Littalics on Wednesday 2
Edition #39
February 24th 2021
The Winter Collection

Happy Wednesday!

One of my LinkedIn contacts has recently graduated with a Masters in Organizational Psychology and was hoping to start a People Analytics career. This person asked me for some advice. Naturally, I referred to my People Analytics blog archive because many articles that I wrote over the years may give some ideas to any aspiring People Analytics practitioner. I also recommended joining meetup groups and professional communities and explore job descriptions. What else would you recommend?

Thoughts and Articles

Many of my students and colleagues have mentioned lately the communication challenge in People Analytics. I want to highlight some points about this challenge in these two articles.

Your journey to People Analytics makes you cry?

Your journey to People Analytics makes you cry?
A crucial part of your challenge in People Analytics is the effort to establish communication between different professionals. The role of the People Analytics leader is sometimes considered as a translator or enabler of this communication.

People Analytics: Your very first step in a long journey

People Analytics: Your very first step in a long journey
Start your People Analytics journey by listening to business leaders. A conversation with business leaders should not be spontaneously handled but rather planned. An interview guideline is a useful tool for that purpose.

Tweets and Treats

Contents I liked and shared this week on Twitter
Mental health numbers ‘going in the wrong direction’
"At the end of December, women’s #stress levels were 22% higher than those of their male counterparts". How do you respond to #mentalhealth issues during #covid19 in your #PeopleAnalytics activities? If at all?
Wanted: Data Scientists with Technical Brilliance AND Business Sense
How to go from "something interesting" to business questions? Thx @AndrewMarritt Just replace #DataScientist with #PeopleAnalytics and #Business Partner with #HRBP.


increase in HR professionals with data analysis skills
listed on LinkedIn over the last five years*

* LinkedIn Global Talent Trends 2020

Updated Resources

A Lighthouse in the Rough Seas of HR-Tech

A Lighthouse in the Rough Seas of HR-Tech
Sailing the rough seas of HR-Tech solutions? This List may be your lighthouse. Find here links to HR-Tech innovation and solutions, sorted into ten main categories ...

Be careful! These books can change your career

Be careful! These books can change your career: People Analytics and HR-Tech reading list
My People Analytics and HR-Tech reading list on Kindle includes +30 items! Find here inspiration, practical guidance, validation for practices, new ideas, and innovative tools.
When I started my People Analytics blog back in 2016, I chose one of my crane's photographs for the main page header. Cranes are a great metaphor – always on a worldwide journey, with their large flocks, dynamic roles, and inter-dependencies. They are just like us, people in organizations who are on their journey to a data-driven career.

When I wrote on that header, "data makes you fly," I couldn't imagine what would follow. The story will be published shortly in this book. Its' not only about my career path and insights. It is also about HR leaders who can embrace analytics and become heroes in their organizations. Enjoy a sneak peek, and please, write me some feedback.

Opportunity to Learn

Do your learning opportunities in the domain of People Analytics include experience in real organization data? In my opinion, there is no substitute for such an experience. This is the essence of my mentoring programs for HR leaders and the one-on-one sessions that I offer to students in my introductory course, "The People Analytics Journey."
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Littal Shemer Haim

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