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Leadership & Management

Amsterdam People Analytics Center (APAC)

The Amsterdam People Analytics Center (APAC) helps facilitate partnerships between industry and academia in the area of people analytics. People analytics is a data-driven approach to people management and focuses on answering people related business questions using a variety of data sources collected and stored in organizations.

It combines different disciplines, such as Human Resource Management (HRM), Organizational Behavior, Management, statistics, and data science. The center's aim is to promote high-quality scientific research in the field of people analytics at the interface of theory and practice.

Its members are grounded both in the fields of (Human Resource) Management and Organizational Behavior, and have specific expertise in research methods. Topics we cover include careers, learning analytics, person-organization fit, strategic HRM, management practices, leadership, and applicant selection. We have experience with a broad range of approaches to people analytics, including combining and analyzing different data sources collected at and/or stored in organizations using new analytic techniques, psychometric assessment, and text mining.

Collaboration

APAC offers collaboration opportunities on a broad range of topics related to people analytics, in order to investigate issues which are relevant to practitioners and add to the body of knowledge on HRM and Organizational Behavior. Organizations can approach us for collaborative research projects aimed at improving people related decision making in general or answering specific people related questions.

Contact

Please contact Corine Boon (E: c.t.boon@uva.nl) if you have any questions or are interested in collaborating with us!

Team

Ms M. (Margriet) Bentvelzen MSc

Faculty of Economics and Business

Sectie Leadership & Management

dr. C.T. (Corine) Boon

Director

dr. S.T. (Stefan) Mol

Faculty of Economics and Business

Sectie Leadership & Management

dr. W. (Wendelien) van Eerde

Faculty of Economics and Business

Sectie Leadership & Management

Dr J. (Juliana) Guedes Almeida

Faculty of Economics and Business

Sectie Leadership & Management

prof. dr. D.N. (Deanne) den Hartog

Faculty of Economics and Business

Sectie Leadership & Management

drs. J. (Jarno) Vrolijk BBA

Faculty of Economics and Business

Sectie Leadership & Management

Key research themes

Our team focuses on the following key themes. If you would like to know more, take a look at examples of current projects  we are working on, and examples of relevant recent publications of the team on past projects.

Applicant Selection

We study the socioeconomic and psychometric match in the supply and demand of labor, with the aim of moving closer to the optimal use of human capital.

Data governance and ethics

We leveraging synthetic data and research ethical ramifications of algorithm based decision making.

Leadership

We focus on the characteristics, and consequences of (in)effective leaders over time, using a combination of different data sources collected or stored in organizations as well as leadership diagnostics.

Learning analytics

We focus on improving matchmaking processes between individuals (e.g., students), education and the labor market.

Strategic HRM

We study the added value of HR investments using a combination of different data sources collected or stored in organizations (over time), in order to be able to make data driven HR decisions.

Text mining

We focus on informing theory and practice in the broad field of HRM and Organizational Behavior using text mining.

Turnover

We use interoperable data sources to create and elaborate turnover models and turnover theory.