People Analytics for HR (PAHR) Certification

Optimize Your Talent Strategy

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Use people and business data to make evidence-based talent decisions.


If you want to advance your HR career, you're going to need to build people analytics skills. In fact, recent research from LinkedIn shows a 61% year-over-year increase in the frequency with which HR Analytics is listed as a skill on professional profiles.

HCI's People Analytics for HR (PAHR) certification program is built on brand new research and industry innovations in data and analytics.

You don't have to be a data analyst or an expert in statistical analysis. But you do need to know how to work with them. If there is one HR credential you can't afford not to have, it's People Analytics for HR.


What You'll Learn

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Consult and Collaborate

Work with key stakeholders to define organizational issues

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Develop & Test Hypotheses

Balance intuition with an analytical mindset

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Interpret People & Organizational Data

Identify patterns and check assumptions

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Tell a Story about the Data

Leverage visualization and anticipate reactions

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Connect to Organizational Outcomes

Align efforts with organizational strategy and measure impact

What to Expect

  • COVID NOTICE: Due to ongoing uncertainty related to Covid-19, we encourage all in-person course attendees to avoid making non-refundable arrangements for travel and accommodations
  • Select training dates and times that fit your schedule; offered as a 2-day program or as a virtual series with half-day sessions delivered over 4 weeks
  • Access log-in information, certification materials (participant guide and toolkit), and the exam in your MyHCI profile 
  • Chat and interact with your facilitator and peers via Zoom platform available on mobile or desktop for the virtual training option
  • Earn your HCI certification by attending all of the sessions, complete all classwork, and pass the multiple-choice exam with a score of 80% or higher 
  • Renew your HCI certification every three years by obtaining 60 credits 
  • Attend this training and earn 13.75 HCI, 13.75 HRCI, 13.75 SHRM, and 13 ATD recertification credits

Earn Your Human Capital Strategy Credential 


This certification is part of HCI's Human Capital Academy program, designed to help you build in-demand capabilities, advance your career, and lead the future of HR. Click the link below to learn more about the other certification programs in the Academy and the special pricing available. 

Learn How to Earn a Human Capital Strategy Credential >

Course Outline

Day One

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Opening and Introductions
  • HCI's People Analytics model
  • People analytics as part of being a strategic partner to the business
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Connect people analytics to organizational outcomes
  • HCI's Human Capital Management cycle
  • Linking to organizational outcomes
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Consult with stakeholders to define organizational issues
  • Stakeholder questioning strategy
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Develop hypotheses about what might be happening
  • What is a hypothesis?
  • Balancing experience and intuition with an analytical mindset
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Assemble metrics and expertise to test hypotheses
  • Matching metrics to the problem
  • Types and sources of data
  • Checking data for completeness and errors
  • Identifying groups for analysis
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Analyze people and organizational data
  • Descriptive data distribution
  • Finding meaningful differences between groups
    • Examining a variable across groups
    • Comparing groups at different points in time

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Day Two

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Analyze people and organizational data (continued)
  • Identifying factors that contribute to a pattern or outcome
    • Correlation and causation
    • Regression analysis
  • Checking assumptions to ensure that results are not based on chance
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Develop actionable recommendations based on insights 
  • Making sense of your findings
  • Developing an evidence-based recommendation
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Communicate the context of findings and recommendations
  • Telling a story with data
  • Visualizing data: Best practices and resources
  • Anticipating reactions
  • Putting it all together
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Connect people analytics to organizational outcomes, revisited
  • When to use ROI
  • Calculating ROI
  • Action planning and next steps

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