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HR Data Analyst | Online Course

Become an HR data analyst to drive fact-based decision-making in Human Resources. In this online course, you will learn how to analyze, summarize, and visualize HR data in Excel. You will have the HR data analytics skills to unlock the full potential of your organization's people data.


Online Self-paced

Study 2 hours a week to finish in 3 weeks


Single course

only available as part of a certificate program


4 modules

8 lessons + 1 interactive case study

What you will do

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Expand your HR toolkit with practical HR data analytics skills

Get hands-on experience analyzing data, uncovering critical business insights, and creating dynamic data visualizations that spur stakeholders into action. This HR Data Analyst course is designed to help you develop a comprehensive data analytics skill set that you put into practice in a series of practical case studies.

+ course structure


Preparing and Manipulating HR Data


Using VLookups & Data Visualization


Dashboarding in Excel


Interactive Case Study: Employee Turnover

Download the syllabus for a detailed overview of all lessons, assignments, reading materials, and bonus content.

+ meet your instructor

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Annelise Pretorius

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Annelise Pretorius has over a decade of experience collecting, analyzing, and modeling people data. Over the course of her career, she has used advanced data analytics to develop talent strategies, tackle high-volume hiring, improve sales team performance, and more. She is passionate about transforming data from meaningless numbers into actionable insights.

Process and Clean Workforce Data

Find out how to easily transform, organize, and clean even large HR data sets

Data Storytelling

Increase your organizational impact by effectively visualizing findings and telling the stories hidden in people data

Improve Salary Data Accuracy

Take a data-driven approach to performance-based compensation with logical tests and more

Uncover Workforce Trends

Learn how to manipulate, analyze, and visualize data from various sources to discover and present trends

Download syllabus

Download the syllabus for the People Analytics Certificate Program (includes the HR Data Analyst course).

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Why should I enroll in this online HR Data Analyst course?

HR practices and activities are increasingly driven by data — and for good reason. Using data allows you to make fact-based and objective decisions that are proven to benefit your people and your organization. More than that, improving your data literacy will help you become a well-rounded and future-proof HR professional. Our HR Data Analyst course is designed to help you expand your HR toolkit with data analytics skills through a combination of video lessons, quizzes, and case studies. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to make HR decisions backed by data that you have collected and analyzed.

Why is this course not sold individually?

To optimize the quality of your learning experience, the HR Data Analyst course is not available for standalone enrollment. The course is part of our People Analytics Certificate Program and also included with the Full Academy Access License.

Why should I choose HR Data Analyst instead of a general Excel course?

The HR Data Analyst course is tailored specifically to the needs of HR Professionals. The course focuses on Excel functions that you will need to help you with your people data challenges.

You will also get access to templates and guides that will you will be able to use right away.

Finally, this course is structured as a series of case studies: you get a data set and a relevant business question and data set for each module. That means that you will get hands-on experience with using Excel to analyze HR data.


+   What are the job perspectives?

This course qualifies you for a wide array of HR analytics related roles such as HR (Data) Analyst, HRIS Analyst, HR Analytics Consultant.

The data analysis skills that you will develop with this course offer a solid foundation to specialize further for roles such as HR Data Scientist or Strategic Workforce Planning Specialist.

+   Is there a fixed schedule?

No. This training is 100% online and self-paced! When you learn and how much time you spend each day, week, or month is up to.

In total, you will need to invest approximately 12 hours to finish the course.

+   How long do I have access to the course?

In total, you will have 12 months of access to the member portal, all lessons, and learning materials.

+   Are there subtitles available?

Yes. All our online trainings come with English subtitles. And this course also comes with additional Spanish subtitles!

+   Is this online course the right fit for me?

If you’re not sure if this course is the right fit, we are here to help you determine which training best fits your goals and needs! Simply talk to one of our admissions advisors or send them an email at [email protected]

Are You Ready to Unlock the Power of Data?

Become an HR Data Analyst