Starts on

Starts on

September 29, 2020



2 months, online
4-6 hours per week

Starts on

Starts on

September 29, 2020



2 months, online
4-6 hours per week

You Can’t Manage What You Don’t Measure

Most organizations will express that people are their most important asset. Therefore, how can HR professionals continue to make gains as a strategic business partner by both managing people more effectively and by leveraging data analytics? Measure it, then manage it. Yet…


Only 5 percent of big-data investments go to HR, the group that normally manages HR analytics.

Source: Tata consultancy services


Only 9 percent of companies believe they have a good understanding of which talent dimensions drive performance in their organization.

Source: Deloitte


Only 11 percent of respondents indicated their rewards systems were highly aligned with their organizational goals, and 23 percent reported that they did not know what rewards their workers value.

Source: Deloitte

Who is This Program For?

  • Mid to senior-level human resources and learning and development professionals
  • Business unit heads that crossover into human performance management
  • General managers
  • Owners of small and medium businesses with talent management oversight
  • Consultants and business performance professionals

Participant Titles Include:

  • VP Talent Management
  • Director of Strategy
  • Division HR Business Manager
  • HR Business Partner
  • Program Manager People Analytics
  • SVP/Operations Director
  • Compensation Director
  • Director of Talent Management
  • VP Human Resources
  • Group HR Manager
  • Chief People Officer
  • People & Change Director

Participant Companies Include:

  • DBS Bank
  • 3M
  • Google
  • The Home Depot
  • Kotak Mahindra Bank
  • The Emirates Group
  • Godrej Industries Ltd
  • Interops Consulting
  • Oasis Investments - Al Shirawi Group
  • Mercer Japan
  • Power Finance Corporation

Work Experience

  • 1-5 yrs
  • 6-10 yrs
  • 11-15 yrs
  • 16-20 yrs
  • 21-25 yrs
  • >26 yrs

Participant Industries

  • Consulting
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Human Resources Service Provider
  • Healthcare
  • Energy
  • Others

Others*- includes Retail, Education, Automotive, Aviation, Agriculture, Manufacturing and more

Participant Testimonials

“Most modules helped me gain knowledge and confidence in building a new organizational design.”

Sumiko Evans

Office Manager,
Prestige Validation Services LLC,
United States

“Numerous insights on people management and the interactive video sessions contributed to great learning.”

Julian-Jerome Berndt

Senior Fragility and Resilience Officer,
African Development Bank,
Cote d'Ivoire

“Case studies and assignments forced us to apply the concepts learned, think logically, and reason with ourselves.”

Achuthan Kutty Prabhakaran

United Arab Emirates

“I liked the module on strategic staffing with Professor Bidwell. The assignment on the correlation and regression module was very practical.”

Véronique Jamart

Office Manager,
Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), Belgium

“I enjoyed the practical applications with case studies at a flexible pace. As a busy professional, keeping a balance in life can be a considerable challenge. I could access the material through multiple platforms and on the go with my PC, tablet, and even phone—fantastic!”

Sarah Sue Miller

Business Development Patient Care,
Laerdal Medical, United States

“The best part of this course was the marrying together of HR issues with practical, data-driven actions that we can take to both identify and address them. Going forward, when I'm in a situation to argue for or against an HR initiative, I will return early and often to see what the data has to say!”

Brent Perdue

Compensation, Encana Corporation, Canada

Your Learning Experience

Wharton's HR Management and Analytics online program combines theory with practical application, and flexibility with rigor, to give you a holistic view of strategic HR management that includes an overview of people analytics. At the end of this program, you will be able to:

  • Understand the basic principles of using HR analytics to improve collaboration between employees and between departments to meet goals, whether it’s driving innovation or efficiency
  • Leverage data analysis to separate skill from luck; identify internal biases; and understand the staffing cycles of hiring, internal mobility, and attrition
  • Understand the four key factors in measuring performance: regression to the mean, sample size, signal independence, and process versus outcome
  • Initiate and manage people analytics projects to help you reach your organizational goals
  • Motivate individual performance, design reward systems, and create a desirable work environment
  • Create a mindset around systems of work versus individual jobs, focusing on retention and employee potential
  • Design an organizational structure built for recruiting top talent and competitive advantage
  • Frameworks


    Delivered via video lectures

  • Real-World Examples


    Delivered through a combination of video and live online lectures

  • Applications to Data Sets


    Learn through individual assignments and feedback

  • Debrief of Learnings


    Delivered through a combination of recorded and live video lectures

Program Topics

Program Topics

  • Introduction to People Analytics and Performance Evaluation
  • Motivation and Reward
  • Tasks, Jobs, and Systems of Work
  • Strategic Staffing
  • Collaboration Networks
  • Talent Management and Analytics
  • Managing Your Career as an HR Professional

Industry Examples

Program Faculty

Martine Haas
Martine Haas, PhD

Professor of Management, The Wharton School; Anthony L. Davis Director of the Joseph H. Lauder Institute for Management and International Studies, The University of Pennsylvania

Michael Useem
Michael Useem, PhD
William and Jacalyn Egan Professor of Management; Director, Center for Leadership and Change Management; Editor, Wharton Leadership Digest
Peter Cappelli
Peter Cappelli, DPhil

George W. Taylor Professor of Management; Director, Center for Human Resources,

The Wharton School

Matthew Bidwell
Matthew Bidwell, PhD

Associate Professor of Management,
The Wharton School

Cade Massey
Cade Massey, PhD

Practice Professor, Operations, Information and Decisions,
The Wharton School


Upon successful completion of the program, you will earn a digital certificate of completion from The Wharton School.

HR Management and Analytics: Unlock the Value of Human Capital Certificate

Note: After successful completion of the online program, your verified digital certificate will be emailed to you in the name you used when registering for the program. All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of The Wharton School.

This online certificate program does not grant academic credit or a degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.