People Analytics

People analytics is a rapidly growing discipline of interest to businesses. With access to more data and new visualisation and analytical tools a wide range of companies are beginning to apply mathematical, statistical, data mining and other OR techniques to HR and business data to try and understand and resolve HR-related business problems, such as:

  • Workforce modelling
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • People surveys
  • Talent management
  • Paybill modelling
  • Performance management
  • Estates modelling
  • Workplace Analytics
  • Wellbeing

The aim of this group is to share knowledge and best practise, and to promote more widely the use of OR techniques in the area of HR decision making. Alongside this, the group provides a forum for members to explore new thinking and techniques applicable to HR, as well as some of the challenges faced in using HR data and working with HR professionals.

Our most recent events

Our most recent meeting was held on 21st October 2021. In this webbinar we were pleased to introduce Sion Cave and Jerome Wynne to the group - they gave a presentation about how they created a suite of tools to showcase the utility of job vacancy descriptions for providing insight into workforce skill requirements within a public sector organisation.  The slides presented by the speakers, plus notes from the meeting are in the document list below.

Forthcoming events

At our next meeting, on 27th January 2022, we will be aiming to cover a wide range of People Analytics approaches, techniques and applications through a series of lightning talks and an opportunity for networking. The link to register for this event is on the right hand of this page.

We have an outline of plans for the next 12 months. In April we will host a meeting focusing on People Analytics applied to wellbeing and inclusion, and our AGM will be held in June/July 2022.

Get involved

We are always interested in hearing from people interested in getting involved with the People Analytics SIG - please get in touch using the contact form if you would like to find out more about the group or help organise an event.

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Committee details

Katie Gronow Chair
Catriona Smith Secretary
Hazel Challenger, Maureen Usiagwu and Emma Watson Events and Network

Join us for our next event

Unfortunately due to illness we have had to postpone this event. A rescheduled date will be posted asap.

POSTPONED: Working in People Analytics - Hard and Soft OR methods in People Analytics

Date: 27 January 2022, 16.00 - 18.00

For our January meeting, we want to invite a range of speakers to introduce the breadth of analysis, modelling and research that is taking place in People Analytics right now, covering a variety of applications, and to provide an opportunity to find out more about different job and study opportunities in this field.

This two-hour virtual meeting, running 4pm-6pm on 27th January 2022, will feature two 15-20 minute presentations, followed by a series of lightning presentations to give a flavour for the range of analysis and modelling in this area. The event will finish with an informal networking opportunity, and the chance to find out more from other people working in people analytics.

The event is aimed both at existing People Analytics practitioners, academics and students, and also those who would like to find out more about this application of analytics and operational research.

Do you have an application of People Analytics you can share with the group in a 15 minute presentation? Or would you like to give a lightning presentation – 5 minutes to describe the exciting work in People Analytics in your area?

If you are interested in getting involved please get in touch with [email protected], or book to attend the event here.




Related Documents

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Giving Structure to Unstructured Healthcare Workforce Documents Using Natural Language Processing Jerome Wynne and Siôn Cave, DAS-Ltd 09/11/2021 1.00  
People Analytics SIG - 2021 AGM Catriona Smith 28/07/2021 1.00  
Adapting Offices in response to COVID-19 & hybrid working Dr Matthew Davis 01/07/2021 1.00  
Using Microsoft Workplace Analytics to check how people adapted to remote working and to monitor the new normal Andrew Webster 01/07/2021 1.00  
People Analytics SIG AGM Talk Overviews Catriona Smith 11/12/2019 1.10  

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