Professional Course

Digital Transformation in HR

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8 weeks
8 weeks
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Course description

London School of Economics Digital Transformation in HR

Earn an official certificate of professional achievement from The London School of Economics and Political Science

Today’s human resource (HR) function faces continuous evolution due to technological advances and an influx of data. HR now plays a critical role in ensuring that an organisation's digital transformation not only considers technology, but the impact on employee experience, performance, and satisfaction as well. To drive business success, professionals in this industry need to transform their approach and develop the HR skills of the future.

Gain the in-depth knowledge needed to lead adoption on the Digital Transformation in HR online certificate course from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Over eight weeks, you’ll develop a holistic overview of the key trends and methods for strategically implementing digital HR into your business to drive performance. Guided by industry leaders and expert LSE faculty, you’ll explore effective digital HR adoption and utilisation strategies. You’ll also discover how to use a range of digital HR tools to enhance the management and productivity of your workforce. Learn how to use data and technology to enhance the capabilities of your HR function, and make more informed workforce and business decisions.

Who should attend?

Is this course for you?

Middle to senior HR professionals and managers, who focus on organisational performance, will benefit from the insights of digital human resource management (HRM) and people analytics presented on this course. Those at an executive level, who want to upskill or reskill, will gain the knowledge to introduce technology and analytics into their portfolio. For those already working as data scientists or analytics professionals, the course provides oversight of people analytics and HR knowledge in order to broaden your skills. Graduates of HR programmes that didn’t cover digital or analytics training, could enhance their knowledge in digital HR to specialise or remain relevant.

Training content

Discover the tools and systems required to assist digital transformation in HR as you work through the weekly modules of this online certificate course.

Module 1

The case for digital human resource management (HRM)

Module 2

Identifying the problem: Evidence-based inquiry

Module 3

Data sources, types, and collection

Module 4

Data analytics for human resources

Module 5

Emerging tools for digital HRM (AI and HR)

Module 6

Data-driven HR decision-making

Module 7

Implementing digital HRM

Module 8

Embedding digital transformation across the organisation

Course delivery details


  • 8 weeks (excluding orientation)
  • 8-10 hours per week
  • Self-paced learning online

Certification / Credits

Study digital transformation in HR and earn an official certificate of competence from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Assessment is continuous and based on a series of practical assignments completed online. In order to be issued with a certificate, you’ll need to meet the requirements outlined in the course handbook. The handbook will be made available to you as soon as you begin the course.

Your certificate will be issued in your legal name and sent to you upon successful completion of the course, as per the stipulated requirements.

What will set you apart

On completion of this course, you’ll walk away with:

  • The ability to use data and technology to make informed talent and business decisions.
  • Tools to identify and problem-solve digital HRM challenges in various organisational contexts.
  • The adoption, change, and risk management skills to implement solutions that alter the digital cultural landscape of an organisation.
  • Insights from key practitioners and industry leaders, leveraging the most recent research.
  • Unlimited access to 2U’s Career Engagement Network, offering you exclusive resources and events to support your professional journey and drive your career forward.

Why choose GetSmarter?

  • Data-driven course selection
  • Outcomes-based design
  • People-mediated delivery
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