Visier Leverages Expanding View of People Analytics

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Visier sees the employer’s view of people analytics as expanding from a specialized discipline within HR to a pervasive data strategy where workforce insights inform virtually every one of a company’s people-related decisions and workflows.

Since October’s HR Technology Conference, Visier has pursued the idea of Systemic HR, which connects separate silos of specialized HR functions as well as the silos that essentially separate HR from the business itself. Josh Bersin’s recently released research on Systemic HR says the approach allows HR teams to operate in a coordinated, problem-solving way rather than pursue the “HR as a service center” model of the 1980s.

By connecting and unifying data within disparate systems, employers can get a better sense of the workforce’s impact of people on business and vice versa. “Every problem we need to solve in HR is interconnected,” Bersin said at HR Tech.

Asking for Data in English

Visier’s generative AI digital assistant Vee, which was previewed during the conference and is an option within Visier People products, allows users to access workforce-related data through a natural language interface. Visier expected Vee to be generally available by the end of December. As of October, nearly 100 customers had adopted it, the company said. Visier partners are also able to embed Vee into their own products.  

Visier has also widened its vision to include workforce planning and compensation planning solutions. At HR Tech the company announced its entry into total rewards category with a new Compensation Benchmark data offering that offers current compensation data sourced from live data points. The product is available either standalone or as part of Visier’s Smart Compensation solution.

“After 13 years building the people analytics category, we’re seeing major inflection points driving substantial growth in demand on multiple fronts,” said Visier co-founder and CEO Ryan Wong. “We’re also seeing the people analytics category shift from a fairly narrow and specialized HR concern to what can only be described as core intelligence for the business writ large.”

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