Human Resources Information Systems that collect, store, and analyze people data are beginning to view the role of people analytics and other related technologies favorably as they provide new, timely and objective insights which aid in bringing about a transformational change in the roles of HR. People analytics is thus an excellent platform for HR to achieve its long awaited ‘Strategic Partner’ role. Organizations of all sizes and types are adopting and adapting to people analytics. Several well-known companies have recently demonstrated the benefits of using people analytics for HR functions. However, people analytics is not without roadblocks of unethical or illegal use of people data. Additionally, shortages of qualified staff able to adapt to the increasingly technology driven workplace will slow down HR's transformation. This paper studies the role of people analytics in transforming HR. It examines some real-life organizational examples in people analytics, and challenges for its widespread adoption. It also discusses the future of this burgeoning trend in HR, as well as potential applications of the other disruptive technologies.
Sahoo, Madhu Bala
"People Analytics and Disruptive Technologies are Transforming Human Resources Roles,"
Southwestern Business Administration Journal: Vol. 18
, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalscholarship.tsu.edu/sbaj/vol18/iss1/4