Practical examples here on how Big Data Analytics is changing the world for the better. Looking at the use case improving student retention rates highlights the fact that HR is one of the remaining professions that shuns analytics for soft metrics and intuition.

Analysing the unstructured, free-text comments in appraisals, performance reviews and exit interviews will yield information to spot potential leavers before it is too late. 

That is just one small example as to how HR can unlock analytics