This IDC study lays out the dimensions and actions inherent in the successful HR organization's journey toward effective deployment of workforce analytics. Understanding the options and then taking steps to grow in maturity requires changes in HR process and in traditional HR culture — starting with developing deeper business acumen.
"Barriers to workforce analytics success have historically been numerous and difficult to overcome. Many HR functions lack the requisite skills to implement and deliver even rudimentary analytics," says Lisa Rowan, research vice president, HR, Talent, and Learning Strategies for IDC. "Overcoming barriers allows HR to monitor workforce data more regularly and with broader context and therefore identify risks and opportunities in key workforce dimensions."