Historically, HR is known (fairly or unfairly) for its low comfort level with numbers and dollar amounts. Perhaps that is why functions such as Marketing, Sales and Finance have more influence in the executive suite. Now that many CEOs made improving and nurturing their human capital a major priority, the time has come for HR to get serious about analytics. In workforce planning especially, the ability to document, analyze and derive meaningful insight from workforce trends is crucial. How do HR leaders hire, build and retain the necessary skill set within their function?