Aspect Description
People Analytics
Purpose/ Statement
Sale/ Provide Information
Genre/ Research Methods
Descriptive website
PA: the use of objective, behavioral data to understand how people work & employees interact
IT involved
AI & Advanced Analytics
Data Sources
(Research) Methods
Machine Learning, SNA, Descriptive Metrics
Optimize business processes; increase productivity & retain employees
Theoretical Warrant(s)
Information Flows
Level of Analysis
Side effects
Security & Privacy, GDPR, pseudonymization, no personal data
Theoretical instantiation/ link function
Organizational Network Analysis
Comparison with our model
This provider provides information about the tool, how it can help organizations especially with achieving productivity by analyzing team work behaviors through ONA. It also takes into account side effects and provides definitions of the terms used.
This is one of the vendors that provides the most information.
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.