Report Finds 91 Percent of Companies Aspire to Increase their Workforce Analytics Maturity Over the Next 24 Months

May 29, 2014

Visier releases its 2014 State of Workforce Analytics and Planning Survey Report

Vancouver, BC and San Jose, CA — Visier, an innovation leader in workforce analytics and planning, released today its 2014 State of Workforce Analytics and Planning Survey Report, which shares the results of a survey taken by over 300 professionals, the majority Human Resources Directors or Managers, earlier this year.

“We were excited to see that workforce analytics and planning continue to be significant areas of interest at companies today,” says Dave Weisbeck, Chief Strategy Officer, Visier. “But there is a significant gap between where HR wants to be and where they currently are. While the majority rank their companies as low in workforce analytics maturity today, their aspiration is to flip this trend over the next two years — with most becoming strategic, and very few organizations remaining reactive or ad hoc in their approach to analytics.”

Maturity Model

Source: 2014 State of Workforce Analytics and Planning Survey Report. Download a complimentary copy of the complete report here.

Other highlights of survey findings include:

Workforce Analytics

  • Spreadsheets (48%) and HRIS reports (25%) are the most commonly used tools for workforce metrics and analytics – with low satisfaction rates. Only 5% are satisfied with spreadsheets, and just 15% with HRIS reports.
  • Users with dedicated workforce analytics solutions are the most satisfied.
  • Although most plan to increase their investment in workforce analytics, there is a disconnect between budget and aspirations: 85% of those who plan to maintain their investment aspire to increase their analytics maturity.
  • 91% of respondents want to increase their organization’s analytics maturity over the next 24 months.
  • Data, process, and definitions are the most common technical barriers to workforce analytics. To learn how to overcome data cleansing barriers, read Visier’s Data Doesn’t Need to Be a Four Letter Word blog post.

Workforce Planning

  • Spreadsheets (62%) and HRIS (21%) are the most commonly used tools for workforce planning today – with low satisfaction rates. Only 7% are satisfied with spreadsheets, and just 24% with their HRIS.
  • Users of dedicated workforce planning solutions are the most satisfied.
  • 39% do not regularly perform workforce planning. For those that do, annual planning is most common.
  • 74% have a budget for workforce planning, which is most often owned by HR.
  • Data and lack of automation / repeatability of process are the most common technical barriers to planning.

About Visier
Headquartered in Vancouver, B.C. and San Jose, CA., Visier delivers workforce analytics and planning solutions in the cloud, designed to empower teams with the insights they need to better see, understand, and make decisions about their business. Visier achieves this by delivering intuitive analytics and planning solutions, built to answer key business questions, predict future events, and optimize operational efficiency. Founded by business intelligence experts—including former Business Objects chief executive officer, John Schwarz—the company’s leadership team has a proven track record of technical, operational, and strategic management success with companies such as IBM, SAP, and Oracle. With over 2 Million customer employee records in the cloud and counting, Visier is experiencing significant growth.

For more information, visit http://www.visier.com.
Media Contact:
Sarah Grant
Visier
514-436-5100
sarah(dot)grant(at)visier(dot)com

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