Data and Analytics for People Professionals

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Data and analytics are increasingly vital for understanding organizational insights and influencing business decisions, making it a significant and popular subject. This course offers practical case studies that demonstrate how to effectively utilize analytics in your organization, enabling you to showcase the value of your people function. You will receive expert advice and guidance from a renowned specialist in the field, and you will have the opportunity to engage in an interactive environment where you can ask your own questions. This highly practical course is based on the latest research by CIPD and is aligned with the Profession Map. Additionally, all CIPD Learning courses automatically grant you access to the CIPD Learning Hub, an online learning platform, for a period of 24 months. The hub serves as a centralized location for your course content, as well as offering valuable resources, tools, and a professional community that you can utilize to support your learning and ongoing development.


This course is suitable for professionals in the field of human resources (HR), including HR generalists, training and development personnel, talent management specialists, organizational development experts, and workforce planning analysts. It is designed for people professionals at all levels who are interested in harnessing the power of data and analytics to enhance their work and demonstrate value to the organization.

Course Outcomes:

Upon completing this course, you will:

  • Understand the value of analytics and its application in business
  • Establish the connection between processes and business outcomes
  • Define the analytics process and scientific method
  • Gain buy-in and recognition for projects through the right data approach
  • Foster a culture of evidence-based decision-making in your department and organization
  • Create a dashboard that showcases your business value to investors

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this program, you will be able to:

  • Engage in meaningful evidence-based conversations with stakeholders
  • Develop an analytics mindset that focuses on outcomes for yourself and others
  • Align projects with broader business activities using data to support your approach
  • Apply a structured approach to gathering and utilizing data to enhance credibility
  • Ask the right questions to support initiatives that solve business problems
  • Utilize dashboard information to inform progress and decision-making
  • Add value and enhance your analytics capability through insights
  • Secure budget, support, trust, and expand successful programs
  • Measure the impact of your work and the value added
  • Increase discipline and knowledge to focus on relevant investigations and actionable conclusions
  • Prioritize requests based on the value they create for the organization
  • Understand the sources of data and extract, manipulate, and analyze relevant information
  • Confidently present findings that address initial questions, problems, or hypotheses
  • Use graphs and graphics effectively in storytelling
  • Collect a range of data that drives change and influences decision-making
  • Segment data and highlight correlations

Training Course Content:

The course covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to analytics: What is it?
  • Links and outcomes: Connecting analytics to business results
  • Process and methods: Defining the analytics process and scientific method
  • Buy-in and recognition: Establishing support for projects through the right data approach

Course Delivery Details:

This course is conducted virtually over a period of two weeks. Each day consists of four hours of facilitated online learning, with a one-week interval between sessions to aid in retention and application of the covered material. It is recommended to allocate an estimated 6 to 8 hours of self-directed learning throughout the course duration.

Why Choose CIPD Learning:

  • CIPD Learning brings over 100 years of experience in professional development.
  • Over 25,000 professionals are currently studying with CIPD.
  • CIPD offers a variety of 30+ short courses to meet diverse learning needs.


The course price is £880.00 excluding VAT.

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