Data

Is Collecting the Data Taking Too Long? Here’s Help

While many aspirational HR leaders look to mature their strategies to include a variety of workforce and talent analytics, the majority of HR teams remain challenged with tactical and operational reporting requirements. Although a handful of showcase organizations have moved to one fully integrated enterprise suite, with HR, payroll, talent and financials all…

The More You Use Data, the Better the Business Performs

Since joining Visier, I’ve been thinking a lot about the value of workforce analytics. I came to this organization because in my prior life as a researcher, my core focus was HR technology adoption and the value organizations derive from it. In fact, a consistent finding from the annual Sierra-Cedar HR Systems Survey (which I…

Improve Your Hiring Quality With These 3 Measures

One of the most valuable performance metrics for recruitment is the quality of each hire made. However, most talent leaders believe they aren’t measuring quality of hire effectively. According to LinkedIn’s 2016 Global Recruiting survey, only 33% of respondents feel that their methodologies are strong, and an even smaller 5% felt it “best in…

What HR Will Be Dealing With In 2017

The end of 2016 is near, and for some of us, thank goodness! While we count down the seconds until the crystal ball drops, we can plan for the trends about to hit human resources departments. Keeping an eye on compliance will certainly be important over the next year. What happens with immigration,…

An Emerging Trend For HR’s Data: Analytics-as-a-Service

The current trend is for companies to build in-house departments staffed with data scientists to do advanced analytics. However, this is probably only an option for large, sophisticated firms. It’s not news that companies might go to a consultant for help with analytics, what is really interesting is how technology vendors are being…

Measuring the Value of Both Types of Diversity

In 1979, a Korn Ferry International survey of Fortune 1000 firms found that females and African-Americans comprised less than 0.5% and 0.2% respectively of the list’s 1,708 senior executives. In the subsequent 37 years, progress has been forthcoming, but slow. Although not a direct comparison to the Korn Ferry survey, Heidrick & Struggles reported in 2015 that women constituted…

The HR Bots Are Coming! Will You Be Ready?

The robot revolution has arrived. With major companies Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo all launching some version of a chatbot or virtual assistant in the coming months, the tide is quickly turning toward a more automated future. And as various companies connect these tools internally to their data collection systems, it is a…

How to Build a High Performance Sourcing Department – Part 2 Analytics

To truly build a high-performance sourcing department, analytics must be employed to determine how a sourcing team is performing and how to make improvements. According to analytics guru Bruce Schwan, the Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition Deployment and Analytics at Adventist Health System, “analytics is the ultimate determination on measurable performance and ways…

Don’t Start Crunching Numbers Until You Know What Numbers to Crunch

I was helping a manager with the company’s analytics; the problem was framed as “falling engagement in front-line staff.” Now that is a good start because at this organization the link between the measure of employee engagement and customer satisfaction is well established, making this a business problem, not just an HR one….

How Business Intelligence Will Transform HR

TMA’s 2016 Human Capital Analytics Summit made it clear to me that despite the enormous financial benefit of an engaged workforce, the practice of collecting good data, providing thoughtful analysis, and applying that information to drive business results is in its infancy. But the potential to transform how we work is incredible. Collecting and reporting HR…

3 Ways to Use Your Workforce Data to Improve Safety

Editor’s note: It would be a mistake to believe accidents and work-related illnesses are mostly a blue-collar concern. Data shows that workers in hospitals and those who work in museums and historical sites suffer more injuries than do those in mining, for example. Workforce safety is a top concern across a wide range…

Building A Positive Culture In An Atmosphere of Fear

Recognize This! – A strategy that includes evidence-based business cases and ground-up moments of positivity can help shift companies away from leaders who manage through fear or pressure. Of the recent webinars that I’ve given and attended, there is almost always the inevitable question from someone in the audience: “how can an organization…