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Welcome to issue #5 of The Digital HR Leader...

Which for once sees me on terra firma in the UK, where I’ll be for the next few weeks.
We recently launched our
 HR Skills for the Future report, which we have had an overwhelmingly positive response to, so thank you very much for that. The publication of the report coincided with me speaking at and/or attending a trio of conferences, starting with UNLEASH in London before moving on to Leading with Talent Analytics in Barcelona and culminating in the Wharton People Analytics Conference in Philadelphia last week.
What became even clearer from each of these shows is that HR really needs to change if the function is to become more data-driven, more digital and capitalise on the opportunity it has to increase business impact and improve the employee experience.
The pieces highlighted in the newsletter this week are three challenges for the people analytics field from Adam Grant and my regular collection of the best data-driven HR articles for March. Also included is a wonderfully cerebral gem from Amit Mohindra as well as articles on diversity and the future of work.
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Until next time!

New content from myHRfuture!
Ahead of the Wharton People Analytics Conference, which took place in Philadelphia last week, I discussed with my readers what I was looking forward to about the conference as well as reflecting on Adam Grant’s closing remarks from last year’s conference. Grant outlined three challenges for the people analytics community to think about: (i) bringing your data to life to challenge intuition, (ii) researching the importance of sequencing, and (iii) studying the effect of our behaviour on others.

Read more | 5 min read
In this collection of articles for March I bring together a host of examples of how people analytics and data has become a core foundation of the reimagination of HR. There are the latest reports from IBM (on the impact of AI on D&I), McKinsey/MIT (on the revolution in performance management) and myHRfuture (on the HR Skills for the Future). The article of the month comes from Dave Ulrich, and there are other articles from the likes of Stacia Garr, Josh Bersin, Jordan Pettman, Dawn Klinghoffer, Katarina Berg and a must-watch video from Andy Spence on the role of Blockchain in HR.

Read more | 9 min read
Content we're loving, this week...
Wonderfully cerebral piece by Amit Mohindra linking the rise of people analytics in the first 20 years of the 21st Century to the similar rise in enlightenment related to quantum physics in the first 30 years of the previous century. Will the field of people analytics witness a similar flood of Nobel Prizes?

Read more | 7 min read 
Diversity and Inclusion was one of the standout themes of the Wharton People Analytics Conference last week but as this article outlines it’s important to remember if you’re serious about enhancing D&I within your organisation, you’ve got to create buy-in from your team before you buy a suite of tech solutions
Revisiting the Jobs Artificial Intelligence Will Create 
Paul R. Daughtery, H. James Wilson and Paul Michelman  
Fascinating delve into research on the emerging job categories spurred by AI and what leaders should be thinking about next. Three key takeaways emerge: i) soft skills will be crucial for collaborating with smart machines, ii) training for AI will require shifts in learning, iii) responsible AI marks a new frontier.

Check out our NEW course! 

The objective of this course is to provide you with some practical insights on how to think through the critical steps of a people analytics project and to use statistical tests in both Excel and R to answer the hypothetical business question that you are faced with. As part of this course, you are provided with an Excel dataset and a R script that you can use as you follow along with the instructions in the videos. On completing this course, you will have a better understanding of how to get started with using statistics in your people analytics projects, and on how to move from Excel to using R for a multiple linear regression model.

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