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WSP 124 — An Introduction to People Analytics: How to Build a Talent Advantage

Quarter: Spring
Day(s): Saturdays
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 2 days
Date(s): May 4—May 11
Time: 10:00 am—4:00 pm
Drop Deadline: Apr 27
Unit: 1
Grade Restriction: No letter grade
Tuition: $495
Instructor(s): Amit Mohindra
Limit: 30
Status: Open
10:00 am—4:00 pm
May 4—May 11
2 days
Drop By
Apr 27
1 Unit
Grade Restriction
No letter grade
Amit Mohindra
A company’s market value is largely driven by “intangibles,” mostly associated with people-related items under the purview of human resources departments. These include leadership, talent, performance, organizational design, learning and development, and inclusion and diversity. People analytics is a new and growing HR function that blends data science (data management, systems, statistics) and workforce science (industrial and organizational psychology, organizational effectiveness, labor economics) to deliver a competitive advantage through people. People analytics describes and quantifies this intangible value so that decisions about people—individuals, teams, and organizations— are data-driven. The right decisions on where to source talent, whom to hire and promote, which benefits to offer, which aspects of engagement to focus on, which skills to build or buy, and where to invest scarce HR budget resources can significantly impact business value and competitiveness. This workshop will equip students with fundamental people analytics frameworks, approaches, and tools to help them thrive in the world of big data, artificial intelligence, and the new world of work. We will cover how to assess needs, build a roadmap, and engage stakeholders. By the end of this workshop, students will be able to conduct people analytics projects, select the right metrics, tell a story with data, develop a business case for investment, and much more.

Amit Mohindra, Founder and Managing Partner, People Analytics Success; Former Leader of People Analytics, Apple

Amit Mohindra has held leadership positions at Lucent Technologies, IBM, Goldman Sachs, and McKesson. He developed numerous in-house corporate people analytics curricula and has been a guest lecturer on people analytics at UC Berkeley and Cornell. Mohindra received an MA in economics from Brown.

Textbooks for this course:

(Recommended) Guenole, Ferrar & Feinzig, The Power of People (ISBN 9780134546001)
(Recommended) Dearborn & Swanson, The Data Driven Leader (ISBN 978-1-119-38220-1)
(Recommended) Knaflic, Story Telling with Data (ISBN 9781119002253)