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Visier People® Position Management

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Application descriptions


Visier People® Position Management helps organizations answer all their important questions about positions and vacancies.

Our comprehensive offering empowers you to effectively understand position churn, compare design to actual organizational structure, identify employee groups with the most vacancies, and assess the consequences on costs and productivity.

Leverage extensive best practice content and insights. Filter our out-of-the-box content to sub-populations or specific time periods, or use them as a starting point to create your own visualizations and insights unique to your needs.

Visier People® Essentials is required as a prerequisite to purchasing Position Management.

What value is delivered?

Visier People Position Management is designed to enable an organization to analyze positions and vacancies. The unique problems solved by Visier People Position Management are listed below:

  • Optimize Organization’s Position Structure: Provides a comprehensive overview of headcount or full-time equivalent (FTE) positions within the organization and whether or not an employee is currently occupying it. This enables organizations to gain insights into trends and patterns within the current organizational structure, allowing them to identify and analyze churn in positions, roles, or locations that are most affected and require further investigation. Additionally, they can compare the designed organizational structure to the actual structure and assess the potential consequences on efficiency and productivity.

    Why is it important? An optimized position structure ensures that resources, including personnel and budget, are allocated effectively. By aligning positions with the organization's strategic goals and objectives, organizations can allocate resources to the areas and roles that drive the most value. This improves operational efficiency, minimizes waste, and maximizes the return on investment.

  • Assess Consequences of Vacancies: Provides insights into the existing vacant positions throughout the organization, including their ratio, duration, trends, and the resulting impact on productivity. This enables organizations to establish a baseline and define expectations for the hiring team regarding the time to fill. Moreover, it helps identify business units, locations, or roles most affected by vacancies, allowing organizations to determine the root causes and quantify lost productivity. These insights enable the development of effective mitigation strategies.

    Why is it important? Vacancies are disruptive to the normal flow of work and operations within an organization. Assessing the consequences of vacancies helps identify the impact on productivity and overall operational continuity. Understanding the consequences allows companies to proactively address the gaps and minimize any negative effects on daily operations.

  • Measure Cost Impact of Unfunded Positions: Provides insight into the total cost impact of overhiring and unfunded positions and vacancies. It enables organizations to measure the consequences on budget, determine the cost to fill, and analyze the legitimate business reasons behind these additions.

    Why is it important? Identifying unfunded positions helps organizations gain visibility into potential expenses that are not currently accounted for in the budget. By identifying these positions, organizations can accurately assess their financial obligations and plan their budgets more effectively. It allows for better control over expenditures and ensures that financial resources are allocated appropriately.

What do I get with Visier People® Position Management and what do I need to provide?

With Visier People Position Management, you can access:

  • 35+ metrics

  • 15+ questions

  • 5+ stories & dashboards

  • And build unlimited content

To unlock the full potential of Visier People Position Management, we recommend providing the following data for each position: IDs of the position, employee, organization, cost center, start and end dates, whether the position is critical, funded, unionized and active, targeted salary, location, and job name.

What does this enable? This information will be used to calculate the number of positions and vacancies during a time period, the vacancy rate and duration, and whether they are active or not. This data can be grouped by position hierarchy or any employee dimension. It helps you answer questions such as:

  • How many positions were added or removed recently?

  • Which positions undergo the most churn?

  • Do any managers have different spans of control than intended?

  • How many positions have no funding?

  • How many vacant positions are there currently?

  • How have vacant positions trended over time?

  • How long does it take to fill a vacancy?

  • Which roles have the most vacancies?

  • How much will it cost to fill current vacant positions?

  • What is the difference between target and actual position costs?

  • How many working days have been lost due to vacant positions?

For more information, please refer to the following documents:

  • Data Dictionary: Provides comprehensive information about the data elements.

  • Application Definitions: Provides an extensive list of metrics, dimensions, content, and guidebooks that will be lit up once we have loaded these data elements.