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Big Data and Your HR Training & Development Should Be Best Friends

Big data means big business in today’s highly competitive job market. If you’re not making use of your information, you could be missing out. Industry experts claim that integrating big data with your HR training and develpment system can help leverage employee data to improve operational performance, identify new recruits and increase return on investment in human capital.

 

Here are a few reasons you should integrate big data into your own systems.
Better Workforce Planning

One of the key benefits of an HR training and development system which puts data analytics to good use is better alignment between business needs and the resources provided by the HR team. Big data can help identify trends and patterns of employee movement which helps forecast future needs in terms of headcount and even specific skill sets. Data analytics are helpful because they allow your HR system to make sense of the vast amounts of information that is already being collected. As an individual user, it can be difficult to look at the unique data points, such as who was hired when, what their skills are, when they were promoted, and so on, such that accurate predictions for future need can be made. But with the proper algorithms in place, your HR system can provide insight into the big picture in surprisingly helpful ways.

Strategic Talent Management

With the war for talent ongoing and the skills gap a very real concern for many companies, businesses need to take a strategic approach to their talent management. This can be a costly endeavor, which is why you should put your data to work for you. The name of the game is recruit, retain and recognize the best talent in the industry to achieve the results that help your company stand out from the crowd. By taking a strategic approach to managing current staffing levels and planning for future needs with the help of the analytics provided by big data, HR can identify the critical staffing needs that require adjustments to recruiting and training initiatives. This is a highly proactive process, but in the long run it provides a clear road map to save money and meet your goals.

Achieving Higher ROI

Businesses are constantly looking for ways to work smarter, not harder. And Big Data is exactly the right tool for the job. In the case of HR, there is constant pressure to do more with less, and making the decisions that will result in higher employee performance and reduced costs. That performance data is becoming increasingly more important in how C-level leadership is looking at return on HR investments. That pressure requires an appropriate response and companies are finding that turning to the smart analytical systems and their own data to solve problems quicker and more efficiently than individual employees can on their own. It’s the integration of the big data tools and the insight of HR professionals that creates the combined data and business mindset needed.

For more insight into how big data and other industry trends can impact your business, reach out to Clarity Consultants today.