HR Analytics Essentials You Always Wanted To Know
Have you ever wondered if there is a science behind the people decisions businesses make? If you have ever been curious about the methods employed by human resources professionals, then HR Analytics Essentials You Always Wanted to Know is the resource guide you need!
After reading this book, you will 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, including recruiting and staffing, labor negotiations, incentives, and training
- Use Excel to efficiently manage data for your HR analytics
Part overview of the field, part handbook for getting started in HR Analytics yourself, HR Analytics Essentials You Always Wanted to Know 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. As this guide shows, HR Analytics is both an art and a science that can help your organization make informed decisions that benefit all stakeholders, including employees. Through a blend of theory and practice, you will learn how to think like an HR Analytics professional and apply your expertise in real-world scenarios. With case studies and online tutorials, including a step-by-step guide for using Excel to efficiently work with your data, HR Analytics Essentials You Always Wanted to Know will be the handbook you need to help steer your organization to success.
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