Talent Analytics

How HR can leverage analytics to inform talent and business decisions

More data isn’t equating to more actionable insights

The volume of data and metrics available for HR to report on has increased exponentially. In addition, 70% of organizations expect to increase the resources they dedicate to talent analytics in the coming years. However, most companies are not realizing the value from their analytics investments, with only 21% of HR leaders believing their organizations are effective at using talent data to inform business decisions. 

I think with the advent of AI and associated skills like security, machine learning, deep learning, there is increasing need for companies to get their talent strategy right. And so, there is this strong need for us to get our talent analytics, our intelligence accurate.

Ram Vadivelu

Senior Director, Human Resources, Qualcomm

Embed talent analytics into decision-making processes

The best HR leaders focus their talent analytics investments on delivery — not just data — and do so in a scalable way to reach as many decision makers as possible. The key lies in embedding analysis and recommendations into the decision-making processes and workflows of the organization. This approach allows talent analytics to deliver value in a way that fits how executives naturally advance the business.

Insights you can use

Gartner helps HR leaders transform their talent analytics strategies to fully take advantage of today’s data-rich business environments and impact the decisions (and outcomes) leaders and employees make each day. 

Ensure analytics are actionable, credible and accessible

At Gartner ReimagineHR Conference, we gathered panelists from Marriott and TIAA to share key insights on pushing talent analytics to the forefront of the business. With the goal of increasing demand for and use of talent analytics, the panelists detailed three key actions to take. 

Use external data insights to drive better decisions

For HR to evolve as a strategic business partner and take a more transformational role in human capital management, HR leaders need to harness the power of data-driven insights. Discover how to build an analytics-driven talent strategy that turns data into actionable insights.

Improve the impact of talent analytics insights through data visualization

Visualizing data in an easy-to-understand and compelling way is critical. Doing so ensures stakeholders understand the insights shared and know how to act on them. Use these visualization techniques to improve the impact of talent analytics insights.

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Gartner ReimagineHR Conference exceeded my expectations. The sessions were informative and powerful. Concepts I’m looking forward to bringing back to my organization to drive business results.

Heather Kuzon

Head of Talent Management, Rich Products
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