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An agile approach to People Analytics projects

Stephen Simmons, 29 March 2022

Delivering complex technical projects is difficult. Agile development is an iterative approach to delivery. It has been widely adopted in the software development community and can be used to deliver People Analytics projects.

In this article, we discuss what problems Agile development attempts to overcome. We also offer some tips for delivering successful projects.

An agile approach to People Analytics projects

Data-driven People Strategy

Helen Ramsey, 24 March 2022

In March 2022, Helen Ramsey gave a presentation to the CIPD Fellows and Senior People Professionals network in London. This article contains the slides from the talk and a summary of my thoughts.

Data-driven People Strategy

Seven incredible uses for People Analytics

Helen Ramsey, 10 March 2022

People analytics is one of the most powerful tools at your disposal as a business leader. But which parts of the employee lifecycle to measure and analyse? What will help you deliver the most significant improvements for your organisation?

In this article, we'll discuss seven amazing things you can do with people analytics to improve your business.

Seven incredible uses for People Analytics

Accessible Charts with Excel and Power BI

Stephen Simmons, 23 February 2022

As communicators, we naturally want our stories to be told and understood. When creating reports, charts and slide decks, considering issues of accessibility and inclusivity will benefit all our stakeholders.

This article suggests ideas for improving the accessibility of your Excel charts and Power BI reports.

Accessible charts with Excel and Power BI

The Business Case for People Analytics

Helen Ramsey, 15 February 2022

People analytics is a relatively new field that has been gaining popularity in recent years. Many businesses are starting to realise the potential benefits of using data and analysis to inform decisions about their people.

If you need to convince people that analytics is worth investing in for your business, this article will help you build a business case for it. We'll summarise some of the key benefits that people analytics can offer, and we'll outline how you can go about getting started with it.

So read on to learn more about why people analytics should be a priority for your business.

The Business Case for People Analytics

Where to start with People Analytics

Helen Ramsey, 02 April 2021

If your team has been focussed on dealing with everday general HR, workforce analytics can feel like a confusing and complicated place. Delivering useful HR reports from a standing start relies on...

Where to start with People Analytics

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