Online Training

People Analytics for the Public Sector

Solve pressing business problems and craft evidence-based HR strategy

15 & 22 May 2024

10:00am - 2:30pm AEST

Next intake: 15 & 22 May 2024 | 10:00am - 2:30pm AEST


With a significant number of HR reforms and future of work initiatives underway, HR is becoming increasingly data driven. The public sector in particular is analytics to measure the effectiveness of HR policies, identify opportunities to improve everything from employee experiences, recruitment and succession planning. But most importantly, to ensure that HR is closely aligned with overall strategy and is geared toward solving complex business problems.

This hand-on, practical workshop will delve into the practical application of HR and people analytics in the public sector. Participants will learn how to use data to measure and monitor success of HR projects. It will discuss different types of HR data; how do you capture it and present it. The program will explore storytelling and communication. It will provide insights on analysing, interpreting and communicating HR data with your different stakeholders. Finally, it will teach you to effectively use HR analytics to create a human resource strategy that positively impacts people, performance and culture within an organisation.

Who Should Attend?

Analyst, Officer, Coordinator, Lead, Manager, Business Partner
Human Resources, Organisational Development, People and Culture, and Learning and Development

Learning Outcomes

Back up your instincts with evidence and data
Track and monitor the success and effectiveness of people strategies, policies and practices
Uncover trends and patterns: to enable smarter planning
Apply data driven insights to improve employee experience and retention

Online Training

People Analytics for the Public Sector

Session details

  • Benchmark and network with peers from all over the public sector 
  • Learn how to use an in-demand skill/platform 
  • Gain the opportunity to be a part of a community of practice 
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Level: Fundamentals

No previous experience necessary


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This course requires 1 credit.

Key Sessions

Overview of HR, People and Workforce Analytics 

  • Definition and significance 
  • Historical perspective and evolution
  • HR Metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) 


Understanding your HR Data 

  • Sources of HR data 
  • Types of HR data 
  • What to use and when 

Define the problem you want to solve 

  • Framing the problem 
  • Creating a problem statement 
  • Identifying the type of data and analytics that you need to solve this 


Using analytics to solve complex problems 

  • Setting guard rails in place 
  • Build a hypothesis 
  • Leverage analytics to build meaningful insights 

Insights to inform HR Strategy 

  • Understanding your business strategy 
  • Ensuring HR strategy is aligned with business strategy 
  • Identifying the right data to inform and shape you plans 


Optimising HR Policies and their Effectiveness 

  • How to measure the effectiveness of your policies and procedure 
  • The role of your data 

Connect people analytics to organisational outcomes 

  • Understanding the HCM lifecycle 
  • The role of HR strategy in driving organisational outcomes 
  • Consulting and collaborating with stakeholders  

Meet Your Facilitator

Tom Middleton

HR Director, Federal Government

Tom is a senior human resources leader with extensive experience in multimillion-dollar capability development projects, workforce analytics, and talent attraction. He has worked with federal, state, not-for-profit, and private industries, including health, industrial relations, animal welfare, and tourism. Tom has developed specialist skills in HR strategy, project management, workforce analytics, and talent attraction. Key achievements include delivering a $5.4M remote workforce capability development project, launching a joint workforce planning initiative, implementing marketing analytics performance framework, redesigning HR service delivery functions, and undertaking an operational uplift as part of the RSPCA board.

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