Data and analytics for people professionals

Learn how HR data and analytics can help you better understand your people for more effective decision-making.

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Perfect for:

People Managers
L&D professionals
HR generalists

You’ll learn how to:

  • describe what HR people analytics is and why it’s important
  • explain the different areas of analytics in HR
  • articulate how effective HR data and analytics can help improve organisational performance
  • identify the relevant ethical considerations you need to address.

About this course

Course length: 60-90 minutes

Delivery: Online, self-directed

Suitable for: Anyone who wants to understand the basics of people analytics


This course is included as part of the Core Learning Subscription.

What to expect from this ‘data and analytics for people professionals’ course

This short online people analytics training explores the critical considerations in HR data and analytics, giving you the knowledge to ask relevant questions when working with HR data specialists. It uses relatable workplace examples that you can apply to your own organisation to support further learning on this important topic.

What you’ll need to do on this CIPD data analytics course

This bite-sized people analytics training consists of written, video and interactive content. You can work through the content at your own pace. At the end, you can test your understanding with a brief knowledge check. This is not a formal assessment; you can repeat it several times to help reinforce your learning.

What you’ll get on this HR data and analytics course

Taking part in this course gives you access to the CIPD Learning Hub for 12 months. Here, you can access your course content together with other valuable resources and tools. When you finish your course, you can enjoy an additional 12 months of access to other resources on the Learning Hub.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this ‘CIPD data analytics’ course, you’ll be able to:

  • confidently engage with HR data and analytics specialists
  • articulate how analytics can support and add value to your work
  • know the questions to ask and challenges to be aware of when using people analytics
  • understand the opportunities people analytics can create.

Team bookings

Interested in booking this course for your team? We offer group bookings solutions for teams of four or more people.

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