists and Non-technical Professionals
4.4 (95 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
300 students enrolled
Created by Tracey Smith
Last updated 5/2020
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 6 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • How to calculate fairness in hiring, promotions and performance reviews
  • How to calculate the effectiveness of learning/training programs
  • How to select HR metrics and what to watch out for
  • Practical applications of HR/People Analytics
  • How HR teams are using data analytics to improve the employee / employer experience
  • How to determine correlations in your HR data
  • Concerns and ethical considerations associated with HR Analytics
  • How to connect Excel, Tableau and Power BI to real-time data sources and data extracts
  • Be curious and have a thirst for knowledge
  • Basic Excel skills

This course is not intended for analytics experts. It is intended for HR generalists.

HR Analytics, also called People Analytics, talent analytics and workforce analytics has been increasingly used in corporate HR teams.

This class is a beginner level introduction and does not require advanced mathematical knowledge.  It is intended for Human Resource business partners and generalists who are curious about how businesses are using analytics to study employees. If you are seeking a purely statistical class, this is NOT the course for you. This class includes some of the easier data analysis tools in the Excel data analysis Toolpak but those who want to avoid all statistical work can skip these assignments.

Learn how HR teams are using analytics to improve the workplace for employees, to increase the bottom line for their business and to ensure fairness in the workplace. Learn how to properly select metrics and what happens when you ignore "Rule #3."

Learn how to connect tools like Excel, Tableau and Power BI to real-time data and data extracts.

This class covers the same content as Tracey's on-site workshops. Below are several testimonials from the in-person class.

"Tracey's experience and wealth of knowledge is clear in the way she presents, explains new concepts and makes content relevant to students by providing real life examples. She has an amazing teaching style which allowed me to quickly grasp a topic I had struggled with during a whole term in my university days."

"This is a great course for HR Professionals who are already conducting some sort of reporting or data analysis and are looking to improve upon these skills. This 1 day course offers a lot of valuable information about analytics that I will benefit in the future moving forward."

"Tracey is a wonderful instructor with immense knowledge. Her teaching style was great and I thoroughly enjoyed learning from her."

Who this course is for:
  • HR Business partners/generalists who want a fundamental understanding of HR analytics
  • Beginner Analysts who wonder how their skills can be applied to Human Resources
  • People wondering if HR Analytics is a career they would like to enter
  • Non-technical HR professionals and leaders
Course content
Expand 14 lectures 01:06:03
+ Introduction
14 lectures 01:01:58

This class will introduce you to the topic of HR analytics, its practical uses, challenges and concerns. You will have the opportunity to do hands-on assignments and quizzes to test your progress. Assignments are optional, but if you would like to complete them, your instructor can provide you with individual feedback.

Preview 00:57

This section will present examples of where we see analytics used in the real world and the value it is providing. From transportation optimization to the smart-diaper sending data to "the cloud," analytics is enhancing the lives of many people.

Preview 02:27

In the previous video, we saw examples of how access to data can help people and society. For example, access to crime data allows your local police force to allocate their resources in the best way.

Making Data Public
1 question

This section will teach you why using analytics to study people is a much bigger challenge than studying machines. Learn how to think through a "people experiment" to ensure your study isn't a failure from the start.

Studying people vs. studying machines
Starting with the Business Question
1 question

In this section, you will learn my three fundamental rules of metrics and why ignoring Rule #3 can have devastating consequences.

Guiding Rules for the Selection and Interpretation of Metrics

This quiz will test your knowledge of the guiding rules for selecting metrics.

Selecting and Interpreting Metrics
2 questions
This assignment will provide the ability to think about some of the unintended consequences of measuring people. Proceed to the assignment questions for more details.
Measuring People: How will they behave?
2 questions
2 questions

In this section, you'll see multiple, real examples of deriving value from HR analytics. I've also added:

  • Two downloadable resources to help you plan your projects,

  • An article on how the Four Seasons used analytics in recruitment, and

  • Three book references.

Preview 10:12
This assignment allows you to practice a simple, but real analysis of a company's turnover.
Practice - Turnover Analysis
1 question
This activity allows you to perform a deeper analysis of turnover for your leadership.
Practice - Further Analysis of Turnover
1 question
Management has come to you with an urgent request. Revenue has fallen and they need to cut costs quickly. Their plan is to cut 75 workers from the current workforce of 1000 employees. It is currently January 1, 2020 and they would like to reduce the workforce to 925 workers by the end of March.
1 question
1 question
The head of HR recently ran a financial report and discovered that the company is spending $170,400 recruiting new college and university graduates each year. Expenses have come from recruiters travelling to 10 different campuses each year to attend career fairs. Your leader says that from now on, r
Practice: HR Analytics for Cost Savings: Help Your Leadership Make a Decision
3 questions

This lecture will teach you what an impact analysis is and how human resource and legal departments use it to ensure that all employees and potential employees are being treated fairly. You will have the opportunity to practice this analysis in an assignment.

Impact Analysis: Are we treating people fairly?
When you applied for a job at XYZ Company, you took a qualifying test as part of the hiring process. Thankfully, you passed the test and were hired. Now, your leadership has asked you whether you think the test is fair for both male and female applicants.
Practice: Adverse Impact Analysis to Test Fairness of Hiring Tests
1 question
This assignment is a bit more complex that the first adverse impact analysis assignment. Test your skills further if you wish.
Practice: Adverse Impact Analysis #2
1 question

This section will explain the concept of linear regression and how it can be used to impact HR and the company as a whole.

The exercise in this section will use the free Data Analysis Toolpak to perform a linear relationship test.

Using Analytics to Find Relationships

This video will provide an Excel demonstration on testing for linear relationships.

Excel Demonstration for Testing Linear Relationships
This course is intended to have easy math, however, some students have asked for this activity. To satisfy all students, those that don't want anything statistical can skip this assignment. You only need to be aware that it exists so you can ask an analyst to do this for you in your office.
Optional: Testing for Linear Relationship in Employee Data
2 questions

In this lecture, we will use Excel to show how you can use the free Data Analysis Toolpak to determine whether a training program was effective.

How to Use Analytics to Measure the Effectiveness of Training
This assignment is provided allow you to try the paired t-test activity you saw in the previous video.
Practice Paired t-test: Measure the Effectiveness of Learning
1 question
This assignment is optional and is designed for students who would like a more detailed analysis experience.
Practice Paired t-test: Measure the Effectiveness of Learning #2
2 questions
Privacy laws
2 questions
The current state of HR systems
1 question

This video will show you how to connect to data sources using Excel, Tableau and Power BI.

Connecting to Data Sources with Excel, Tableau and Power BI
The changing skills demand in Human Resources
1 question
Summary and Bonus Resources