People Analytics for HR (PAHR) Certification

Optimize Your Talent Strategy

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Why You Should Attend

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 latest certification program, People Analytics for HR (PAHR), 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

demonstrate tech competence

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

Additional Things You Should Know

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Earn Credits Towards Leading Industry Certifications

This certification has been approved for 13.75 Business recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™, and SPHRi™ recertification through the HR Certification Institute. SHRM has pre-approved this certification for 13.75 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) toward SHRM-CP℠ or SHRM-SCP℠ Certifications.

The 13.75 hours completed can be counted toward re-certification for any HCI certification.

This certification has been pre-approved by the ATD Certification Institute for 13 continuing education credits towards recertification by Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) and Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) credential holders.


The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit. Human Capital Institute is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP℠ or SHRM-SCP℠.

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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