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.

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Committee details

Maureen Usiagwu Secretary
Ho Law
Committee Member

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Our most recent events

21st October 2021
Sion Cave and Jerome Wynne from DAS Ltd 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. 

10th March 2022
Ashwini Uthrapathi Shalila (Senior Manager People Analytics, PVH Corp) spoke to use about her experiences of working in People Analytics, focusing on how People Analytics teams can be set up in smaller organisations.

19th May 2022
A joint event with WORAN (Women in OR and Analytics Network), with a talk by Harminder Mann, an Operational Researcher from the Department for Transport, on analysing the communicating the drivers of the gender pay gap.

15th June 2022
Our meeting focused on Wellbeing and People Analytics, with talks from Dr Jo Yarker (Affinity Health at Work), Jasminder Thind (Microsoft - Viva insights), and Tom Wilkinson (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office).

10th November 2022
AGM and presentations about the Future of Work from Prof Emma Parry (Cranfield Business School) Nigel Dias (3n Strategy and the HR ThinkTank)

The slides presented by the speakers, plus notes from the meetings are in the document list below.


Forthcoming events

A new committee is forming and will plan a series of events for 2023. If you would like to get involved, please contact Maureen Usiagwu using the contact form on this page.

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People Analytics SIG AGM 2022 minutes Catriona Smith 01/12/2022 1.10  
People Analytics SIG 2022 AGM Programme Catriona Smith 10/11/2022 1.00  
WISDOM YoungWomen4OR Announcement WISDOM 04/11/2022 1.20  
Wellbeing at work Dr Jo Yarker 21/06/2022 1.00  
Improve employee wellbeing with Microsoft Viva Insights Jasminder Thind 21/06/2022 1.10