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Statistics in HR | Online Course

Start testing your hypotheses using statistically valid methods. This online course teaches you essential statistical knowledge and how to apply it to human resources questions.

After completing this statistics training, you will be able to quickly test practical hypotheses, know when to apply specific statistical tests, and how to interpret analysis results. In other words: you'll have the statistical knowledge and skills to verify or falsify patterns in your HR data and take a truly data-driven approach to HR.


Online Self-paced

15 hours


Single course

only available as part of a certificate program


4 modules

16 video lessons + SPSS tutorials

What you will do

Statistics in human resources course

Learn how to apply statistical tests to HR data

In this online HR course, you will learn the core concepts of statistics and how to apply them within the human resources domain.

+ course structure


Introduction to Statistics




Basic Statistical Tests


Advanced Statistical Test

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

+ meet your instructor

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Bastiaan Stokkel

People Geek & Compensation & Benefits Specialist


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.

Sampling & Probability

Learn to carry out unbiased sampling and develop a solid understanding of probability

Applying Statistical Tests

Apply statistical tests such as correlation analytics, T-test, and ANOVA

Statistical Significance

Grasp the concept of statistical significance and the different types of variablesy

Structural Equation Modelling

Learn about Structural Equation Modelling, the first step towards machine learning

Download syllabus

Download the syllabus for the People Analytics Certificate Program (includes the Statistics in HR course).

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Why is this course relevant?

To bring HR analytics to the next level, it’s vital to start applying core statistical concepts. Testing hypotheses and understanding probability and significance are what will enable you to generate more reliable and meaningful insights. Finding a correlation is a good first step but seeing a cause-and-effect relationship is what you are really looking for. This is exactly what you will be learning with the Statistics in HR course.

Why is this course not sold individually?

To optimize the quality of your learning experience, the Statistics in HR 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.

How do statistics help with HR Analytics?

Analytics are inseparable from statistics. Analytics is about making predictions using advanced algorithms or models. To identify which variables to add to your model, what sample size is needed, how effect sizes will impact your algorithm, and to answer many, many more analytics-related questions, you will need to have a solid understanding of statistics. That's what this course focuses on.


+   What software do I need?

You don’t need any particular software to complete this course. There are many different software tools you can use to run statistical analyses, such as R, Excel or SPSS. It’s up to you which one you prefer. This course focuses on developing a solid understanding of key statistical concepts such as probability and significance. You will learn which type of analyses there are when to apply them, and how to interpret the results. That is the ‘difficult’ part. There are many demos and instructional videos out there that will show you how to run an analysis once you have selected the appropriate one.

+   Are there any prerequisites?

This is an entry-level course. No prior statistical knowledge or skills are required. We do recommend that students have a basic understanding of HR Analytics, its process cycles, and possible applications.

+   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 15 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]

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