The purpose of the Session Long Project (SLP) at Trident University is to give you the opportunity to explore how each module is relevant to your own life and work, and to see how the otherwise academically rigorous presentation of a topic may, with more or less work and/or trauma, become “up close and personal”. This is done in a number of different ways – sometimes it is accomplished with cumulative papers, sometimes with hands-on application using a tool of some sort, and sometimes using reflections on one's workplace or life. Modality notwithstanding, the common thread is that of personal application, aimed at demonstrating a cumulative knowledge and understanding of the course material.
In this module, and in those to follow, you will be asked to look for examples of how metrics and analytics have been, could be, or should have been, applied in an organization you are familiar with. Each module will approach these questions from a particular point of view - some general, some specific.
This first SLP requires that you describe your organization and its HR functions. This information will be used as a baseline for writing the SLPs over the remaining modules. Having identified your organization and its HR functions, find out through observation, interview, or policy review what the organization’s position is on HR metrics. Are HR metrics and analytics being utilized? If so, which ones? If not, why are they not being used? For any metrics that may currently be in use, discuss how they are tied to organizational outcomes. What other comments, suggestions, or recommendations can you offer regarding the nature of HR metrics and analytics as they are used (or not used) within and across your organization?
Bring in at least 2 library sources to help strengthen your discussion.