What skills do you need for a career in HR Analytics?

Employers have recently been in low supply and high demand for commercially focused HR MI and Data Analysts. They appreciate the benefits these employees can offer to the bottom line. Technical expertise is valued more than generalist experience by employers hiring a MI, Data, or HR Analyst.

To be effective, you must be very familiar with HR systems and handling and reporting on vast amounts of data, especially in Excel and Access. Employers also need effective communicators who are expected not only with analytics but also with presenting them to various stakeholders to drive business-critical choices.

1. MI & Data management - It’s essential to have strong operational capabilities across the Microsoft office suite and machine learning applications. Excel, Access are examples of database software. SQL knowledge is also valuable in jobs that need a lot of data management and analysis.

2. Systems Management - It’s critical to know how to navigate HR systems and get the most out of them.

3. Qualifications - Employers need to know that you have strong technical skills that complement your business mentality. Having a degree in HR, Business, or Analysis is essential for gaining a career in HR Analytics.