Chapter 14

Making Talent Analytics and Reporting a Decision Science

John W. Boudreau and Edward E. Lawler III


Talent analytics and reporting must shift from a focus on cost-efficiency and process effectiveness, while familiar and important, to a balanced combination that also extends to strategic measures that enhance talent and business decisions. Only if talent analytics progress can executives and investors make decisions based on complete information about the effectiveness of an organization and its business strategy.

An organization’s human capital is one of its key assets, and as such, warrants measurement that yields valid data about ...

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