The study of people at work! Human Resource departments (the People Group here at GitLab) everywhere are flipping their approach to organizational behavior. Instead of only using experience, opinions, or intuition to make decisions they are leveraging the power of data for decision making processes.
According to AIHR (Academy to Innovate HR):
People analytics is the practice of collecting and applying organizational, people, and talent data to improve critical business outcomes. It enables HR departments to develop data-driven insights to make decisions on talent, workforce processes and turn them into actionable insights to improve performance of an organization.
There are many benefits to practicing People Analytics within organizations. While not exhaustive, below is a list of just some of those benefits to us here at GitLab.
The People Analytics team at GitLab is part of the People Operations team. This team is responsible for working with stakeholders to develop and report various People Metrics and KPIs for the business.
Main objectives of the People Analytics Team:
HR management system.
Recruiting and Applicant Management System
A slack application that captures team member time off
The application we use to conduct surveys within GitLab.