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Power of People, The: Learn How Successful Organizations Use Workforce Analytics To Improve Business Performance, 1/e by Jonathan Ferrar Nigel Guenole Sheri Feinzig

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10

Know Your Data

“There’s a tendency to think all the HR data need to be together in one place to get started, but this is not the case. Don't fall into the trap of unnecessarily postponing analytics."

—Peter O’HanlonFounder and Managing Director, Lever Analytics

Data are the very foundation of analytics. Without data, there are no analytics. As we emphasized in Chapter 7, “Set Your Direction,” the starting point for analytics should always reflect your vision and include a clear articulation of what you are striving to accomplish. However, achieving that vision and mission is not possible without data.

This chapter covers the following:

• A practical approach to data

• Data challenges and solutions

• Types and sources of data

• Data governance ...

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