Dr. Sjoerd van den Heuvel

Assistant professor

General info

Dr. Sjoerd van den Heuvel (1984) is an assistant professor in the field of Human Resource Management / HR Analytics at the University of Twente. His research focuses primarily on HR Analytics, including computer learning & HR Analytics, the future of HR Analytics, and employee responses to HR Analytics. Other research interests are HR & Technology (e.g. Acceptance of e-HRM; contribution of e-HRM to Business results) and HR & Organizational Change (e.g. Change management in 2025; psychological contract and attitude towards change). He teaches HR Analytics at the Business Administration master program (course: Strategic HR Analytics), the master Public Management for professionals (course: HR Analytics) and the master Human Resource Management at the FHR School of Governance in Suriname (course: HR Analytics & Technology). His research has been published in peer-reviewed international outlets such as Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Social Science Information, and Human Resource Management Review, as well as national professional magazines such as Tijdschrift voor HRM, HR Strategie and P&O Actueel. Furthermore, he presented his research at national and international (scientific) congresses, such as EAWOP, the Psychological Contract Conference, and the National Commissioners Day. Dr. Sjoerd van den Heuvel worked for 5 years as an HR Management Consultant at the People & Performance group of Capgemini Consulting, and gained broad practical experience at clients such as Ahold, ING, Philips, TomTom, APG, De Bijenkorf and Tetra Pak in Sweden. He is frequently invited by organizations to present and advise on HR Analytics, particularly on how to bridge the gap between science and practice in order to improve organization’s HR Analytics capabilities.

Research interests

  • HR Analytics
  • HR & Technology
  • HR & Organizational Change

Teaching responsibilities

  • Strategic HR Analytics (graduate course)
  • Managing People in a Global Context (undergraduate course)
  • Technology, Organization, People (undergraduate course)
  • Supervision of bachelor students
  • Supervision of master students


A complete vita accessed here.