How to Develop a Data-Savvy HR Department

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To create an analytical culture in your organization, you need to nurture the right mindset among your employees. And that starts with creating a culture of analytics in your HR department. How can senior leaders help HR develop a culture in which people think analytically? First, you need to understand the different levels of comfort with analytics in HR, and then you need to decide your approach to hiring and building expertise at each of the different levels.

Understanding your current levels of HR analytics expertise

Our research for the book The Power of People showed that HR professionals can be broadly categorized into one of three groups with respect to their current analytical capability: