What are the types of HR analytics?

The three types of HR analytics are

  1. Descriptive:
    Raw data isn’t useful and doesn’t help to explain why something happened. But, once aggregated, it can. Descriptive analytics is the basic type of analytics you’re most likely used to. It’s taking historical data and summarizing it into something that is understandable.

  2. Predictive :
    Where descriptive analytics look backward, predictive analytics work to look ahead. Statistical models and forecasts are used to answer the question of what could happen. Models are built on patterns that were found within the descriptive analytics. The goal is to proactively find the needs of the organization.

  3. Prescriptive :
    Once the future is predicted, the next question is what can we do about it. Prescriptive analytics provides recommendations on what to do based on predictions and what has occurred in the past.