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It’s About More Than HR: Analytics Learnings from Tom Davenport and Dr. John Sullivan

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The Top 10 Strategic HR and TA Metrics That CEOs Want to See

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Unfortunately, most of those who create metrics in HR and recruiting don’t really understand the strategic mindset of CEOs. And, as a result, the metrics that are reported to CEOs and the executive committee result in no positive action being taken.

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The Rise of the People Strategy Platform

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“Now, more than ever, the corporate strategy for large companies hinges on the people strategy.”. This was a key takeaway from a summit of HR leaders and Boston Consulting Group (BCG) experts, who met to discuss the future of HR and the trends shaping it.

The Eight Step Model for Purposeful HR Analytics

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Jonathan Ferrar is a respected consultant, speaker, and author in HR strategy, workforce analytics, and the Future of Work.

Turbocharge Your Talent with Real-time Feedback & Drive Tangible Results

Download the eBook “Real-time Feedback, Tangible Results” to learn 8 awesome tips designed to help you tap into the power of “anytime/anywhere feedback” and the benefits it can bring to your organization.

Futureproof Your Organization with These 8 Manager Effectiveness Metrics

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Editor’s note: The organization of the future will be more agile and flexible, requiring a new team structure to support these characteristics. As such, the role of manager will evolve into two distinct types: administrative and mission.

Make HR Analytics a Priority, But See the Bigger Picture

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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.

Why Great HR Strategy Shouldn’t Be About Making HR Better

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(Editor’s note: Our annual user conference, Visier Outsmart, is underway so expect some future content summarizing all the great insights shared at the event.

Why Hiring More HR Analysts Won’t Improve Your Analytics Function

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Great HR leaders excel at finding untapped potential in their people, increasing their efficiency, and maximizing their contribution to the company’s strategic objectives and financial performance. One area where CHROs are focusing on unlocking more value is within their HR analytics function.

Managing Your Hiring Managers for Successful Recruiting

Are your hiring managers checked out in the recruiting process? Wish you could get them more involved and improve communication? Register for Newton’s upcoming webinar and learn a step by step action plan to keep them actively engaged in recruiting.

A New Workforce Planning Model: Why Position Management Is Flawed

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Given that people costs make up the largest chunk of the operating expenses for a typical organization, getting the workforce plan right is fundamental to good corporate fiscal health.

How Can Strategic HR Keep Up With The Future of Work?

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The evolving work ecosystem demands that leaders consider applying new work arrangements, but are those arrangements associated with HR’s role as a strategic partner? A unique survey of U.S. HR leaders shows how HR’s strategic activities associate with using new work arrangements.

Analytics Must Be HR’s Top Priority To Be Strategic

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What could be more important than realizing that the world of HR is on the edge of a dramatic shift that will literally change the entire focus of HR?

HR from the Outside In: Learnings from Dave Ulrich, Father of Modern HR

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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.

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Put Your Employee Engagement Data to Work in 5 Steps

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Editor’s note: Engagement surveys are a mainstay in the arsenal of HR tactics.

The Path To Creating A High-Performing Resilient Organization

Leaders who practice 'active listening' across the organization will tap into a wealth of actionable insight that would otherwise be difficult to access. Enabling and encouraging people to communicate inclusively and transparently helps to cultivate a 'listening culture'.

How to Measure Learning and Development’s Business Impact

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Measuring the effectiveness of learning and development on business results is a challenge learning leaders have yet to overcome.

Ageism in Tech: A Septuagenarian Speaks Out

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As a 72-year old Tech sector employee, I am a rare breed. And, even though I am past the average age of retirement , I love my work and am particularly sensitive to the idea that someone could lose the opportunity to work, simply because of their age. The Tech Sage Age.

The Disconnect Between People and Business Strategy

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It goes without saying that successful HR functions are strategic: they play a vocal role in critical business decisions and directly manage or impact a majority of most companies’ expenses.

How To Reduce Employee Turnover with Workforce Analytics

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With voluntary resignations at an all-time high and unemployment rates historically low, employee retention is a key objective for most HR organizations, and employee turnover is the single most prevalent HR metric. However, knowing your turnover rate does little to support strategic business plans.

The definitive guide to choosing the right applicant tracking system

Choosing an applicant tracking system should be exciting, not confusing. We've developed a quick guide to everything you should look for while going through your selection process, to free you from the stress often associated with choosing a new ATS.

Fact or hype: Do predictive workforce analytics actually work?

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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.

The Value of HR Analytics: Why Every Company Should Be A Quantified Organization

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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.

The Employee Engagement Hoax? What Every HR Professional Needs to Know

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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. 1 issue last year)” in 2015.

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Why Data is the Key to Strategic HR Decisions

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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.

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Breaking Down 2017 Labor Law Complexities

Workplace employment issues continue to make news as state and local governments propose labor law legislation at a frenzied pace. This free e-guide analyzes years of labor law posting data to provide you with a look at the complexity of labor law compliance for businesses of all sizes.

Why HR Needs Data-Driven Workforce Planning to Avoid Talent Shortfalls

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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.

Ready for a Brilliant New Year in HR? Read the Top Five Articles from the Workforce Intelligence Blog

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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.

Fact or Hype: Validating Predictive People Analytics and Machine Learning

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The 2016 Conference Board Survey of CEOs found that “Human Capital” is the CEOs number one global business challenge – for the fourth year in a row. For many HR professionals, this doesn’t come as a surprise.

Four Common Tech Ageism Myths Debunked With Data

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It’s been called the tech industry’s “ silent career killer.” Between 2008 and 2015, it was the subject of 226 official complaints filed against Silicon Valley’s biggest tech companies. And some experienced workers are even having plastic surgery to hide it.

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Getting the Org Chart to Deliver Your Strategy (Hint: No Restructuring Involved)

Driving your strategy isn't a matter of moving your org chart around (i.e. restructuring); it involves shifting the way your employees and leaders think and collaborate—so you can harness the power of a startling and dramatic new way of doing business.

How to Lead and Engage Millennials in the Workplace

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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?”

10 Reasons To Shift To A Data-Driven High Business Impact HR Model

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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.

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Top 5 HR Analytics Articles: Fall 2016 Edition

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At the recent HR Technology Conference , sessions on data-driven HR were standing room only.

Succession Planning Success: The Golden Rules for Future-Proofing Your Business

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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.

7 Steps to Attract and Engage More Candidates

Want to improve the candidate experience of your job application and drive more candidates to apply? This guide covers: presentation of your careers page and jobs, length and complexity of your online application, application technology, and candidate acknowledgement.

It’s Time For HR to Be Bold with Analytics

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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.

3 Mistakes To Avoid When Starting an HR Analytics Function

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HR leaders recognize that they should be using analytics to support decision making. However, how to do so is often a bit of a mystery.

Why We Will All Love the New HR

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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.

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5 Benefits of a Data-Driven Recruitment Strategy

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The latest JOLTS (Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey) came out earlier this month and as the graph below shows, there continues to be more job openings than hires being made.

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Guide to Lean Hiring

It's undeniable: over the years, hiring processes have become more complex. In many ways, this shouldn't come as a surprise. After all, the work that most of us do has become more sophisticated But does complexity really lead to better, faster hires? Of course not. In fact, many smart organizations have started a trend, a return to simplicity, that allows them to compete for talent more efficiently. This trend is called lean hiring. Download the Guide to Lean Hiring and develop a systematic approach to recruiting that increases productivity while eliminating waste.