Quantifying Human Resources: Uses and Analyses
Since the late 20th Century, Human Resources (HR) has had a legal obligation to produce reports for management in most firms. However, these have long been considered restrictive and are seldom used to improve decision-making. More recently, the emergence of analytics, Big Data and algorithms has enabled a reconfiguration of the uses of quantification in HR. Accompanied by empirical examples, this book presents and defines the different tools and uses of quantification in HR. It studies the effect of these tools on decision-making and ? without subscribing to the myth of objective and rational quantification ? presents the contributions and limits of the use of data in HR, and analyzes the potential risks of excessive quantification. It also discusses the appropriation of these tools by the various players in a company and examines their effects on the position of HR.
1. From the Statisticalization of Labor to Human Resources Algorithms: The Different Uses of Quantification
2. Quantification and Decision-making
3. How are Quantified HR Management Tools Appropriated by Different Agents?
4. What Effects are the Effects of Quantification on the Human Resources Function?
5. The Ethical Issues of Quantification
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