It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the use of data and analytics, especially within the context of HR, continues to be a hot topic as organizations look to leverage this capability to make better, faster, and more informed decisions. Despite this fact, HR professionals often report challenges to leveraging data and analytics due to reasons such as “ we don’t have good data” or “I don’t know where to start,” to name a few. And while these reasons may have merit, as HR professionals, we can ask ourselves” what steps can I take–even if it is a small one- to evolve my understanding of data and analytics and the various ways in which they can be used to optimize HR strategy, tactics, programs, and processes for the greatest ROI to the business. In this book by Bernard Marr, he nicely covers how HR can begin to take a data-driven approach to recruitment, engagement, safety, wellbeing, development, and performance management. He covers things such as connecting business strategy to HR strategy and using this information as the foundation for determining how data and analytics can accelerate strategy execution. For those looking to expand their knowledge in this area and understand the various ways in which data and analytics can help drive strategic HR, this is an excellent book to pick up.