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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 set up effective HR dashboards, effectively use different analytics tools, and prepare your workforce for the future. You will have the HR data analytics skills to unlock the full potential of your organization’s people data.


Online Self-paced

12 hours


Single course

only available as part of a certificate program


7 modules

32 video lessons + real-world projects

What you will do

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Expand your HR toolkit with practical HR data analytics skills

Gain hands-on experience analyzing data and creating HR dashboards for key decision-makers. This HR Data Analyst course is designed to help you develop a comprehensive data analytics skill set — from extracting, cleaning, and analyzing people data, to building custom HR dashboards in Excel, PowerBI, and Tableau.

+ course structure


Strategic Workforce Planning


Strategic Workforce Planning – Part II


Linking Human Resources to ROI


Data Analysis in Excel


Dashboarding in Excel


Connecting HR Data Using Power BI (or Tableau)


Visualizing and Publishing HR Data in Power BI (or Tableau)

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

+ meet your instructor

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Erik van Vulpen

People Analytics Leader & Data Geek


Erik van Vulpen is an expert in connecting HR processes to business results through qualitative and quantitative methods. He is globally recognized as a thought leader in the People Analytics and Digital HR space. Erik is a regular speaker at conferences and trained dozens of HR leadership teams to embed innovative and data-driven HR practices in their organization.

Strategic Workforce Planning

Learn the basics of Strategic Workforce Planning to create reports on succession and scenario planning and prepare your workforce for the future

ROI Calculation

Gain the skills to process and analyze HR data, calculate the ROI of HR activities, and highlight the Human Resources department's value-adding potential.

Self-service Dashboards

Import, clean, and analyze data to effectively build self-service dashboards using Microsoft Excel and Power BI.

Data Visualization

Communicate HR data effectively to your leaders and stakeholders using compelling reporting and storytelling techniques.

Download syllabus

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

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The HR Data Analyst course is available as part of our People Analytics Certificate Program.
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Develop practical skills through working on real-world projects taught by the world’s best leading experts

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Collaborate and solve problems on the spot by connecting with peers and HR professionals from around the world

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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.

Do I need to buy Power BI and Tableau?

No. As part of this course, you will learn how to build custom HR dashboards in Microsoft Power BI and Tableau. These are two of the most widely used tools. Both similar in terms of functionality but from different vendors. You can just select to use the one that your organization has available.

If your organization doesn’t have either tool, you can download the Power BI desktop version that we use in this course is for free. You’ll find instructions to download this free version, in the course.

You can use Power BI on all Windows computers. While it is not possible to install it on a Mac, it is available on all tablets and smartphones (including Apple devices).


+   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