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HR Metrics & Dashboarding | Certificate Program

Drive fact-based HR decisions by mastering powerful dashboarding skills and getting the metrics right. As an HR Dashboarding Specialist, you’ll have a comprehensive skill set that covers the entire reporting process, from implementing essential HR metrics to automating reporting in compelling and intuitive HR dashboards.



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study 3 hours/week to finish in 10 weeks


12 Months

12 months to obtain your certificate


4 courses + capstone project

60 lessons + real-world projects

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What you will do

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As an HR Dashboarding Specialist, you have the skills to turn data into intuitive dashboards and compelling stories for decision-makers. Throughout this training, you will be working on real datasets using tools like Excel, Power BI and/or Tableau to learn skills that you can immediately apply in your work.

HR metrics

Learn to create and implement HR Metrics that are aligned with your organization’s strategy.

Data visualization

Learn to communicate data effectively by creating compelling reports and using storytelling techniques.

Interactive dashboards

Develop the skills to analyze HR-data in Excel and build intuitive dashboards using Power BI or Tableau.

Strategic workforce planning

Apply the basics of strategic workforce planning (SWP) and build reports on succession and scenario planning.

+ program structure


Strategic HR Metrics

Metrics help determine the efficiency and impact of the workforce and of the HR department itself. The Strategic HR Metrics modules teach you to identify which metrics are relevant to your organization's business goals. You will also learn to measure and implement these metrics successfully.


HR Data Analyst

Gain hands-on experience by analyzing HR data and building your own custom HR dashboard in Power BI or Tableau. These modules are specifically designed for people who have little or no experience in working with data.


Global Data Integrity

Without consistent and reliable data, effective reporting is impossible. Learn practical techniques to assess the integrity of your data and avoid common pitfalls.


Data Visualization

Discover the stories in your data and turn them into beautiful and effective reports. Learn to look at data differently and use visualizations and story-telling techniques to engage and convince stakeholders.


Capstone Project

With the capstone project, you will bring your new skills into practice. You will work on building a custom HR dashboard/report from scratch (the dataset will be provided) and focus on creating impactful visualizations with a compelling story.

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

+ meet your instructors

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.

Mark Lawrence

Data-driven HR Leader


Mark Lawrence has a proven track record in the field of HR and Learning & Development. With a background in Management Consultancy, he was part of IBM’s ‘Top Talent’ community. He served as an advisor for numerous professional HR research bodies and is regularly called upon to speak at conferences on topics such as HR analytics and data visualization. He currently works as the Global Head of People Analytics at GSK.

Hilje de Boer

Storyteller & Data-Visualization Expert


Hilje de Boer helps companies make sense of their data by looking for the story behind the complexity. She is an expert in translating complex information into effective and compelling stories.

David Creelman

Data & Analytics Consultant


David Creelman is best known for his extensive research & writing on the most important areas of human capital. He won numerous awards, such as the best book award for his book “Management Reset” and the Walker Award for his research on Boards & HR. He is the CEO of Creelman Research, which can count among its clients think tanks, consultants, academics and organizations from around the world.

René Klep

HRM Lecturer


René Klep has gained in-depth experience in several international businesses as senior HR manager in companies like Belden, Stork, and Philips. He’s a well-known expert in the field of HR metrics, HR analytics, and strategic workforce planning. Currently, he is working as a lecturer and curriculum developer in Human Resource Management at Avans University of Applied Sciences.

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Why should I enroll?

You want to make a bigger strategic impact using the right metrics and reports. The HR Metrics and Dashboarding program teaches you how to analyze HR data and create stunning dashboards from scratch. After completing the online training, you are a Dashboarding Specialist who can find the right data and use it to help business leaders drive strategic decisions with compelling, data-driven stories.


+   What software do I need?

As part of this certificate program, you will learn to build custom HR dashboards in Microsoft Power BI or Tableau. These are two of the most mainstream tools used by many organizations. They are similar in terms of functionality so you can simply choose the one that your organization has available. In case your organization doesn’t have either tool, you can download the Power BI desktop version for free. You’ll find instructions to download this free version, in the course. Power BI is compatible with almost 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).

+   Are there any pre-requisites?

No! This course is specifically designed for HR Professionals without a technical background and little or no experience in processing and analyzing data.

+   What do I need to complete the capstone project?

All resources and data sets that you need to complete the capstone projects will be provided in the program.

+   Is there a fixed schedule?

No. This program 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 30 hours to finish the program and obtain your certificate.

+   How long do I have access to the program?

In total, you will have 12 months of access to the student portal, all lessons, and learning materials. On average, members complete their (first) program in 3 - 4 months.

+   Is this program the right fit for me?

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

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Manlio Rolón Téllez
from Mexico City, Mexico
Complete with the Concepts, theory, and practical approach to developing a lot of solutions
Posted 10 months ago
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It is a great certificate for a data-driven HR approach. I have gained hands-on experience on how to approach a business problem and translate data into useful insights to help management take an informative decision.
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from Khobar, Saudi Arabia
The program is well structured each model gives me full and sufficient information on how to fulfill my experience in HR.
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Elizabeth Odetokun
from Suleja, Nigeria
The course is so so detailed and comprehensive. Loved every bit of it!
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from United States
Very informative! The HR Metrics and Dashboarding course really exceeded my expectations.
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