Evidence-based HR in action

Hewlett-Packard demonstrates empirically how talent management strategies impact company performance
By John Gibbons and Christopher Woock
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/16/2009

Evidence-based human resources (EBHR) represents a dramatically new approach to human capital analytics.

It provides practitioners with a conceptual framework as well as practical applications so they can establish causal connections between talent management and business performance.

In a 2001 survey by the Conference Board in the United States, 86 per cent of respondents reported the main motivation for measuring human capital was to “improve unit or company-wide bottom line.”