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Top Talent Analytics books for HR professionals

Take cue from these top analytics books for your analytics journey.
Top Talent Analytics books for HR professionals

People analytics is revolutionizing the way Human Resource functions, and this development has created a huge opportunity for HR professionals to learn the nuances of this field. While the recognition of the practical application of People Analytics in HR management has been recent, the building blocks to perform this have been evolving since decades. So, for professionals interested in discovering how to leverage the power of data to drive better outcomes for both the business and employees, here is a list of books to help you out: 

The Basic Principles of People Analytics:

This book dives into the basic tenets of people analytics. It includes over 20 examples and business cases, a foreword by David Green and covers the entire predictive analytics process. If you’re not aware of the principles of HR analytics and want to learn all the basics from scratch in a simple and easy to understand language then this book fits the bill. 

Doing HR Analytics – A Practitioner’s Handbook With R Examples

Discover the data-science side of HR analytics with this book that includes datasets and R syntaxes. Focusing on the data-science and implementation aspects of HR analytics, this is a handbook for practitioners on how to go about building advanced predictive models on absenteeism, employee attrition and more in R. In this book, Lyndon Sundmark provides detailed and in-depth knowledge on the data-science behind people analytics in an engaging writing style that helps readers understand the more complex aspects of doing HR analytics.

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

The Power of People will be invaluable to HR professionals setting up or leading analytics functions, HR executives planning analytics projects, and any business that wants to leverage better value from HR. This books helps you transform the immense potential of workforce analytics by sharing the crucial lessons that the pioneering practitioners in this field have learned. The Power of People helps people by sharing the journeys and the indispensable insights of industry veterans who succeeded in using people analytics. 

Winning on HR Analytics: Leveraging Data for Competitive Advantage

In a dynamic world, the role of HR is pivotal in tapping the vast potential of human capital and identifying, measuring, and articulating the objectives and outcomes of different programs. With sophisticated technology and analytics as demonstrated by companies such as Google, Walmart, and American Express, companies can predict attrition of their high potentials, project workforce demand for the future, hire better talent and much more. To leverage analytics, professionals need to use reliable data, analysis techniques, and learn formulation of hypothesis. This book acts as a practical, do it yourself handbook to achieve this and leverage analytics to maintain competitive advantage.

The Employee Experience Advantage: How to Win the War for Talent by Giving Employees the Workspaces they Want, the Tools they Need, and a Culture They Can Celebrate:

This book clearly breaks down the three environments that create the employee experience in every organization around the world with the help of an extensive research project that analysed over 150 studies and articles, interviews with 150 executives, and sampling over 250 global organizations. These three environments are the cultural, technological, and physical environments that create an employee’s experience at the workplace. This book explores how organisations can design their employee experience by delving into each one of these environments to create COOL spaces, ACE technology, and a CELEBRATED culture. Offering unique frameworks, exclusive case studies, and innovative research, The Employee Experience Advantage takes readers on a journey to design a workplace where employees don’t have to drag themselves to work.

People Analytics in the Era of Big Data: Changing the Way You Attract, Acquire, Develop, and Retain Talent:

Human Resources is already inundated with discrete employee data, so why not harness that data for insights that leverages predictive analytics for more effective workforce management? People Analytics in the Era of Big Data is the essential guide to optimizing your workforce with the analytics tools already available to HR executives. Supported by real life examples of workforce analytics across countries, this book provides a concise framework to apply real-world talent analytics. 

Predictive HR Analytics: Mastering the HR Metric:

This book provides a clear, accessible framework to HR professionals, helping them work with HR analytics at an advanced level.  Through step-by-step examples of predictive models using SPSS, this books shows how to carry out analysis and interpret the results to develop effective HR strategies based on evidence. 

Learning Analytics: Measurement Innovations to Support Employee Development:

In this book, authors John R. Mattox II and Jean Martin provide a framework for understanding how to work with learning analytics, show L&D and HR practitioners the power that effective analytics has on building an organization, and its impact on talent management, performance, and competitive advantage.

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