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.



Online Self-paced

study 4 hours/week to finish in 10 weeks


12 Months

12 months to obtain your certificate


4 courses + capstone project

50 video lessons + assignments + quizzes

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What you will do

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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 for successful People Analytics projects that deliver critical talent and business outcomes.

Data-driven Business Impact

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

Analytics Implementation

Unlock the full potential of your HR data and improve critical talent and business outcomes by implementing a full people analytics cycle.

Basic Statistics

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

Self-Service Dashboards

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

Storytelling with Data

Integrate data visualizations into your presentations to persuade stakeholders with compelling insights from your data.

+ program structure


People Analytics Foundations

In the first course, you will learn how People Analytics is used to solve pressing business problems through 5 real-life case studies. Your instructor will use practical examples to show you how you can use data to create more effective people policies and increase HR's strategic impact on the organization. You will also learn the responsibilities of a People Data Analyst and how to succeed in this role.


HR Data Analyst

You've mastered the foundations, now it's time to start analyzing data in Excel. In this course, you will get hands-on with people data through a series of practical case studies and assignments. You will learn how to reveal patterns in the data, uncover insights, and effectively visualize and present your findings to compel key decision-makers into action.


HR Dashboards in Power BI

In this course, you will learn how to transform large amounts of data into intelligent, actionable insights. You will learn to create interactive reports and advanced dashboards in Power BI by working through a practical case, solving people challenges for various stakeholders throughout the business.


HR Statistics in Excel

In the final course, you will return to Excel to tackle more advanced data analysis. In order to properly interpret data insights and provide meaningful recommendations, you will need to comprehend some core statistical concepts like significance and probability. Through practical activities, you will learn how to run the statistical analyses you need to make sound decisions even when faced with limited data and uncertainty.


Capstone Project

In the capstone project, you will put your newly acquired People Analytics expertise into practice. In this interactive project, you will find yourself in the role of an HR analyst asked to answer a series of business questions by performing a descriptive analysis, building a report in Power BI, and testing hypotheses.

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 the founder and Dean of AIHR. He is an expert in shaping modern HR practices by bringing technological innovations into the HR context. He receives global recognition as an HR thought leader and regularly speaks on topics like People Analytics, Digital HR, and the Future of Work.

Annelise Pretorius

Psychometrics Expert


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.

Belinda Loseby

Power BI Trainer


Belinda Loseby has a passion for imparting knowledge and making software easier to understand and more efficient to use. She has been working in IT training and development for over 20 years. Over the course of her career, she has lectured on several IT-related topics, including Power BI, VBA, SQL, Microsoft Office, and business skills to employees from corporations such as BP, Deloitte, Anglo Gold, and major financial institutions.

Paul van der Laken

Data Scientist


Paul van der Laken is a data science and machine learning expert with a PhD in people analytics. He's managed data science teams and projects at several multinationals, including Shell and Unilever.

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Why should I enroll?

Today's business landscape is dynamic and challenging, making data-driven decision-making a crucial advantage for organizations. This Certificate Program helps you develop sought-after People Analytics skills, which is 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.

+   How do I get Power BI?

Power BI Desktop is a free application that you can install on your Windows computer. Mac users can run Power BI in a browser, but this version has limited functionality. We recommend using a Windows computer for the practical parts of the People Dashboards in Power BI course.

+   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 35 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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Verified Alumni
from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
This one was really good, with practical examples and can be applied right on the job. Thanks for this courses.
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Hussein Elsayed Mohamed Rashwan
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The best course in People Analytics I have undertaken, especially when compared to other well-established institutions for the same course which I had also attended.
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