HR Datasets for Analytics Mastery
Perfect Practice Makes Perfect
Learning to DO HR Analytics requires data. To reduce our collective search time I’m providing some useful links below.
Some of these are fairly basic while others are richer, but they all provide examples of the kinds of data you should expect to see on your analytics journey.
Getting dirty with new data will help you develop intuitions and processes for your day-to-day analytics work and keep things fresh to keep you motivated.
Beyond these, I would encourage you to explore the numerous government data sources freely available.
If you have any additional sources to suggest, send them along so I can add them to the list and share for the benefit of the group.
I’ll do my best to keep these current but just let me know if a link needs to be refreshed.
- City of Chicago: Current Employee Salaries and Position Titles
- City of Bloomington Annual Compensation
- Louisville Metro hours worked and dollars paid
- Marin County Employee Jobs and Attributes
- IBM HR Analytics Employee Attrition & Performance
- Human Resources Dataset
- Employee Attrition
- Employee Absenteeism
- Note: You need to be a Kaggle member to get this data but sign up is free and it’s a great place to learn about analytics. Highly recommended.
- US Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Note: This is higher-level, aggregate data that we normally don’t talk about in HR Analytics but it can be helpful to explore the broader labor market as part of your analytics work, esp. if you are creating predictive models.
- Hint: Try the “One-Screen Data Search” or “Data Finder” to make your way to the data itself. You might need to poke around a bit.
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