Solving Business Problems Using People Analytics
Join us in this 5-week, online course to become a data driven people strategy leader with the skills to design, interpret, share, and apply people analytics to achieve business outcomes.
Course at a glance
Lead Faculty: Heather Whiteman
Lecturer – People Analytics, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business & Future Workplace Fellow
Heather Whiteman, PhD is an expert in People Analytics, Talent Transformation and the Future of Work. She has held executive roles leading People Analytics, Talent Management, Learning & Development, HR Operations and HR Technology at companies like General Electric (GE), Pacific Gas & Electric, and more through consulting partnerships. Heather teaches People Analytics at UC Berkeley Haas and UC Berkeley Extension. She has a master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and a PhD in Human Capital Management.
What You’ll Learn:
Solving Business Problems Using People Analytics is about using a data-driven approach to inform your people practices, programs, and processes. This is a foundational level course, you do not need to already be proficient in data analytics to take it.
The Current State:
As the world becomes more and more data driven the ability to fully understand employees and people data will become critical to a successful talent function. More organizations are realizing the power of optimizing talent decisions and using data to inform insights and solve business problems. Understanding people analytics is an in-demand skill for HR professionals as the HR function will be expected to bring data informed insights to solve business problems such as:
Predicting Attrition and Increasing Retention
Identifying Employee Benefits Enhancement Opportunities
Ensuring Compensation Best Practices & Fair Pay
Measuring & Understanding Company Culture
Identifying Great Talent for the Organization
Designing Learning & Development for Results
People Analytics provides an opportunity to optimize decision making and increase the value of an organization’s most critical asset, its employees. As technology and HR data systems become more advanced and data driven, the opportunities to leverage these tools and insights opens many possibilities for all areas of HR to become more efficient, more informed, and more impactful. With an ability to analyze, interpret and inspire action based on people analytics insights those in HR and leadership positions will be able to create greater impact in their organization and for employees.
A five-week online course designed by People Analytics experts specifically for HR professionals and leaders in all areas of people management. Future Workplace assembled an all-star faculty of People Analytics experts using people analytics to solve business problems from organizations like MasterCard, Google, Liberty Mutual, Airbnb, Genentech, Stitchfix, Medtronic and more, who share why and how they are using people analytics to drive outcomes for organizations!
This online course showcases how HR pioneers are using People Analytics in all areas of the employee life cycle including:
Learning & Development
Audience for Solving Business Problems Using People Analytics is targeted to HR and HRIS professionals with job titles in areas such as:
This Course Features Five Modules:
Each module takes about one hour of time which includes viewing videos, reading relevant articles, answering questions, contributing to the course and collaborating with other learners.
The Five Modules include:
Module 1: Explore How to Use People Analytics to Solve Business Problems
Learn to identify and define business problems in terms of how they could be addressed or better understood through the application of people analytics.
Module 2: Design People Analytics Approach to Solving Business Problems
Create sound people analytics hypotheses and approaches to address critical business issues and align to business priorities. Learn the basics about how to design, test and create a people analytics approach.
Module 3: Learn How to Understand Data and Use It to Solve Business Problems
Gain skills to help you interpret and use people analytics outcomes. Identify common pitfalls and learn how to identify and apply people analytics outcomes in your day-to-day.
Module 4: Understand How to Use Data Storytelling to Inspire Action Through People Analytics
Present, translate and inspire others to action through the use of people analytics. This module will show you how to tell a story with people analytics that will inspire action in your organization.
Module 5: Prepare Your People Analytics Action Plan
Prepare your personal people analytics strategy plan to address a key issue in your organization through the power of people analytics.
Learners who complete this course are eligible for 8 re-certification credits from SHRM and HRCI.
Future Workplace® is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.
Course Design Principles
Solving Business Problems Using People Analytics was designed to be highly engaging using our Learn, Review, Apply format culminating in a digital badge detailing each learner’s achievements and shareable on social media.
- Understand what People Analytics is and how it can be used
- Assess and discuss how top companies use People Analytics to realize business results.
- Reflect on the videos of top practitioners sharing why and how they use People Analytics
- Review short knowledge check questions following your exposure to videos, articles and other content
- Participate in discussion questions and exercises to apply your knowledge
- Build an Action Plan to educate your stakeholders
- Create a video on how to move forward integrating People Analytics into your workflows and processes
Led by Top People Analytics Practitioners
This course is designed for HR practitioners and business leaders to learn the techniques to solve some of today’s toughest business challenges through the power of applying insights gained through people analytics. Learn from experts in the field from organizations like MasterCard, Google, Liberty Mutual, Airbnb, Medtronic, Stitchfix, Genentech and more!
Video Case Studies, Recertification Credits & Digital Badge
According to a study by LinkedIn, there has been a threefold increase in the number of HR professionals in North America who list people analytics skills in their profiles. Join their ranks, plus receive recertification credits and a digital badge to build your personal brand and document your new skills in People Analytics.
Five Week Online Course Building Your People Analytics Skills
This course was designed to help you embrace the power of people analytics in a world that is becoming more data driven. Whether you are a self-proclaimed data-nerd or have decided you need to add people analytics to your skill set; this course will enable you to utilize people data to drive results and impact your organization!
Live Interactive Session with Course Faculty
Half way through our course, we will conduct a one hour webinar with all learners to answer questions, share challenges and bring our community together. This session will run live, but will also be recorded and shared as a digital asset with all learners.