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Top People Analytics Tools — October 2020

Everything you need to know about HR analytics tools so you can make strategic and more-informed decisions about your people and your organization as a whole

People analytics, also known as HR analytics, is becoming more and more important for forward-thinking HR teams. It involves collecting and analyzing people data to improve organizational decision-making. According to a study by Deloitte, 91% of organizations use basic data-analysis tools, like spreadsheets, to manage, track, and analyze metrics like employee engagement, cost per hire, turnover rates, gender pay equity, and more. Fortunately analytics tools exist to help streamline the tracking and analysis of such data so you don’t have to manage multiple spreadsheets and/or Excel formulas. 

You can find tools specifically designed for data analysis and people insights as well as analytics packages built into other HR systems. To help you make sense of these tools so you find the right one for your company, we put together the following guide; in it, we cover top HR analytics providers, features and benefits, pricing and ROI, and more.

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Best HR Analytics Tools

We track thousands of HR Tech solutions. Here are the best HR analytics tools as of October 2020.

splashBI helps HR teams to understand what is happening in their organization and plan for the future.  It’s one of the easier tools to setup within this landscape, with pre-built integrations and reporting.

splashBI’s AI engine can help HR teams understand what causes candidate dropoff in the recruiting funnel, what’s driving turnover, are promotions fair across the org, and much more.

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OrgVue is an analytics platform specifically designed for human resources. This tool helps you plan the future of your organization, understand how M&A will impact your company, understand the present health of your business, and so much more.

They have an interesting self assessment you can take on their site to see how you stack up relative to other people analytics functions.

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ChartHop is an org chart software vendor that is rapidly evolving into one of the more interesting HR Tech companies out there.

You can use this tool to understand the state of diversity hiring, how your organization has changed over time, compensation across the org, etc.

One of the best parts if the ability to forecast headcount, and specifically to do this under various scenarios (if we raise another round, if we built an enterprise business, etc).

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Lattice is first and foremost a next generation performance management tool that enables individual employees to see how their efforts are impacting the organization as a whole.  

While we don’t typically think about performance management and analytics necessarily, Lattice actually provides some pretty interesting insights into the org.  Specifically, you can see what teams are working on, how their initiatives align with the broader organization.  You can also take a look at where people do/don’t feel engaged, where managers need extra help, and lots of other insights that you’d look for in a people analytics tool.

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Tableau is a data visualization tool that is not specific to HR, but that we find many people analytics teams get value from.  

This tool can pull in data from your various tools/data lakes, and then use a variety of visualization formats to display real time analytics dashboards that include charts, maps, graphs, etc.

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10,000 users at over 2,000 companies use Sisense to manage and visualize data.  Their tool is not geared towards HR analytics, but has the flexibility to take in data from your HRIS, ATS, performance management system, etc and display that data in ways that are intuitive and useful for business users.

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Visier is a company that comes up in the majority of hr analytics conversations as they’ve built a robust and purpose built tool for people analytics teams.  

Their offering is used by over 5,000 of the world’s leading companies to understand basically everything about their organizations: retention, how it’s changing, where your TA funnel is breaking down, where it’s going in the future, how it stacks up to peer companies.

Simply put this is a very robust people analytics tool.

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Nakisa helps HR and data teams to extract relevant insights from their human capital management suites.

Their offering comes with pre-packaged reporting across the things you care most about: DEI, TA, etc.   

They also have the ability for companies to do custom reporting, and even clean up your current data sources by writing back to the source.

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