Foundations of People Metrics and Analytics provides the people metrics and analytics underpinning that will enable human resource (HR) professionals to engage in various formats of HR analytics projects in their organisations. The book features sections on the necessity for metrics and analytics in people management, the HR measurement process, the various people metrics one can use for different situations, business scenarios in which these aspects can be applied, and the future of the field. People metrics may be regarded as the data-based language through which the people management function interacts strategically with top management and other functions of the organisation. As the title suggests, this book provides the foundational aspects of the HR metrics and analytics field, enabling HR professionals to contribute meaningfully to people analytics projects, and to kickstart the journey if this has not yet been instituted. The book incorporates concepts from HR management and data analysis, and systematically and thoroughly takes readers through concepts and principles that will aid them to apply data analysis to various people-related matters. Importantly, the ethical aspects and impact of data analysis in people matters are deliberated throughout the book. Unlike other books in the marketplace, this proudly South African book considers readers who may have limited understanding of data analysis, and focuses on its application in people management, making it perfect for senior undergraduate and postgraduate students at higher education institutions within South Africa and the rest of Africa. The book has been laid out methodically and meticulously to help students feel confident about entering the world of work with critical problem-solving and analytical competencies which will enable them to contribute strategically to their organisations. This is also a handy resource for working HR practitioners who may not have had previous academic exposure to HR metrics and analytics.