Our research on current trends in human capital analytics, including profiles and case studies on leading organizations (GM, Shell, Verizon, and the NSA), shows several HCA trends emerging. These trends include:
- In spite of their challenge to gain respect, HCA practitioners are gaining the support of the management team, as demonstrated by increasing budgets.
- Organizations are adopting qualitative approaches to complement quantitative methodologies to more completely inform decisions about human capital investments.
- Organizations intent on using HCA to drive strategy separate it from standard HR reporting and other HR activities, allowing the analytics team time to focus on the questions that matter to moving the organization toward excellence.