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

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 last meeting and our AGM was held on 24 September 2019 in London. The slides presented by the speakers are in the document list below, along with notes from our AGM.

On 12 November 2019 we hosted a webinar entitled "How GDPR affects the sharing of personal data - issues of pseudonymisation and analytics". You can re-watch this webinar here.

Forthcoming events

We will hold our 2021 AGM on 22nd June - this will be an on-line event. Registration details will be added to this page nearer the time.

We plan to host a series of webinars during 2021 and to include a virtual networking session as part of the AGM.

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, speak at an event or help organise an event.

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Committee details

Katie Gronow Chair
Catriona Smith Secretary
Hazel Challenger and Jennifer Woodhouse Events



Related Documents

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Title Author Published Rev
People Analytics SIG AGM Talk Overviews Catriona Smith 11/12/2019 1.10  
People Analytics Meeting - September 2019 - Feedback Catriona Smith 18/10/2019 1.00  
How to build analytics capability and skills: the role of the people analytics specialist Edward Houghton 09/10/2019 1.00  
Building People Analytics Capability across Professions in the Civil Service Elaine Mahon 09/10/2019 1.00  
Better data science for better decisionsData science capacity-building for the public sector Jane Crowe 09/10/2019 1.00  

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