Workday Podcast: Why the Spotlight Is on People Analytics

Workday Podcast: Why the Spotlight Is on People Analytics

Using data to make better decisions about people and in what circumstances they can best perform isn’t new. Michael Lewis’s 2003 book “Moneyball,” and the 2011 film that followed, put a big spotlight on strategic statistical analysis, and how a professional baseball team with a relatively small budget could compete with its well-heeled rivals.

Hollywood might not be making movies about the world of HR, but data is having an equally big impact on the HR function, in organizations of all sizes. Phil Wilburn, Workday’s head of people analytics and insights, was a recent guest on the Workday Podcast to discuss analytics and its impact on business.

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Below you’ll find a few highlights from the conversation, edited for clarity. You can find our other Workday Podcasts here.

“Our weekly Best Workday Survey consists of about 34 questions that we rotate each week. We’re really trying to understand the overall experience of our workmates. Then every single quarter we summarize that data and share it with our people leaders and managers. That sets the tone for a manager to have a conversation with their team to say, ‘You gave me this

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