Workforce analytics: moving from reporting to predicting

This is a very insightful blog post. As a sales operations leader I cannot stress enough how important analytics will be to addressing my resource challenges in 2015 and beyond!

IBM Center for Applied Insights

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Many organizational functions such as Marketing, Supply Chain and Finance are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their use of analytics to inform decision making and are seeing clear benefits in terms of business outcomes. With the abundance of data about people in organizations, it stands to reason that the Human Resources (HR) function could similarly benefit. Using analytics to extract and apply insights about the workforce is one of the biggest opportunities for HR, but is it an opportunity that is being realized? The IBM Smarter Workforce Institute commissioned new research to find out to what extent workforce analytics is being used today, and what unique factors enable or inhibit the application of analytics in HR.

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