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Recommendation

Jenny Dearborn – SAP’s chief learning officer and senior vice president – and co-author David Swanson – a former HR executive vice president for SAP SuccessFactors – present a sequel to Dearborn’s successful sales-oriented book, Data Driven. Here, the authors focus on implementing data analytics within HR. They continue the saga of the fictitious Anna as she takes on the role of chief HR officer at her parent company. Anna applies data analytics from an HR perspective to discover and solve corporate problems. She encounters challenges and shares insights, lists, graphics and key performance indicators. This convincing, efficient, well-told tale could change the mind of even the most fervent opponent about the value of data analytics for HR and at the corporate level. getAbstract recommends this accessible, entertaining and thought-provoking narrative to anyone working in HR, data analytics, corporate leadership or change management and to students seeking a greater understanding of data analytics.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How HR can use data analytics to support the company’s financial goals,
  • How to implement analytics within HR, and
  • How to launch data and people analysis in your organization.
 

About the Authors

Jenny Dearborn, the chief learning officer and senior vice president of SAP, also wrote Data Driven: How Performance Analytics Delivers Extraordinary Sales ResultsDavid Swanson, a former HR executive vice president for SAP SuccessFactors, speaks on the impact of analytics on organizations.

 

Summary

Moving from Administration to Strategy

In 2012, the Harvard Business Review referred to data analytics as a “management revolution.” Whether you call it big data, data analytics, data science or business analytics, it’s a process that converts raw data into usable data. Organizations then apply this usable data – information – to determine the best course of action in a given situation.


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