Leveraging HR Analytics and Data
CIPD Learning Course

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Course Overview

In today’s fast-changing environment, expertise in people analytics is among the most in-demand skills in HR. Organisations all over the world are turning to human capital analytics to gain a deeper understanding of their workforces and improve the quality and credibility of HR decision-making. This CIPD programme provides an in-depth introduction to HR analytics and gives you the tools to enable you to leverage maximum employee value and potential.

Key Takeaways

Link HR data to business outcomes
Present HR data and analytics for impact, influence and credibility
Build the business case for analytics
Demonstrate the credibility and value added by HR through analytics
Leverage analytics insights to improve HR & the leadership decision-making process
Define the right data analytics approach for your business

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
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The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is the professional body for all those involved in the management and development of people. Currently there are more than 150,000 individual members, and achieving a qualification from the CIPD is now seen as a fundamental requirement for professionals in the fields of HR/HRP/HRM/HRD. Many organisations now view the CIPD Foundation Programmes as the International HR Passport

Course Outline

Day 1
Adopting an analytics mindset
This session provides participants with the background knowledge required for successful implementation of human capital analytics projects and adopting the right analytical mindset.
Module 1: Describe Business Partnering (BP) and its value
• Getting clear on the key differences between people analytics, workfore analytics, talent analytics and HR / Financial analytics.
• Understanding that analytical processes to solve business problems
• Knowing the differences between Data, Measures, Metrics, KPI’s, Analytics and how they apply to the participants’ organisations
Why having a balance of qualitative and quantitative data is critical
• The importance of an analytics mindset and the 5 factors of creating BP intelligence
• Gaining a clear understanding of the Business Impact model – Hindsight to Foresight model
Module 2: Demonstrate the link between BP activities and business outcomes
• Getting clear on the different levels of data maturity from operational (level 1) to prescriptive (level 5)
• Creating value and creditability moving from transactional reporting to transformational and strategic data insight
• Data analytics starting with the business problems
• Creating value by being output and outcome driven over input and activity focus
• Understanding the key steps needed to be evidence base in using your data analytics
Module 3: Define the analytics process / scientific method
• Creating greater impact & influence through challenging assumptions through understanding:
• Segmentation
• Correlation, trends, themes
• Causation
• Coincidence
• Cofounding factors
• Plausible Relationships (testing/challenging hypotheses)
• Understanding the 5 V’s of big data Data analytics
• What is data mining and how it delivers real meaningful insights
Day 2
Making HR Data impactful and value-enhancing
Day Two: provides participants with the background knowledge required for defining the right questions to ask so you can present data with impact and influence. Furthermore, participants will be introduced to creating compelling HR dashboards.
Module 4: Establish buy-in and recognition for BP projects with the right data approach
• How to use the 5 steps methods to pushing back on data requests with credibility
Creating greater BP impact & influence through challenging assumptions
• What questions to ask of your data that solves problems and provides insight on what to measures
• Creating a framework for linking issues and metrics
Module 5: Presenting and embedding a culture of evidence-based decisions in your HR department and business
• The three types of presentation structures to use when presenting your data
•Knowing what to put into your data presentations for maximum impact and influence (your data narrative and story)
• Key points your data presentations need to meet
• How to present data that hits all your audience members
• The use of visuals over graphs
Module 6: Build a BP dashboard that demonstrates your BP value to stakeholders
• Understanding what measures and metrics need to go into creating a compelling dashboard
• The use of lead measures over lag measures
• Using your HR dashboard as a compass
How your dashboard needs to pass the 3 sec rule
• What metrics and icons make up your dashboard

Who Should Attend?

This intermediate level course is best suited to professionals with some HR experience.


What language will the course be taught in and what level of English do I need to take part in an LEORON training program?
Most of our public courses are delivered in English language. You need to be proficient in English to be able to fully participate in the workshop and network with other delegates. For in-house courses we have the capability to train in Arabic, Dutch, German and Portuguese.
Are LEORON Public courses certified by an official body/organization?
LEORON Institute partners with 20+ international bodies and associations.We also award continuing professional development credits (CPE/PDUs) for:1. NASBA (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy) 2. Project Management Institute PDUs 3. CISI credits 4. GARP credits 5. HRCI recertification credits 6. SHRM recertification credits
What is the deadline for registering to a public course?
The deadline to register for a public course is 14 days before the course starts. Kindly note that occasionally we do accept late registrations as well, but this needs to be confirmed with the project manager of the training program or with our registration desk that can be reached at +91 4 95 5711 or
What does the course fee cover?
The course fee covers a premium training experience in a 5-star hotel, learning materials, lunches & refreshments, and for some courses, the certification fee and membership with the accrediting bodies.
Does LEORON give discounts?
Yes, we can provide discounts for group bookings. If you would like to discuss a discount on a corporate level, we will be happy to talk to you.


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