Analytical Approaches in Human Resources – a Systematic Review

Vinícius Gomes Soares, José Jesús Pérez Álcazar, Mercy Escalante Ludena


Surveys related to analytics in the area of human resources (HR) have increased in the last 10 years. They usually suggest frameworks, tools, and concepts. Although there is much useful information, there is still a lack of materials consolidating real case studies or quantitative experiments with HR data. This systematic review analyzes 42 papers with analytical experiments in terms of three different segments of HR: recruitment, talent management, and turnover. The goal is to offer an updated perspective of what is being applied in HR regarding the problems that can be solved with data analysis, the most used techniques, and what could be explored to promote more scientific research on data-oriented projects in HR. Some of the results include talent management as the segment with the most related papers and the use of companies’ internal data as predominant in the studies.


HR analytics, People analytics, Strategic human resources management, Talent management, Turnover

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