Make HR Analytics a Priority, But See the Bigger Picture
SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
Making HR analytics a leadership priority is not just about encouraging HR to present the latest analytics innovations, but rather a true partnership to drive pivotal decisions. However, today’s HR analytics are mainly used for cost avoidance, not to drive broader strategic success. Sharing information across silos” was the #1 challenge to big data effectiveness. .
HR Analytics – The “GPS” of True HR Transformation
MARCH 31, 2016
Since the mid-1990s, the phrase, “HR transformation,” has been a part of HR’s common vernacular. In fact, it is so often-used some regard it as almost a form of HR “smart talk” – something that many talk about, but few really understand how to do. The same could be said – most recently – for the terms, “workforce analytics,” “talent analytics,” and other variants of this. what is the context?).
6 Skills Every HR Technology Leader Must Develop Starting in 2017
JANUARY 12, 2017
Technology impacts all of us personally in how we communicate, make purchases, plan travel, find love, discover a great restaurant, or get a ride across town. The disruption to how we work has been just as profound, and it has led to changes in the very nature of work and the skills that the HR Technology Leader of the future will need. Innovative Reasoning Based on Data. Business-Oriented Mindset.
10 Reasons To Shift To A Data-Driven High Business Impact HR Model
FEBRUARY 9, 2017
The latest survey from the prestigious Conference Board ranks Human Capital as the #1 challenge facing global CEOs. At first glance, senior HR executives might take that top ranking as a positive thing. Unfortunately, a study by AICPA revealed that only 12% of CEO’s were confident with Human Capital metrics. HR Can’t Become A High Business Impact Function Unless It Adds Analytic Capabilities.
The Value of HR Analytics: Why Every Company Should Be A Quantified Organization
OCTOBER 20, 2016
Since joining Visier, I’ve been thinking a lot about the value of workforce analytics. 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. Four Characteristics of Quantified Organizations. The 29 organizations were chosen based on their leadership in the following four areas: 1. Data Sources.
HR from the Outside In: Learnings from Dave Ulrich, Father of Modern HR
NOVEMBER 19, 2015
Earlier this month we were fortunate to host an interactive HR Leadership workshop for Visier customers, led by father of modern HR and leading business consultant Dave Ulrich. In this workshop, Ulrich focused on the top questions of the group, the first of which was focused on, “What is blocking HR’s progress?” Here are some key takeaways. They understand the general business conditions (e.g.,
How to Lead and Engage Millennials in the Workplace
FEBRUARY 2, 2017
Born before 1982 and in a leadership or management role? If yes, you may have asked yourself the question: “How do I motivate and communicate with the Millennials (born 1982 -2000) on my team?” ” I’ve been asked this question many times since Millennial values, beliefs, and communication style are perceived as quite different. Why Are Millennials Perceived As Different?
Top 5 HR Analytics Articles: Fall 2016 Edition
OCTOBER 24, 2016
At the recent HR Technology Conference , sessions on data-driven HR were standing room only. However, while more and more HR leaders are spearheading the adoption of workforce intelligence at their organizations, they also have this critical question in mind: Once we have an HR analytics function and solution in place, how do we take full advantage of it?
Building your Learning Experience! What’s it all about?
Why “Free” HR Analytics Are a Myth
DECEMBER 1, 2016
Embedded analytics—defined by Gartner as analytic capabilities that are “ easily accessible from inside the application, without forcing users to switch between systems ”—are one tactic that has been heralded as an effective approach for facilitating data-driven decisions. If the embedded analytics only include data from their HR system, the benefit they provide is very limited. Historical Data.
It’s Time For HR to Be Bold with Analytics
SEPTEMBER 28, 2016
While 77% of all organizations believe people analytics is important, only 32% feel ready or somewhat ready for analytics, according to Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends 2016 report. Experian — a global leader in consumer and business credit reporting and marketing services, and a Visier customer — is one organization that has successfully embraced workforce analytics.
The Employee Engagement Hoax? What Every HR Professional Needs to Know
OCTOBER 19, 2015
It’s hard to attend an HR conference or visit an HR website and not hear the term “employee engagement.” Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends 2015 report rated culture and engagement as “the most important issue overall, slighting edging out leadership (the No. issue last year)” in 2015. And for good reason. The employment landscape has changed dramatically in the past few decades. The problem?
Must-Read HR Analytics Articles for a Successful 2017
JANUARY 5, 2017
HR leaders hit the gas on their adoption of HR analytics in 2016 — and there are no signs of slowing down heading into 2017! It seems HR practitioners and leaders are no longer thinking just about how workforce analytics will improve HR processes and decision-making, but also how analytics can further impact business-wide objectives and outcomes. Benefits of Data-Driven Recruitment.
Why Data is the Key to Strategic HR Decisions
APRIL 21, 2016
There will always be challenges that face HR executives and practitioners. Historically, many issues arose from lack of data. It used to be embarrassing. HR practitioners used to wince when they needed to justify expenses. Workforce analytics are now better than ever, but organizations need to properly access them, align their information with decision-making, and act accordingly. But did it?
Ready for a Brilliant New Year in HR? Read the Top Five Articles from the Workforce Intelligence Blog
DECEMBER 31, 2015
2016 promises to be a year of seachange for HR with HR professionals accelerating their embrace of a fact-based and business-oriented mindset (see the fifth point in this Josh Bersin post ). Brilliant HR in 2016 is data-driven, strategic, and impactful. Its practitioners ask not just how many , but — more importantly — ask why. The HR Leadership Revolution — Will You Thrive?:
Why HR Needs Data-Driven Workforce Planning to Avoid Talent Shortfalls
JANUARY 7, 2016
One fascinating source of information that the BLS publishes is known as JOLTS , or Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. There is a goldmine of information contained within that gives us insight ranging from the state of the economy to how hard it will likely be to make that next critical hire. And something exceedingly rare has just appeared. So what is the conclusion? And how many can we hire?
