Making The Case For Workforce Analytics To Transform Employee Engagement

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For decades, Chief Human Resources Officers (CHROs) have automated processes in a bid to improve employee performance.

However, they continue to search for better ways to motivate employees simply because employee engagement and organisational success is so interlinked. It’s no surprise, then, that the need to align their teams to organisational goals and be counted as a strategic advisor to the management continue to be some of the long-standing struggles of CHROs. 

In their effort to overcome these struggles, CHROs are willing to explore new technology for improved efficiencies. 

Per the findings of a recent Greyhound Research study titled Emerging Markets CHRO Priorities 2016, more than 73% CHROs in the Asia Pacific Japan (APJ) region are keen to use newer technology over the next 12 months. The study also confirms that more than 65% CHROs in APJ are keen to use Systems of Insight to help refine their approach to employee engagement.

Greyhound Research believes that while a positive intent to adopt Systems of Insight is reassuring, HR teams often run into questions like:

  • How to define and capture data points that reflect employee engagement?
  • How to marry new data with data from existing applications like Human Resources Management Software (HRMS), Learning Management System (LMS), Performance Management System (PMS)? and
  • What metrics to report to the management to help prove improved employee engagement?

“Here are three ways to make this work: Ask Questions Relevant To The Organisational Goals and Objectives; Integrate Data Sources from Existing Apps like HRMS, LMS, and PMS; and Identify Experts Who Understand HR, Your Organisational Goals and Analytics,” said Anshoo Nandwaani, Vice President and Principal Analyst at Greyhound Research.

Greyhound Research believes Systems of Insight can help CHROs overcome their long standing battle of assuming the position of a strategic advisor.

How Can CHROs Make The Right Choice For Their Organisations?

To know more about how CHROs can align their teams to organisational goals and be counted as a strategic advisor to the management, read our freemium Greyhound Sprint Report titled, The Insight-Led Approach To Talent Processes – Points To Ponder for CHROs.

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