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Human capital analytics: why are we not there?

John Boudreau (Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA)
Wayne Cascio (College of Business, University of Colorado Denver, Golden, Colorado, USA)

Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance

ISSN: 2051-6614

Article publication date: 5 June 2017

Abstract

Purpose

While human capital analytics (HCA) recently has developed enormous interest, most organizations still find themselves struggling to move from operational reporting to analytics. The purpose of this paper is to explore why that is the case and can be done to change that.

Design/methodology/approach

Referring to the “LAMP” model, the authors stress four elements as potential reasons why HCA are not sufficiently being “pushed” toward their audience, namely, logic, analytics, measures, and process. Similarly, they name five conditions why the wider use of HCA is not “pulled” in by the analytics user.

Findings

The authors investigations show that these “push” and “pull” factors behind the lack of greater use of HCA represent fertile ground for future research and implications for practitioners on both ends.

Practical implications

These “push” and “pull” factors behind the lack of greater use of HCA represent fertile ground for future research and implications for practitioners on both ends.

Originality/value

These “push” and “pull” factors behind the lack of greater use of HCA represent fertile ground for future research and implications for practitioners on both ends.

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Citation

Boudreau, J. and Cascio, W. (2017), "Human capital analytics: why are we not there?", Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance, Vol. 4 No. 2, pp. 119-126. https://doi.org/10.1108/JOEPP-03-2017-0021

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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