Sjoerd van den Heuvel | Researcher | Organising Decent Work

Sjoerd van den Heuvel


Sjoerd van den Heuvel PhD is researcher in the Research group Organising Decent Work. His research focuses on the development, implementation and acceptance of People Analytics (also known as HR Analytics or Workforce Analytics). In addition, he works as a senior lecturer for the Labour & Organisation degree programme.

In addition to his activities as a researcher, Sjoerd guides and supports organisations in the development and execution of People Analytics activities, organises trainings and is a regular speaker at Dutch and international People Analytics conferences. He teaches People Analytics as a subject within HU University of Applied Sciences’ Human Resource Management degree programme and at the FHR Institute in Suriname.

"From this background, Sjoerd constantly operates on the interface of scholarship and practice – both in his research and education activities. Because that’s where the People Analytics magic happens!"

In the period before joining HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, Sjoerd worked as a HR consultant for Capgemini Consulting and PostNL and as a university lecturer at the University of Amsterdam and the University of Twente.

Fields of expertise

  • People analytics
  • Change studies
  • Workforce analytics


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