People Analytics occupies the intersection of practice and science. As a research field, it tries to understand how firms evaluate and continuously improve their people management activities. A main function is to apply and promote methodologies that separate correlation from causation: To create a business case, causal knowledge is needed. In this research area, we cooperate with renowned partners (from start-ups to multinational corporations) to conduct mostly project-based research. With the Audi AG, we are running a three year doctoral project on the value of HR flexibility (conducted by Hanna Kuschel). Please also visit our special People Analytics webpage, our blog, and have a look at the function(HR)TM website.
Major publications in this research area:
Weller, I., & Gerhart, B. (2018). Methodological challenges for quantitative research in comparative human resource management. In C. Brewster, W. Mayrhofer, & E. Farndale (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Comparative Human Resource Management (forthcoming). Cheltenham (UK), Northampton/MA (USA): Edward Elgar, 2nd Edition.
Arbeitskreis “Controlling heterogener Personalstrukturen” (2018). Diversity Analytics: Stand und Perspektiven. Zeitschrift für betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung, forthcoming.
Biemann, T., Englmaier, F., Sliwka, D., & Weller, I. (2017). People Analytics – Personaldaten als Erfolgsfaktor. PERSONALquarterly, 69(3), 8‐15.
Kuschel, H., Prünster, S., & Weller, I. (2017). People Analytics als Wissenschaftskooperation: Mobiles Arbeiten bei der AUDI AG. PERSONALquarterly, 69(3), 16‐21.