Data & Analytics

No one can question the importance of analytics in the business world. As the technology behind data use becomes more sophisticated, HR departments are challenged to find metrics that provide true and accurate measures of both their performance and that of the organization’s workforce as a whole. Here we examine the progress of technology surrounding data’s use and explore how companies can ensure they’re measuring the correct things.

Paycor rolled out at a new analytics package designed to make workforce analytics more accessible to HR managers. Powered by Visier, Paycor Analytics helps HR recognize patterns and identify problem areas so they can develop strategies to address issues in both the near and long terms. The company said Paycor Analytics turns workforce...
ADP announced new features for its analytics platform ADP DataCloud to improve its user experience and leverage machine learning to make better use of the workforce data the company compiles from some 30 million employees. Jack Berkowitz, ADP’s senior vice president of product development, said the enhancements are an attempt to make...
In this Point of View, Adam Rogers, co-CEO and chief technology officer at Ultimate Software, shows why unstructured data can drive game-changing use of advanced technologies. Decision makers love data. But until recently, organizations have primarily relied on structured data—highly organized data sets that are easy to analyze. Unstructured data, like emails...
Multinational employers would rather upskill their existing HR teams members to analyze workforce data and put it to use. That goal becomes increasingly realistic as more products become available to help make data and analytics accessible. According to Innovation Generation: the Big HR tech Disconnect, a report from Thomsons Online Benefits, the number...
ENGAGE Talent and PredictiveHR will jointly offer an AI-driven talent analytics platform that melds internal employee data with analytics on industries and competitors.  The companies say this is the first product to compile an organization’s internal talent data, AI-driven metrics on its talent data and people, external data on industry...
Workday gave partners a “sneak peek” of a new blockchain-powered credentialing platform at Workday Altitude, its partners and services conference. The company has also begun alpha testing the service. In a blog post, Senior Vice President Jon Ruggiero said the effort, which he didn’t name, has been driven by three factors: the...
Visier added “what if” capabilities to its Visier People solution. The features are designed to help front-line managers prepare for future recruiting and retention needs. The what if models are meant to “take the uncertainty out of the future,” said Ian Cook, the company’s vice president of people solutions. “Rather...
Visier introduced an analytics feature that provides up-to-date visibility into the state of their organization’s diversity and inclusion efforts. The SaaS solution helps identify opportunities and risks to aid HR and business leaders as they develop strategies around achieving their organization’s D&I goals. The product, called Visier People, specifically targets chief diversity officers and...
Still struggling to find talent, more than half of employers plan to revamp their talent acquisition strategy within the next two years. At the same time, a surprisingly low number use workforce analytics in their TA efforts. According to a study by Kronos, How High-performing Organizations Compete for Talent, the continually tight labor...
Recruiting relationship software provider Beamery released of Search Assist, a “Behavioral Boolean” tool customers can use to combine keywords, geographic and historical information with live behavioral data and candidate interactions into highly targeted search strings for use in their CRM database. Beamery said Search Assist is the first search tool take such an approach....