Your Career Q&A: Data Analytics Could Be Your Big Break

Best-selling author Martin Yate, a career coach and former HR professional, takes your questions each week about how to further your career in HR. Contact him at the e-mail address at the end of this column.

We have all heard about how the HR professional needs to “skill up” in today’s world, by obtaining skills such as succession planning and understanding and utilizing data. I recently started working at a new company in a newly created position. Our HR department is very knowledgeable and experienced; however, when it comes to data, not many people here know how to utilize it, organize it and present it for business decisions. I’m being asked to create my own performance standards and make this position what I am most interested in, and what would be most beneficial to the company.

Author:  Martin Yate

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