HR Analytics is the collection and analysis of data related to personnel. The purpose is to improve development outcomes for existing talent and it's also meant to provide a positive experience for all employees. HR Analytics uses a data-driven approach to assessing employee needs. It's used to track the progress of existing HR policies to help human resource managers gauge the effectiveness of current practices. A relatively new approach to human resources management, HR Analytics takes much of the guesswork out of deciding what policies might be effective. Organization leaders gather information and analyze the outcomes to identify necessary steps for improving employee satisfaction and productivity. The outcomes of new implementations can then be analyzed to determine whether they’re working and help guide changes as necessary.