The Power and Future of People Analytics

By HR Tech Outlook | Monday, June 10, 2019

People AnalyticsFREMONT, CA: People Analytics can be better understood, as the technology for analyzing people-related data. Through people analytics, one can get qualitative data as well as quantitative data regarding people and their behavior. These insights are especially helpful to evaluate the success or failure of programs that target people in an organization and hence help in developing the HR strategy. With the advent of people analytics, the HR department has seen a transformation in the way they address problems. While previously everything worked reactively, now it has become predictive and proactive.

People analytics make an organization efficient in the way they handle their human resources. By enabling tools like interactive platforms, organizations can decipher what employees feel, expect, and think. Talent management, which involves hiring talent, recognizing their skills, allocating them the right job, retaining employees, and conducting performance appraisals,  has become convenient, all thanks to people analytics. The decisions taken by the management are not intuitive anymore, and feedbacks to employees are personalized and fact-based. Overall, organizational culture has benefited a lot from people analytics.

Although people analytics is majorly an HR tool, it is not limited in its scope. It has found many takers and applications in various departments. It has utility in studying demographics, aiding in application development for new technologies, and making automation viable. With revolutionary changes happening in workplaces driven by innovation, people analytics has the vital role of ensuring readiness among workers to adapt to changes in workflows and processes.

The next level of people analytics will depend on how comprehensive companies can turn. Building a strong team which has functionality across many processes of the organization is essential to collect and harness data, prioritizing actionable plans and strategies to enhance analytical prowess.  

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