The basic premise of the “people analytics” approach is that accurate people management decisions are the most important and impactful decisions that a firm can make. You simply can’t produce superior business results unless your managers are making accurate people management decisions.
People management decisions at Google are guided by the powerful “people analytics team.” Two key quotes from the team highlight their goals:
- “All people decisions at Google are based on data and analytics.”
- The goal is to … “bring the same level of rigor to people-decisions that we do to engineering decisions.”