Analytics is a hot topic and HR analytics is no different. New books are constantly being published. Being “insight driven” is at the core of the CIPD HR practices. New software products and visualisations tools are being launched. The term big data is everywhere (I don’t think HR data is big data, it is human data but that is a topic for another blog). It is all quite a buzz. But what does it mean? Why is it really so valuable? Where should you start and finish?