Source | business.linkedin.com | Samantha McLaren
A recent report from Deloitte found that 71% of companies view people analytics — the practice of collecting, cleaning, and interpreting data about employees to make better business decisions — as a high priority at their organization. Despite this, just 9% say they have a good understanding of the talent dimensions that drive performance, and only 8% say they have any usable data in the first place.
To help bridge the gap between interest and adoption, Josh Bersin, founder of Bersin, Deloitte Consulting LLP, recently partnered with LinkedIn Learning to create a crash course in people analytics. In an era when companies have more access to data than ever before, taking this data-driven approach can help companies unlock key insights into their workforce and hiring strategy that can lead to powerful change.
“People analytics,” Josh says, “allows organizations to understand the way they operate, improve productivity and performance, reduce turnover, and really make work better for people.” And now may be the perfect time to propose that your company follow the lead of other successful businesses and take on a project using people analytics.
Here are Josh’s tips to help you move forward with people analytics at your organization, to get key stakeholders on board, and to drive the benefits that analytics make possible.