What you'll learn

  • Discover empirically derived strategies for effectively hiring, socializing, appraising, and rewarding employees

  • Gain an understanding of practices and frameworks that help managers more effectively leverage human capital

  • Leave with a basic framework for making data-driven people decisions within an organization

  • Understand how to capture and leverage data that exists within your organization

  • Become more of a strategic partner to senior leadership

Course description

People analytics is a data-driven approach to people-related decisions, designed for managers at all levels. More than simply an understanding of statistical analyses, it’s about leveraging data to make better decisions about hiring, managing, and developing the people in your organization.

The concepts and tools explored in this program will help you understand characteristics that correlate with high employee performance, helping you make better strategic hiring and management decisions.

People analytics can also help organizations retain and develop top talent. With insights and statistics gleaned from your data, you can learn how to give useful feedback, mentor rising leaders, and identify when a high-potential employee may be struggling.

While this is not a statistics program, participants will work with data and cover basic analysis techniques in an applied way. You’ll focus on developing a data-driven framework for approaching people-related decisions by examining how other organizations have done so successfully.


assistant professor of management at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas, Austin; instructor at Harvard Extension School

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