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HR Analytics Essentials You Always Wanted To Know

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  • Functions as a supplement to a textbook for undergraduates studying Human Resources Management
  • Blends theory with practical guidance, making it easy to begin implementing analytics best practices
  • Comes with helpful video tutorials for using Excel to manipulate quantitative data

Bibliographic Details

Pages: 214 pages

Paperback (ISBN): 9781636510347

eBook (ISBN): 9781636510354

Hardback (Color): 9781636510361

Trim Size: 5.5” x 8.5”

Category: Business & Economics

Author: Dr. Michael J. Walsh


A practical guide to using human resource analytics for making optimal business decisions.

Read this book if you want to be able to:

  • Define what HR Analytics can do for an organization
  • Determine the best HR analytics role for you
  • Assess the readiness of your organization for undergoing a study using HR analytics
  • Apply HR Analytics in various HR disciplines
  • Use Excel to efficiently manage data for your HR analytics
  • Tell your organization’s story - whether you are a seasoned professional or a newcomer

Part overview of the field, part handbook, HR Analytics Essentials walks readers through the many benefits of using analytics to make better people decisions. HR Analytics requires more than just strong gut instincts and a talent for talking with people; it requires a good understanding of your organization’s human capital. As this guide will show, HR Analytics is both an art and a science that can help your organization make informed decisions that benefit all stakeholders. With case studies and online tutorials, including a step-by-step guide for using Excel to efficiently work with your data, HR Analytics Essentials is the perfect handbook you need.

About the Author

Dr. Michael Walsh is an industrial and organizational psychologist with over 15 years of human resources and people analytics experience. Michael currently leads Global Talent Management and Organizational Effectiveness for Eaton Corporation’s Vehicle Group. He also teaches a Human Resources Analytics course for master’s level students at the University of Illinois and Wayne State University. Previously, Michael’s passion for People Analytics landed him at Bloomberg and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles where he started and led the Global People Strategy and Analytics and People Analytics and Insights functions, respectively. Michael began his professional career as a client facing consultant for Mercer’s Human Capital practice focused on HR Strategy, Organizational Design/Development and Human Capital Analytics. Michael worked for Mercer in Chicago, Dubai and New York. His master’s degree is in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois and his PhD is in Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

About the Series

The Self-Learning Management Series is designed to help students, new managers, career switchers, and entrepreneurs learn essential management lessons and covers every aspect of business, from HR to Finance to Marketing to Operations across any and every industry. Each book includes basic fundamentals, important concepts, and standard and well-known principles as well as practical ways of application of the subject matter.

Editorial Reviews

Every function of an organization can benefit from analytics. Dr. Michael Walsh has and his book 'HR Analytics Essentials' provides a helpful framework for establishing and using analytics to support the Human Resources function and key decision-making. This book is a good tool for individuals in the field of H.R. and managers.

- Leslie Yerkes, President, Catalyst Consulting Group, Inc.


This book provides a good, basic overview of HR analytics that is easy to understand and is not overly technical. It could be a useful supplement to an introduction to HR text used in an undergraduate class to provide additional coverage of HR analytics which is especially important to the strategic role of HR in organizations.

- Loren Kuzuhara, University of Wisconsin-Madison


This book explains the scientific method of inquiry as it is applied to HR functions in a clear and understandable manner. The book has easily viewed charts, graphs, case studies, discussions questions, and quizzes to help the reader. The use of statistics to operationalize data is easy to comprehend. The book covers the essential areas of the HR function in organizations such as staffing and training and compensating both salaried and hourly employees. A plus are the video tutorials available online. I would recommend this book without reservation to both, teachers, students or practitioner of HR who wish to comprehend the subject matter of HR Analytics.

- Dr. Jerry Spiegel, President, Lakeview Educational Association


HR Analytics Essentials is a competent source for those wanting a primer on using data about people to drive meaningful change within an organization. While most textbooks in this area focus on either quantitative analysis or psychological theory, Dr. Walsh’s work does an effective job at bridging the gap between these two through an organizational lens. By exposing the reader to a broad range of important concepts relevant to HR analytics, this book is a terrific starting point for those wanting a framework to understand both the importance and application of data in human resources.

- James Meersman, Juniata College


Dr. Michael Walsh outlines a pragmatic approach to HR Analytics for the most novice to the most advanced. His writing style is easy to follow, and often funny, without talking down to the reader.

- Dr. Wendy Hirsch, VP HR Technology, Analytics & Services, Eaton

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