As analytics, workforce science, and big data emerge in the world of human resources, the ability to leverage technology is driving innovations that may alter their approach to managing talent. Traditionally, corporate financial executives have performed workforce planning, identified workforce requirements, and tasked human resources with finding the talent. And if serious analytics were to be accomplished, it would be done by finance, operations, and IT. But this is changing. “HR,” while not giving up on its soft skills, is slowly becoming a consumer of analytics and preparing to participate more in decisions that require a deeper understanding of data analysis.