HR Analytics Certificate
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People Analytics | Certificate Program

Start using data to drive better, fact-based, people-decisions that ultimately benefit both the organization and its employees. As a People Analytics Specialist, you have a full analytics skillset that will enable you to drive data-driven decision-making throughout HR.

ENROLLMENT OPENS: February 07, 2023


Online Self-paced

study 4 hours/week to finish in 10 weeks


12 Months

12 months to obtain your certificate


3 courses + capstone project

65 video lessons + assignments + quizzes

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What you will do

HR Analytics training classroom

Advance your career by expanding your skill set with in-demand HR skills. The People Analytics Certificate Program enables you to develop the skills, knowledge, and hands-on experience needed to start heading People Analytics related projects.

Data-driven business Impact

Learn from dozens of real-life examples and in-depth examples to determine how to best create business value through data analytics at your organization.

Analytics implementation

Develop a detailed plan for implementing data-driven HR practices and embedding a culture of data-driven HR throughout the organization with the final ‘leading change’ assignment.

Basic Statistics

Master core statistical concepts and analyses needed to analyze and interpret any data-driven insights, and learn how to perform them in R or SPSS

Self-service dashboards

Import, clean, and analyze data to easily build self-service dashboards using Microsoft Excel and PowerBI.

HR Metrics

Design and implement HR metrics that help you determine the efficiency and impact of the workforce and the HR department itself.

+ program structure


HR Analytics Leader

The HR Analytics Leader modules focus on the strategic side of people analytics by teaching you how to use insights from data to guide business leaders in the decision-making process. You will learn how to set up an analytics function, develop business cases, manage stakeholders and head the implementation of data-driven HR practices throughout your organization.


Statistics in HR

The Statistics modules are the foundation for the practical analysis side of people analytics. In order to properly interpret data insights and provide meaningful recommendations, you will need to comprehend some core statistical concepts like significance and probability. Optionally, you can use the tutorials in this courses to perform some statistical analyses yourself using R or SPSS.


HR Data Analyst

The Data Analyst modules will help you gain hands-on experience in analyzing data and creating dashboards for key decision-makers. The modules are specifically designed for people with little or no experience in analyzing data. You will start by analyzing data in Microsoft Excel and finish these modules by building a custom HR dashboard in PowerBI.


Capstone Project

With the capstone project, you will apply your learnings by completing a full people analytics project cycle. You will complete the steps of creating a business case by defining a specific business problem, data selection, data cleaning, data analysis, and interpretation & reporting

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


Erik van Vulpen is an expert in connecting HR processes to business results through qualitative and quantitative methods. He’s a regular speaker at HR tech events and conferences around the world. Erik also teaches at Utrecht University, The Netherlands and as the founder of AIHR, he provides training to dozens of senior HR leadership teams. Erik graduated in Law, Psychology (hons.) and Business Administration (hons.).

Bastiaan Stokkel

People Geek & HR Analyst


Bastiaan Stokkel graduated in Social and Organizational Psychology. He has taught statistics at Leiden University and worked as the curriculum manager at the AIHR before moving into an HR analyst role at Robeco, an investment firm. In teaching this course, he uses his experience as a teacher and analyst to show how statistics can be applied to HR data in a practical way. His expertise in the application of statistics in HR makes Bastiaan one of the best instructors in this field.

Lyndon Sundmark

HR Data Scientist


While the recognition of the applicability of People Analytics to HR management has been fairly recent, the building blocks to do this have been evolving for decades. His HR work, which started out as a human resource-planning analyst in the 80’s, has always sought to encourage HR to be ‘data-driven’. In that vein, Lyndon Sundmark provides a seasoned perspective and a wealth of practical knowledge and ideas to People Analytics.

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Why should I enroll?

The demand for HR professionals with HR Analytics skills far exceeds the current supply, making this Certificate Program a great way to prepare your skillset for the future and position yourself favorably for your next career move. As a People Analytics Specialist, you will have a full set of skills that help you take gut feeling out of HR decision-making and add essential strategic value to your organization.


+   Are there any prerequisites?

No. No prior statistics or technical knowledge required.

+   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 38 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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Jherene Orr
from Kingston, Jamaica
Very informative
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Verified Alumni
from India
Great program! Very effective for a new people analytics leader.
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Verified Alumni
from Rotterdam, Netherlands
comprehensive, structured, good instructors.
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