What is Talent Analytics? A Definition.

Editor’s note: this blog has recently been updated. Please see our Employee Analytics Glossary for more definitions and a full list of industry terms.

There’s been a lot of talk recently in the business press and at industry events around analytics that predict employee behavior. You have probably seen terms used like workforce analytics, talent analytics, human capital analytics, people analytics, talent management analytics, etc. What’s the difference? We’ve explained the difference in the terms from our perspective in the predictive analytics industry.

Talent Analytics: This phrase is both a concept as well as our company name.

Talent Analytics, our company, points to predicting employee performance, attrition and cost.

The concept of talent analytics, points to the analysis of HR data only. Examples include: Talent Analytics: A Crystal Ball for your Workforce? by Josh Bersin and Competing on Talent Analytics by Tom Davenport.

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One Response to “What is Talent Analytics? A Definition.”

  1. Camille Smith Says:

    July 11th, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    language is loaded. thanks for this clarification. the insightful data that TA gathers accelerates getting to meaningful conversations and decision making. people (leaders, employees) still have to effectively talk/listen to each other. having this data makes that more possible.

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