Using People Analytics in Human Resources at UNH

Using People Analytics in Human Resources

This one-day workshop introduces participants to the use of data, metrics, and analytics that help companies and organizations proactively uncover sources of top-caliber talent, understand the value of an engaged employee, assess current employees’ engagement, recognize factors that lead to employee turnover, and predict the future productivity of job applicants.

Professionals skilled in People Analytics can deliver valuable insights to their organizations, offering a competitive advantage through the focused collection, analysis, presentation, and predictive use of relevant data.

This workshop is primarily designed for human resources professionals who want to grow in their career and expand their knowledge base of tools and techniques, as well as for managers/supervisors from any part of the organization who want to learn how incorporating human resources data and analysis into their day-to-day responsibilities can help to drive business results.

Participants should possess basic management and communication skills, as well as a 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.

What You Will Learn


Using People Analytics in Human Resources

By completing this workshop, participants will learn the following:

  • An understanding of the theory and practice involved in HR metrics and analytics;
  • The importance and limitations of HR analytics;
  • The different types of metrics used in human resources management today;
  • How to formulate business questions and generate hypotheses that can be tested with HR data;
  • The various analytical techniques that are available to make sense of data, and how to choose amongst them;
  • Strategies for communicating the findings of their analysis to achieve maximum impact in their organization;
  • The ethical questions inherent in using employee data; and
  • Will gain valuable networking connections with fellow workshop attendees.

The workshop will include multiple hands-on group activities focused on real-world questions and issues that organizations are facing today.

Instructor Bios


Using People Analytics in Human Resources

  • Julie Alig

    Julie Alig, Ph.D

    Julie Alig, Ph.D., is Founder and CEO of JLA Analytics, LLC, which helps organizations translate their data into actionable information.  After earning her Doctorate in Political Science from the University of Chicago, Dr. Alig spent 20 years in higher education administration providing C-suite decision support using predictive analytics and statistical modeling, data visualizations, and interactive dashboards, among others.  She has held multiple leadership and elected positions in the Northeast Association for Institutional Research (NEAIR), and has delivered workshops and talks on data analytics at both regional and national conferences in the higher education field.  Dr. Alig is active with the NH Tech Alliance, and with its initiatives surrounding women and girls in STEM.  

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