People analytics is about analysing data about people to solve business problems. You can find people data from HR systems, IT systems and other departments' systems. You can also find people data from external sources such as salary surveys. Insights from people data can be used to drive organisational change.
In this factsheet, we explain what people analytics is, why it’s important and how it’s used. We introduce key terms such as correlation, causation, predictive and prescriptive. We discuss who's responsible for people analytics and outline the people analytics strategy and process.
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On this page
- What is people analytics?
- What is descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics?
- What is quantitative and qualitative data, correlation and causation?
- Who is responsible for people analytics and managing people data?
- What are the aims of people analytics strategy?
- What is a people analytics process?
- Further reading
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