Data and Analytics for People Professionals




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Who should attend

This programme is designed for people professionals across all levels. Interested parties may include HR personnel: generalists, training and development, talent management, organisational development, and workforce planning analysts.

About the course

Data and analytics is a hot topic and is becoming increasingly crucial in order to understand organisational insights and influence business decisions. Join us to hear practical case studies on how to effectively use analytics in your organisation. You will benefit from advice and guidance by a leading expert in the field and have the chance to pose your very own questions in an interactive environment. This programme benefits from alignment to the CIPD’s Profession Map and is informed by the latest CIPD research.


  • Describe Analytics and its value
  • Demonstrate the link between Processes and Business Outcomes
  • Define the analytics process / scientific method
  • Establish buy in and recognition for projects with the right data approach
  • Embed a culture of evidence-based decisions in your department and business
  • Build a Dashboard that demonstrates your business value to investors


By the end of this programme, you will be able to:

  • Have meaningful evidence-based conversations with stakeholders
  • Develop an analytics mindset that focuses on outcomes for yourself and others
  • Better align projects to wider business activity using data to support your approach
  • Apply a structured approach to gathering and utilising data that boosts credibility
  • Ask the right questions to support initiatives that solve business problems
  • Call upon dashboard information to inform your progress and decisions
  • Add value and develop your analytics capability through insight
  • Secure budget, support, trust and expand successful programmes
  • Measure the impact of your work and the value added
  • Increase your discipline and knowledge that enables you to focus on relevant investigations and actionable conclusions
  • Prioritise requests according to the value it will create for the organisation
  • Know where data comes from and extract, manipulate and analyse relevant information
  • Present back confidently answering the initial question, problem or hypothesis
  • Use graphs and graphics in your storytelling approach
  • Collect a range of data that influences and drives change
  • Segment data and highlight correlations


This programme is delivered in eight 1-hour virtual classroom sessions taking place over two days (a week apart). Day 1 will cover sessions 1-4 and Day 2 will include sessions 5-8. Shorter comfort breaks between each session and a lunch break are included in the course delivery.

Week 1

Analytics What is it? (morning session VC1 & VC2)

  • HR Analytics and its value
  • 3 levels of analytics
  • Who and what HR data is for
  • Business impact models
  • Levels of maturity
  • Benefits of HR Analytics
  • Creating value through analytics through evidence-based decision making
  • Link Between HR processes

The Scientific Method (afternoon session VC3 & VC4)

  • What questions analytics can answer
  • Expectations vs actual need for data
  • Connecting analytics with business outcomes
  • How to establish what data is required
  • Attributes of credible ROI

Week 2

Data and Relevance (morning session VC5 & VC6)

  • Access to what type of data is required
  • Data levels and range
  • Data sources
  • Data map building
  • Segementation
  • Confounding
  • Presenting data

Presenting and Embedding Analytics (afternoon sessions VC7 & VC8)

  • Storytelling in business and data
  • Principles of faced-based storytelling
  • Presenting data in context
  • HR dashboards


Na Fu

Associate Professor in Human Resource Management at Trinity Business School, Na completed her PhD and other degrees in Northeastern University/China and Dublin City University and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Aligned with international and national ...

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