Students' Favorite People Analytics Posts
The students hail from many different backgrounds and geographies. Some have HR experience while others are seeking to work in HR at some point. The course is a requirement for HR Certification in the Business program. Kudos to UCBX for requiring a course in analytics for certification in HR.
The latest homework assignment is to select a people analytics article or post and explain why its message is compelling and resonates with what we have learned in the class so far: the value of measuring and analyzing human capital; some basic analytical foundations; and "big data" in human capital analytics.
I thought it would be refreshing to share what the students selected - what seized the attention of working professionals who have by-and-large just been introduced to the field of people analytics.
Here are the articles that the students chose, in no particular order. Some familiar names but also some new ones and a wholesome list, to be sure.
HR Analytics: Moneyball for MSPs - Len April
How HR Analytics Will Transform the World of Hiring - Luk Smeyers
Ethics of Analytics: A Look into the Dark Side - Tracey Smith
Learning Analytics: the Analyze Phase - Katica Roy and Sanchita Sur
Google's Quest to Build a Better Boss - Adam Bryant
Will HR Lose the Battle Over Analytics? - Karen O'Leonard
Geeks Arrive in HR - Josh Bersin
Lessons From a Leading Loser - Mark Berry
Predictions: Tech Innovations Among 2016 Trends - Aliah D. Wright (needs SHRM login to view)
The 10 Golden Rules of HR Analytics (Revisited) - Patrick Coolen (independently selected by two students)
People Analytics Takes Off - Ten Things We've Learned - Josh Bersin
People Analytics Gaining Speed - Josh Bersin, Laurence Collins, David Mallon, Jeff Moir & Robert Straub
Revealing the HR Professional of the Decade: Laszlo Bock of Google - Dr John Sullivan
The Problem of HR Analytics - Mike West
In the remaining five weeks of the course we will be exploring analytical methodologies and research tools (two weeks!); aligning human capital metrics to organizational strategy; key management indicators; and analytics in action.
Hopefully you will soon see a public post by one of the students!