Human Capital Analytics: How to Harness the Potential of Your Organization's Greatest Asset

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 10, 2012 - Business & Economics - 256 pages
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An insightful look at the implementation of advanced analytics on human capital

Human capital analytics, also known as human resources analytics or talent analytics, is the application of sophisticated data mining and business analytics techniques to human resources data. Human Capital Analytics provides an in-depth look at the science of human capital analytics, giving practical examples from case studies of companies applying analytics to their people decisions and providing a framework for using predictive analytics to optimize human capital investments.

  • Written by Gene Pease, Boyce Byerly, and Jac Fitz-enz, widely regarded as the father of human capital
  • Offers practical examples from case studies of companies applying analytics to their people decisions
  • An in-depth discussion of tools needed to do the work, particularly focusing on multivariate analysis

The challenge of human resources analytics is to identify what data should be captured and how to use the data to model and predict capabilities so the organization gets an optimal return on investment on its human capital. The goal of human capital analytics is to provide an organization with insights for effectively managing employees so that business goals can be reached quickly and efficiently. Written by human capital analytics specialists Gene Pease, Boyce Byerly, and Jac Fitz-enz, Human Capital Analytics provides essential action steps for implementation of advanced analytics on human capital.


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GENE PEASE is cofounder and CEO of Capital Analytics, a consultancy revolutionizing the way companies evaluate their investments in people. He has over 25 years' experience as a CEO managing mid-cap and early stage companies. Under his leadership, Capital Analytics has been recognized by Bersin and Associates, CLO Magazine, Gartner, and the ROI Institute.

BOYCE BYERLY, PhD, is cofounder and chief scientist of Capital Analytics. He has more than fifteen years of experience designing and managing pure and applied research projects with high technology firms in the Research Triangle Area of North Carolina. He directed the Capital Analytics team that developed the methodology and the analytical tools that are the core intellectual assets of Capital Analytics.

JAC FITZ-ENZ, PhD, is widely regarded as the father of human capital strategic analysis and measurement. He founded the famous Saratoga Institute and published the first HR metrics in 1978 and the first international HR benchmarks in 1985. HR World cited him as one of the top five "HR Management Gurus," IHRIM gave him its Chairman's Award for innovation, and SHRM chose him as one of the persons in the twentieth century who "significantly changed what HR does and how it does it." He has authored twelve books and trained 90,000 managers in forty-six countries on strategic management and measurement. His book, The New HR Analytics, introduced predictive analytics to HR.

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