Applied HR Analytics

  • Analysis of key figures (number of hits per job advertisement, costs per job application)
  • Analysis of the aging structure in companies
  • Aptitude-diagnostic processes for employee recruitment
  • Algorithms for behavioural prediction
  • Analysis of employee fluctuations
  • Analysis of grounds for dismissal
  • Measurement of employee satisfaction and performance
  • Regression analysis, forecasting methods
  • Methods of evidence-based decision-making

Mode of delivery

face to face



Recommended or required reading and other learning resources/tools

Edwards, M. und Edwards, K. (2019). Predictive HR Analytics: Mastering the HR Metric. Kogan Page.
Isson, J.P., Harriott, J. and Fitzenz, J. (2016). People Analytics in the Era of Big Data: Changing the Way you attract, acquire, develop, and retain talent. John Wiley and Sons.
Smith, T. (2013). HR Analytics: The what, why and how… Create Space Publishing.
Sesil, J. (2013). Applying Advanced Analytics to HR Management Decisions. Pearson.
Wirges, F. und Ahlbrecht, M. (2019). HR Analytics: Was HR-Verantwortliche und Führungskräfte wissen können und müssen. Berlin: Springer.
Reindl, C und Krügl, S. (2017). People Analytics in der Praxis. Haufe.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, presentation, feedback, e-learning, self-organised learning, exercises

Assessment methods and criteria

Continuous assessment and final written exam

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Course Quantitative Research Methods and Statistics


Degree programme

Digital HR & angewandtes Arbeitsrecht



ECTS Credits


Language of instruction




Academic year



2 SS



Learning outcome

After successful completion of the course, the students can

  • analyse HR-related administrative and processual data
  • translate current questions of HR Management into specific hypotheses and investigate them with statistical methods
  • analyse key performance indicators
  • apply BI-tools and dashboards
  • make decisions concerning employees, cooperation and communication based on data protection regulations
  • make predictions based on collected data sets and describe connections

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