Why Visier

Visier research program

Advancing people analytics together

Visier’s research team is looking for innovation partners to advance people analytics, operations research, diversity and inclusion, economics, and data science. With the Visier research program, qualified academics, partners, and customers can gain access to our unique dataset to find trends in workplaces and the economy.

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Research publications

For every research project, we reserve the right to create industry publications to further communicate the findings of the research collaboration. One example of such output is our most recent research into the rehire, or ‘boomerang employee’ trend.

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Example: Boomerang Employees Make a Comeback

The Promise (and Risk) of Boomerang Employees

Our newest Harvard Business Review publication represents the value of data, data-science and scientific rigour for HR.

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Interested in working with us?

For inquiries about how to conduct research on our dataset, please email us at research@visier.com

Anton Smessaert
Anton Smessaert, PhD
Head of Data Science & Engineering

Dr. Anton Smessaert is the Head of Data Science & Engineering at Visier. Anton holds a PhD in Computational Physics and a German Physics degree with specialization in Machine Learning. His responsibilities in his role at Visier include innovation in advanced statistical techniques, technologies, and products based on Visier’s unique datasets. He also leads joint research programs with academic partners at institutions in North America and Europe.

Andrea Derler
Andrea Derler, PhD
Principal, Research & Value

Dr. Andrea Derler is the Principal of Research and Value and leads data-science powered research publications efforts at Visier. Andrea holds a PhD in Economics (Leadership & Organizations), and a Masters degree in Philosophy from European universities. She has a background as a human science researcher, human capital analyst, and consultant and works with researchers and practitioners to provide practice oriented insights to HR and business leaders.