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People Analytics

Advanced analytics for better talent and business decisions

Advanced analytics can dramatically improve the way organizations identify, attract, develop, and retain talent. However, many organizations still make those decisions based on instinct and intuition. People Analytics helps managers and senior talent leaders unlock the power of data—increasing rigor, reducing bias, and improving performance.


Identify drivers of high performance

We dig deep to uncover the unique factors that influence organization-wide performance. Leaders can apply the insights to their talent-development strategies and recruiting practices and to address individual performance gaps.

Streamline recruiting and diversify hiring

We use advanced analytics to identify characteristics associated with successful hires, and apply rigorous processes to evaluate candidates for those characteristics. The result is a faster process and a more diverse set of hires with increased likelihood of success.

Benchmark against the industry

We harness publicly available professional data to identify new recruiting sources, compare your workforce to competitors, and identify what “great” looks like for key roles.

People Analytics by the numbers



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in business productivity



in attrition rates

Why People Analytics

Linked to business impact

With People Analytics, talent is directly linked to driving business value. We help leaders ensure they have the right people in the right roles, to solve the most important organizational challenges.

Data and analytics combined with expert support

We combine proprietary data and analytics capabilities with our team of more than 200 experts—including data scientists, statisticians, and HR practitioners—to help organizations develop rigorous, evidence-based talent-management strategies that drive sustained performance.

McKinsey’s talent expertise

We’re talent experts, working with the world's leading organizations to help them tackle the most important organizational challenges related to hiring, managing, developing, promoting, and retaining talent.

Our impact

80% reduction

in staffing and hiring time for an Asia-based bank

Find out how People Analytics can help your organization

Featured insights

Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Using people analytics to drive business performance: A case study

– A quick-service restaurant chain with thousands of outlets around the world is using data to drive a successful turnaround, increase... customer satisfaction, and grow revenues.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

People analytics reveals three things HR may be getting wrong

– More sophisticated analyses of big data are helping companies identify, recruit, and reward the best personnel. The results can... run counter to common wisdom.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Power to the new people analytics

– Techniques used to mine consumer and industry data may also let HR tackle employee retention and dissatisfaction.

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