Why We Will All Love the New HR
AUGUST 4, 2016
There is no way to put this delicately: HR has an image problem. More than 10 years ago, Fast Company published the article, Why We Hate HR , setting off a firestorm of discussion and debate. The bottom line was this: HR’s inability to align talent strategy with business strategy called its value into question. Unfortunately, many HR departments today are still stuck in “neutral” (so to speak).
Fact or hype: Do predictive workforce analytics actually work?
JULY 16, 2015
This one is for you, Bill Kutik. At Visier the security and privacy of our customer data is our highest priority. When determining the validity of our predictive analytics capabilities, customer data analyzed was anonymized. Many HR software vendors talk the talk of predicting “at risk employees,” but how many can prove they walk the walk… and that their predictions actually work? Hold on?
Measure Quality of Hire With These Three Critical Factors
NOVEMBER 17, 2016
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 even smaller, 5% felt “best in class.”. Perform: What is the hire’s performance like?
Succession Planning Success: The Golden Rules for Future-Proofing Your Business
DECEMBER 1, 2014
Succession planning is about managing the risk associated with any type of critical skills gap. Consider the role of a senior nuclear engineer: This is not a job you can fill easily by posting on LinkedIn. Imagine the problems it would cause for a nuclear plant’s operations if not enough nuclear engineers were developed in time to fill the gaps created by retiring baby boomers.
How Do You Improve Your Candidate Experience? Look At Your Data
SEPTEMBER 29, 2016
This post is part of our Data-Driven Talent Acquisition Strategies series. Be sure to give the first post and second post a read for more insights and tips. An exceptional job candidate experience, regardless of whether you hire that person or not, can mean the difference between a healthy recruiting pipeline or one that is weak and anemic. Why does this keep happening? Lack of time.
The importance of your Learning Culture and Experience
How HR Can Improve The Business Bottom Line?
FEBRUARY 18, 2016
When customers start using Visier, they often tell us the stories that led them to seek out a workforce intelligence solution. One such story clearly describes a core inefficiency that is common to many companies. At this company, the leadership team wanted to develop a new product line and asked Finance if they could afford the startup costs. Why planners pad workforce expense budgets.
The 4 C’s of Quality of Hire
NOVEMBER 10, 2016
You may be familiar with the 4 C’s of diamonds – cut, color, clarity and carat. These are four variables that combine to evaluate and communicate the quality of diamonds. Quality has many facets (if you’ll forgive the pun), all of which must be considered to ensure you are getting the characteristics you desire in a stone. The same can be said of quality of hire. Candidate. Consistency.
Workplace 2025: Five Forces, Six New Roles and a Challenge to HR
AUGUST 20, 2015
In September 2013, top HR leaders undertook a voluntary and collective effort to envision the HR profession in 2025. They conducted interviews, focus groups, reviews of published findings and drew upon their significant personal experience through CHREATE (The global Consortium to Reimagine HR, Employment Alternatives, Talent, and the Enterprise). Five Forces Shaping the Future. Lawler III.
How to Be a Respected and Successful CHRO
APRIL 28, 2016
Do you see yourself becoming a respected and successful CHRO one day? The talent function can make a lasting impact on the whole business — and not just on people management — by guiding business leaders on the affordability of the resources needed to meet strategic objectives. How a Data-Driven Mindset Improves Business Outcomes. Most experience a 10-20% staff turnover.
Visual Storytelling for HR: Are Infographics or Data Visualizations the Keys to Success?
FEBRUARY 20, 2015
You see them everywhere. Infographics are a hot visual trend in the world of information sharing. But, while they can make complex topics easy to digest and share via social media, infographics can prevent people from really understanding important facts and gaining true insight. Sometimes when people think they may need an infographic, they actually need a data visualization.
Rising Wages: Time to Know Your Total Cost of Workforce (TCOW)
JULY 29, 2015
Frontline employees for companies conducting a substantial amount of work with Facebook are probably “liking” a recent announcement made by the social networking powerhouse. In May, Facebook announced a new set of standards for vendors and contractors with respect to employee pay and benefits. And as a recent Economist article indicates, the market is taking notice. Consider This.
To Succeed at Talent Acquisition, Go Beyond Your Applicant Tracking System
JANUARY 26, 2017
Talent acquisition is arguably the one HR area that provides the biggest advantage to a business. People are the driving force behind every organization, and hiring the right people is a critical factor for success. It’s no surprise, then, that spending on talent acquisition by U.S. organizations continues to climb. Recommended Reading: 5 Benefits of a Data-Driven Recruitment Strategy ].
Build vs. Rent: Don’t Crash on the Do-It-Yourself Iceberg for Workforce Intelligence
MAY 17, 2016
“Build vs. Rent” is a common dichotomy in technology buying, but what does it mean when applied to workforce intelligence? What should you be aware of before committing to one path or the other? But, as more and more HR organizations grow their analytics function, I’ve noticed that not all journeys are the same. Building your Workforce Intelligence Solution. Hardware purchase and maintenance.
Finding the Right HR Datafication Solution: The 5 Most Important Questions You Need To Ask
FEBRUARY 27, 2015
Remember what purchasing your first home felt like? There were so many things to consider that it was difficult to determine which factors were important and which were not. You probably also realized that this was a fairly significant commitment and you did not have much room for error. Through the analysis of this data, HR can maximize business outcomes by enabling better decisions about talent.