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Must-Read HR Analytics Articles for a Successful 2017

HR leaders hit the gas on their adoption of HR analytics in 2016 — and there are no signs of slowing down heading into 2017!

Bersin by Deloitte’s Predictions for 2017 report sees people analytics “[moving] from a niche group in HR to an important operational business function.” In selecting our top HR analytics articles of 2016, we looked at page views and social shares, and the data corroborated Bersin’s prediction.

It seems HR practitioners and leaders are no longer thinking just about how workforce analytics will improve HR processes and decision-making, but also how analytics can further impact business-wide objectives and outcomes.

With this in mind, I hope this roundup of our top HR analytics articles from 2016 will inspire you to use a data-driven mindset to make bigger and better contributions to your organization’s bottom line:

Analytics Must Be HR’s Top Priority To Be Strategic

Dr. John Sullivan explains why HR can’t afford to lag behind the business and provides advice on making the transition easier. Dr. Sullivan, an internationally known HR thought-leader from the Silicon Valley, cites various studies in this must-read article that will help HR practitioners that are still deciding whether to invest in analytics, and those who have made the leap and are now charting their strategic course.

HR Analytics — The GPS Of True HR Transformation

Thought leader Mark Berry, VP of HR at CGB Enterprises, discusses how the idea of HR transformation has evolved and why leveraging analytics is key to a successful change effort. Berry was named as one of nine “HR Trendsetters” in the January 2015 issue of HR magazine for his work in workforce analytics and planning.

Navigating New Overtime Rules and Changes with HR Analytics

The Department of Labor changes to overtime salary rules — and the subsequent eleventh hour injunction that put a hold on the effective date of these rules — reminded everyone that regulatory shocks can come at anytime. Ian Cook explains why a scientific approach is crucial to becoming — and staying — compliant with regulations at a moment’s notice.

Why HR Needs Data-Driven Workforce Planning to Avoid Talent Shortfalls

Whether it was Brexit or Trump’s election win, 2016 was filled with surprises. However, JOLTS data continues to show that while job openings are increasing, unemployment rates are declining. If there’s one thing you should read, it’s this article by Dave Weisbeck on how to avoid talent shortfalls at your organization in 2017.

5 Benefits of Data-Driven Recruitment

In a recent study, 71% of hiring managers said that to increase the quality of people they hire, HR needs to improve its recruiting process. Ian Cook reveals why 5 ways a data-driven mindset benefits Talent Acquisition and improves the recruitment process.

About the author: Karra Barron

Karra Barron is Visier's Sr. Content Marketing Manager and has over a decade of experience using storytelling to move people into action. At Visier, she is responsible for developing a wide range of thought leadership resources that educate and inspire business users to become data-driven leaders.

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