Using People Analytics to Plan a DEI Strategy 

Jul 3,
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This article discusses how businesses can use people analytics to develop and implement a comprehensive diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) strategy. People analytics refers to the data-driven practice of examining an organization’s workforce and workplace and using quantitative, empirical data to pinpoint gaps in DEI performance. Companies can use this type of analysis to identify trends in employment, such as which departments/positions have lower representation among certain populations or higher rates of employee turnover. The goal is to identify areas for improvement and develop DEI initiatives to close any existing gaps or make sure they do not occur in the future. Companies should also use people analytics to measure the outcomes of these DEI initiatives as they progress. Though analytics has raised privacy concerns, it is nonetheless an important tool for creating a workplace culture that is inclusive of all employees.