HR Analytics Books

Workforce and HR Analytics books with reviews and recommendations.

Predictive HR Analytics: Mastering the HR Metric

by Martin P. Edwards and Kristen Edwards, 2016

While other departments in an organization deal with profits, sales growth, and strategic planning, Human Resources (HR) is responsible for employee well-being, engagement, and staff motivation.  Even though it may not be immediately obvious, the management of these duties often requires a great deal of measurement and technical skill. Predictive HR Analytics provides a clear and accessible framework to understanding and learning to work with HR analytics at an advanced level, using examples of particular predictive models, such as diversity analysis, predicting turnover, evaluating interventions, and predicting performance.


When dealing with metrics, management information, and analytics, HR practitioners rarely use any advanced statistical techniques or go beyond describing the characteristics of the workforce.  Authors Martin Edwards and Kirsten Edwards explain the business applications of HR predictive models; the ethics and limitations of HR analytics; how to carry out an analysis; predict turnover, performance, recruiting, and selection outcomes; and monitor the impact of interventions.

The Power of People: Learn How Successful Organizations Use Workforce Analytics To Improve Business Performance

by Nigel Guenole, 2017

Transforming the immense potential of workforce analytics into reality isn’t easy. Pioneering practitioners have learned crucial lessons that can help you succeed. The Power of People shares their journeys—and their indispensable insights.

Drawing on incisive case studies and vignettes, three experts help you bring purpose and clarity to any workforce analytics project, with robust research design and analysis to get reliable insights. They reveal where to start, where to find stakeholder support, and how to earn “quick wins” to build upon.

You’ll learn how to sustain success through best-practice data management, technology usage, partnering, and skill building. Finally, you’ll discover how to earn even more value by establishing an analytical mindset throughout HR, and building two key skills: storytelling and visualization.

The Power of People will be invaluable to HR executives establishing or leading analytics functions; HR professionals planning analytics projects; and any business executive who wants more value from HR.

The Practical Guide to HR Analytics

by Shonna D. Waters PhD, 2018

The need for HR professionals to understand and apply data analytics is greater than ever. Today’s successful HR professionals must ask insightful questions, understand key terms, and intelligently apply data, but may lack a clear understanding of the many forms, types, applications, interpretations, and capabilities of HR analytics. HR Analytics provides a practical approach to using data to solve real HR challenges in organizations and demystifies analytics with clear guidelines and recommendations for making the business case, starting an HR analytics function, avoiding common pitfalls, presenting data through visualization and storytelling, and much more.

Storytelling with Data: A Data Visualization Guide for Business Professionals

by Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic, 2015

Don't simply show your data—tell a story with it! 

Storytelling with Data teaches you the fundamentals of data visualization and how to communicate effectively with data. You'll discover the power of storytelling and the way to make data a pivotal point in your story. The lessons in this illuminative text are grounded in theory, but made accessible through numerous real-world examples—ready for immediate application to your next graph or presentation. 


Storytelling is not an inherent skill, especially when it comes to data visualization, and the tools at our disposal don't make it any easier. This book demonstrates how to go beyond conventional tools to reach the root of your data, and how to use your data to create an engaging, informative, compelling story. Specifically, you'll learn how to: 

 

  • Understand the importance of context and audience

  • Determine the appropriate type of graph for your situation

  • Recognize and eliminate the clutter clouding your information

  • Direct your audience's attention to the most important parts of your data

  • Think like a designer and utilize concepts of design in data visualization

  • Leverage the power of storytelling to help your message resonate with your audience 

 

Together, the lessons in this book will help you turn your data into high impact visual stories that stick with your audience. Rid your world of ineffective graphs, one exploding 3D pie chart at a time. There is a story in your data—Storytelling with Data will give you the skills and power to tell it!

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