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People Analytics

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A Day in the Life

People Analytics, or HR Analytics as it's also called, is a data-driven and goal-focused method of analytics that can help managers and executives make decisions about their employees or workforce. People Analytics teams help organizations find better applicants, make smarter hiring decisions, and increase employee performance and retention.

Work Responsibilities

  • Help organizations make data-driven decisions that drive human capital business outcomes
  • Ensure organizations make smarter hiring decisions and increase employee engagement & retention

Skills You'll Need

  • Business acumen and storytelling
  • Industrial and organizational psychology
  • Research design and analysis
  • Understanding of HR policies and functions
  • Mathematics and statistics
  • Databases and programming
  • Data awareness and analysis
  • Problem definition, hypothesis building, project management, solution development, change management, and stakeholder management
  • Build strong client relationships while developing analytical and storytelling skills that strengthen organizations' human capital
  • Develop strong program management and communication skills

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Here are a few real-word examples of jobs and people working in this industry right now.

Example Jobs

Head of People Analytics at Roblox

Senior People Analytics Manager at Chewy

People Analytics Lead at Amazon

People Analytics Director at Facebook

Real World Professionals

People Analyst

Data Analyst, People

Senior Data Analyst, People Analytics

Senior Manager, People Insights

Head of Global People Analytics

Director, People Analytics and Program Management

Growth Path

  1. People Analytics Analyst
  2. Manager of People Analytics
  3. Director of People Analytics
  4. VP of People Analytics

Demand for Talent

  • The Harvard Business Review reports use of an algorithm over instinct increases the ability of recruiters to find the best qualified candidates by more than 50%
  • HR Analytics pay back $13.01 for every dollar
  • Companies becoming more data-driven projects = no end in sight for HR Analytics and tremendous future demand


People Analytics Analyst
Manager of People Analytics
Director of People Analytics
VP of People Analytics

Teams You'll Work With


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