The Center for Workforce Analytics at the D'Amore-McKim School of Business was founded in 2015 to help advance the science and practice of applied workforce measurement and analytics. Through the creation of close partnerships between the academic and practitioner communities, our mission is to promote the use of evidenced-based workforce management. In support of these goals, the CFWA is focused on helping organizations identify, prioritize, implement, and assess workforce investment opportunities, rooted in the execution of firm strategy. Focusing on the talent issues unique to each business' strategy will enable firms to develop the predictive analytics and workforce insight needed to create value for shareholders and better, more meaningful jobs for employees.

Our approach is evidence-based and proactive, and focused on the development and implementation of leading edge research and outreach programs in the field of workforce analytics. We do this through the advice and participation of our senior executive advisory board, conferences for academics and professionals, our working paper series focused on the creation of new and innovative research, credit and noncredit programs in strategic workforce planning and workforce analytics, and executive roundtables that bring together academics and professionals to focus on issues of shared concern.

Who We Work With


Saatchi & Saatchi

About the Director

Mark Huselid

Dr. Mark Huselid is the Distinguished Professor of Workforce Analytics and Director of the Center for Workforce Analytics in the D'Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University. Prior to joining Northeastern, Huselid was Distinguished Professor of HR Strategy in the School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) at Rutgers University. Dr. Huselid's current academic research and consulting activities focus on the linkages between HR management systems, corporate strategy, and firm performance. In addition, he also has an active research and consulting program focused on the development of balanced measurement systems to reflect the contribution of the workforce, workforce management systems, and the HR management function to business success.

Dr. Huselid's first book The HR Scorecard: Linking People, Strategy & Performance(with Brian Becker and Dave Ulrich) was published in 2001 by the Harvard Business Press (HBP). His second book The Workforce Scorecard: Managing Human Capital to Execute Strategy (with Brian Becker and Dick Beatty) was published by the HBP in 2005. His third book The Differentiated Workforce: Transforming Talent Into Strategic Impact (with Brian Becker and Dick Beatty) was published by the HBP in 2009. Huselid's latest book Disrupting Workforce Competition: Executing Strategy through Strategic Work, Workforce Differentiation, and Workforce Analytics is currently in development.

For more information, please visit Mark's personal website.