Data and Analytics for People Professionals Essential Insights

Discover how data and analytics can be used to support informed and effective business decisions.


60-90 minutes

Online self-directed

Essential Insights


Free for CIPD members and Core Learning Subscribers.

People analytics is key to the success of your organisation. It involves the analysis of data relating to people in your organisation so you can make better informed decisions and support the solving of organisational problems.

This course will explore the key considerations in data analytics, in the context of the people profession, and support you to be able to ask relevant questions when engaging with people analytics specialists. Using workplace examples that you will be able to relate and apply to your own organisation it provides the basis to support further learning on the topic.

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The hub will house your course content, as well as useful resources, tools, and a community of professionals that you can tap into to support your learning and continual development.

CIPD Members

You already have access to the features and benefits of the Core Learning Subscription, which includes this course, as part of your membership, access it here.


In this course, you will:

  • describe what people analytics is and its importance
  • explain the areas of people analytics
  • articulate the ways in which effective people analytics impacts organisational performance
  • identify ethical considerations in the context of people analytics
  • describe the stages of a people analytics project.

Is this course right for me?

This course is ideal for those looking to gain a fundamental knowledge of people analytics. Whether you work within the people profession or outside it, this course presents the key considerations and importance of data within your organisation.

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