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NHTI's Business Training Center

HR - Data Analytics

in *Microcredentials

Data Analytics for HR - MicroCredential Certificate


with Julie Alig

Calendar Oct 26, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

HR Essentials!  Using Data to Make Powerful Decisions

Researchers are finding more and more evidence that leveraging human capital improves a company’s performance – its revenue, customer satisfaction, employee retention, and ability to attract new employees, among others.   As a leader responsible for the success of your organization, you need to be able to leverage data to take full advantage of this valuable resource.  This 6-week microcredential course will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to begin doing just that.  In non-technical language, this introduction to the emerging field of “People Analytics” will review the basics of the theory, practice and terminology of people-centered analytics in organizations today.

Presented in six (6) two (2) hour sessions, you’ll learn what metrics are the most important to focus on for your organization, and importantly, which analytics are the most appropriate to use when answering the questions facing you and your colleagues.  We’ll address the challenge of data silos and of “messy data,” and review the lifecycle of an analytics project from conception to delivery of results.  Use cases will be drawn from areas including talent acquisition, employee retention, workforce planning, employee engagement, and compensation.  Finally, ethical considerations surrounding the use of employee data will be addressed. 

You’ll come away from this course with the ability to improve your decision-making by optimizing the use of data, analytical methods, and especially your human capital.

Data Analytics for HR Professionals MicroCredential 

Participants must complete all sessions in order to be awarded a certificate of successful completion. Participants are surveyed anonymously in advance of the training so as to give instructors a better sense of the participant’s background and expectations. Participants are also surveyed at the end of the program to determine the program's impact and to allow for feedback in order to continuously improve the program. 

Who Should Attend

This microcredential course is primarily designed for the Director level and above; for functional area leaders; general management; and C-suite executives who want to learn how to drive business results by incorporating human resources data and analysis into decision-making.

Participants should possess strong management and communication skills, as well as a basic working knowledge of Microsoft Excel.  No previous knowledge of or experience with statistics or analytics is required, though statistical tools and methods will be mentioned as appropriate in discussions of HR topics.

Workshop Descriptions

Session 1:  Analytics, and What It Can Contribute to HR; Descriptive, Predictive, etc.

Session 2:  Talent Acquisition

Session 3:  Retention and Turnover

Session 4:  Employee Engagement

Session 5:  Diversity and Inclusion; HR Metrics

Session 6:  Data to Action:  Persuasive Storytelling and Ethical Considerations


About Julie Alig, Ph.D.

Julie Alig is a data geek who’s passionate about telling stories and works with organizations, businesses, non-profits, colleges and universities, and other groups to uncover the stories in their data, using statistics and visualizations. Armed with this knowledge, they make strong, strategic decisions to move forward.  She earned her Doctorate in Political Science from the University of Chicago, and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct her dissertation field research in Stuttgart, Germany.  She graduated cum laude from Columbia College in New York City with a Bachelor’s in History and French Literature.  She lives in Manchester with her husband and two children.

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