People Analytics in the Age of Big Data

An Agenda for IS Research

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Abstract

Over the last decade, a growing number of organizations have started to apply various data-driven computational techniques and algorithmic technologies to manage their workforce. The fundamental objective of these technologies, known as People Analytics, is to enable more effective, objective, and rational decision-making about people. High expectations surround such technologies, as they can drive competitive advantage and innovation through better utilization of human talent. However, the application of algorithms to manage people (rather than supply chains or business processes) entails multiple ethical and practical complexities. In this short paper, we seek to unpack the main assumptions that underlie the use of People Analytics to portray a nuanced and critical picture of its possible ramifications. Based on this critical examination, we outline a research agenda that identifies multiple avenues for future IS research into People Analytics.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICIS 2017 Proceedings
Number of pages11
Place of PublicationAtlanta, GA
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
Publication date2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventICIS 2017: Transforming Society with Digital Innovation - Coex Convention Center , Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 10 Dec 201713 Dec 2017
Conference number: 38
https://icis2017.aisnet.org/

Conference

ConferenceICIS 2017
Number38
LocationCoex Convention Center
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period10/12/201713/12/2017
Internet address
SeriesProceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems
Volume2017
ISSN0000-0033

Keywords

  • People analytics
  • Big data
  • IS research agenda
  • Workforce management

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Gal, U., Jensen, T. B., & Stein, M-K. (2017). People Analytics in the Age of Big Data: An Agenda for IS Research. In ICIS 2017 Proceedings Atlanta, GA: Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL). Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems, Vol.. 2017
Gal, Uri ; Jensen, Tina Blegind ; Stein, Mari-Klara. / People Analytics in the Age of Big Data : An Agenda for IS Research. ICIS 2017 Proceedings. Atlanta, GA : Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL), 2017. (Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems, Vol. 2017).
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Gal, U, Jensen, TB & Stein, M-K 2017, People Analytics in the Age of Big Data: An Agenda for IS Research. in ICIS 2017 Proceedings. Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL), Atlanta, GA, Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems, vol. 2017, ICIS 2017, Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 10/12/2017.

People Analytics in the Age of Big Data : An Agenda for IS Research. / Gal, Uri; Jensen, Tina Blegind; Stein, Mari-Klara.

ICIS 2017 Proceedings. Atlanta, GA : Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL), 2017. (Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems, Vol. 2017).

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Gal U, Jensen TB, Stein M-K. People Analytics in the Age of Big Data: An Agenda for IS Research. In ICIS 2017 Proceedings. Atlanta, GA: Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL). 2017. (Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems, Vol. 2017).