HR analytics is the use of people data and analytics tools to understand work and the workforce. HR professionals use HR analytics to measure and report on key aspects of HR activity, including performance management, engagement, and remuneration. Data is now a significant part of the role of many HR functions. This research looks more closely at this area.  


Synthesis report

The synthesis report 'Human capital analytics and reporting: exploring theory and evidence' discusses these areas in detail and provides reflections and recommendations based on insights from across the studies.

Human capital analytics and reporting

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Technical studies

The evidence which informed our synthesis of academic insights is summarised in two technical studies that provide a deep and critical interpretation of published evidence, and offer insights important to theory and practice.

'Human capital theory: assessing the evidence for the value and importance of people to organisational success' explores human capital theory, by looking at definitions of human capital, and its relationship to other HR theories.

Human capital theory: assessing the evidence

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'Human capital metrics and analytics: assessing the evidence for the value and impact of people data' considers the HR analytics space which includes the measurement and reporting of work and the workforce.

Human capital metrics and analytics: assessing the evidence

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