Interesting article by Andy Campbell asking if The Force will Awaken HR.

Advanced analytics is an area HR must embrace to not only give more insights into the people across the organisation but also predict likely outcomes

It is too late to sift through exit interviews and find out why people are leaving. There are tell-tale signs beforehand and having the data and analysing it will highlight people in danger of leaving. HR then has time to engage with each employee and find out the reasons for dissatisfaction.

The hard facts from structured data are one thing but unless you analyse unstructured data HR only has partial information.  The free-text  information in performance reviews and manager meetings is one such example. 

Unlocking HR with The Force of Analytics should be a priority for HR in 2016