Upskilling the HR profession is essential to elevate HR's role from a traditional administrative function to a strategic driver of organisational success. It empowers HR professionals to contribute meaningfully, leverage data and analytics, and create a positive impact on the workforce, employee experience, and overall business performance. But how to best do that? Our research found some key findings to address this question.
When the CHRO and their direct reports role-model the use of people data and analytics, HR practitioners use people data and analytics insights in their day-to-day jobs at a much higher level than if neither the CHRO nor the HR leadership team (HRLT) do not personally role-model the use of people data and analytics.
When the people analytics leader is responsible for upskilling HR, HR practitioners actively develop their data literacy skills at a far higher level than if any other person is responsible for upskilling.
These are (a) consulting, (b) influencing stakeholders, (c) data interpretation, (d) building recommendations from insights, and (e) storytelling.
A data literacy programme to upskill the HR profession requires an investment that totals the equivalent of between $600 - $800 per HR full-time equivalent (FTE). This allows for training, coaching, change management and project management for current and prospective HR practitioners over a two to three-year period.
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