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HR Data Analyst | Online Course

Unlock the full potential of your organization's HR data by becoming an HR Data Analyst and learning practical data analysis skills. Throughout this entry-level online training you will work on real-world datasets using Microsoft Excel, Power BI, and Tableau.

The curriculum is created for people who have little or no experience with analyzing data. You will learn everything from extracting, cleaning, and analyzing HR data, to building your own custom HR dashboard.


Online Self-paced

18 hours


Single course

only available as part of a certificate program


7 modules

32 video lessons + real-world projects

What you will do

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Unlock the full potential of your HR data

As an HR Data Analyst, you will have the skills to analyze large HR data sets and build custom dashboards to support data-driven people-decisions.

Whether you just want to become comfortable working on HR data or have the ambition to become a data scientist, this course offers the foundation you need. Its tutorial-style lessons enable you to learn practical skills that you can apply directly in your work.

+ course structure


Strategic Workforce Planning


Strategic Workforce Planning – Part II


Linking Human Resources to ROI


Data Analysis in Excel


Dashboarding in Excel


Connecting HR Data Using Power BI (or Tableau)


Visualizing and Publishing HR Data in Power BI (or Tableau)

Download the syllabus for a detailed overview of all lessons, assignments, reading materials, and bonus content.

+ meet your instructor

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Erik van Vulpen

People Analytics Leader & Data Geek


Erik van Vulpen is an expert in connecting HR processes to business results through qualitative and quantitative methods. He is globally recognized as a thought leader in the People Analytics and Digital HR space. Erik is a regular speaker at conferences and trained dozens of HR leadership teams to embed innovative and data-driven HR practices in their organization.

Master popular tools

Use popular tools such as Microsoft Excel, Power BI, and Tableau to work on real-world projects.

Strategic workforce planning

Apply the basics of strategic workforce planning (SWP) and build reports on succession and scenario planning.

Interactive dashboards

Present data-driven insights to key stakeholders by building beautiful and intuitive HR dashboards.

ROI calculation

Gain hands-on experience processing and analyzing HR data, and learn to calculate the ROI of HR activities.

Download syllabus

Download the syllabus for the People Analytics Certificate Program (includes the HR Data Analyst course).

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The HR Data Analyst course is available as part of our People Analytics Certificate Program.
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Why should I enroll?

Data is becoming an integral part of HR. To be successful in today’s competitive market, all organizations need to learn how to leverage HR data to drive better business people-decisions.

The HR Data Analyst course offers the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working with HR data. You will develop practical skills that enable you to extract, combine, clean, and analyze HR data.

Upon completion of this course, you will be ready to apply these skills in your job and start generating data insights to support the decision-making process.

Why is this course not sold individually?

To optimize the quality of your learning experience, the HR Data Analyst course is not available for standalone enrollment. The course is part of our People Analytics Certificate Program and also included with the Full Academy Access License.

Do I need to buy Power BI and Tableau?

No. As part of this course, you will learn how to build custom HR dashboards in Microsoft Power BI and Tableau. These are two of the most widely used tools. Both similar in terms of functionality but from different vendors. You can just select to use the one that your organization has available.

If your organization doesn’t have either tool, you can download the Power BI desktop version that we use in this course is for free. You’ll find instructions to download this free version, in the course.

You can use Power BI on all Windows computers. While it is not possible to install it on a Mac, it is available on all tablets and smartphones (including Apple devices).


+   What are the job perspectives?

This course qualifies you for a wide array of HR analytics related roles such as HR (Data) Analyst, HRIS Analyst, HR Analytics Consultant.

The data analysis skills that you will develop with this course offer a solid foundation to specialize further for roles such as HR Data Scientist or Strategic Workforce Planning Specialist.

+   Is there a fixed schedule?

No. This training is 100% online and self-paced! When you learn and how much time you spend each day, week, or month is up to.

In total, you will need to invest approximately 18 hours to finish the course.

+   How long do I have access to the course?

In total, you will have 12 months of access to the member portal, all lessons, and learning materials.

+   Are there subtitles available?

Yes. All our online trainings come with English subtitles. And this course also comes with additional Spanish subtitles!

+   Is this online course the right fit for me?

If you’re not sure if this course is the right fit, we are here to help you determine which training best fits your goals and needs! Simply talk to one of our admissions advisors or send them an email at [email protected]

Are You Ready to Unlock the Power of Data?

Become an HR Data Analyst