Aspect Description
People Analytics
Purpose/ Statement
Genre/ Research Methods
Descriptive Website
Analytics to gain people insights that drive better workforce decisions.
IT involved
Platform itself, Dashboards
Data Sources
Talent data from multiple systems (core HR, payroll, performance, engagement, absenteeism)
(Research) Methods
Trend Analysis, Visualizations, AI, Reporting
HR Professionals, Business Leaders
Better people decisions, e.g., reduce turnover, meet diversity goals, optimize spans & layers
Theoretical Warrant(s)
Not clear
Level of Analysis
Group, Organizational, Individual
Side effects
Theoretical instantiation/ link function
Not clear
Comparison with our model
Not clear
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People Analytics Wiki

Despite people analytics being a hype topic and attracting attention from both academia and practice, we found only few academic studies on the topic, with practitioners driving discussions and the development of the field. To better understand people analytics and the role of information technology, we performed a thorough evaluation of the available software tools. We monitored social media to identify and analyze the 41 people analytics tools listed here.

ERCIS Competence Center Smarter Work

The Competence Center Smarter Work supports organizations with the introduction, use and management of new communication and collaboration systems. We build on years of experience with transformation processes towards “Smarter Work”. We integrate individual and organizational perspectives in our research projects, inquiring about employees who use new technologies in their everyday work. Our research is characterized by the pursuit of long-term improvements. To this end, we seek a focused understanding of underlying organizational problems before pointing out customized options for action. Made possible by an interdisciplinary team of scientists from business, computer science, psychology, sociology, as well as practitioners from the IT industry.