People are vital to the success of any company. Using data, you can attract the right competencies, manage talent effectively, utilise capacity efficiently, and retain employees smartly. Today, many HR leaders are dealing with more complex, challenging questions than the ones their predecessors faced. Instead of focusing on traditional issues, these new questions address core business issues. Answering questions like these, requires new data and new thinking. Today’s HR leader must think like an economist; someone who studies and directs the allocation of finite resources.