Descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive
statistics allow us to “manage tomorrow, today” (Pease, Byerly & Fitz-enz,
2012). They can help us see what currently is and show us a path on how we can
be more successful tomorrow.
Write a 3 page paper on the following points:
What is the goal of a descriptive statistic?
Provide an example of a descriptive statistic HR may
use (besides turnover).
Identify another variable that can be employed to
provide more insight (Pease, Byerly and Fitz-enz refer to this as “stats
Imagine you could look into the future to see if trends
continue. What impact could an understanding of this data
have for the organization?