Talent Analytics

Transform HR’s business impact with HR metrics and analytics

HR chasing the analytics dream

Over the last 30 years 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 12% of organizations currently using talent data to effectively inform business decisions.

Four ways to drive business value

Leading HR executives make four types of investments to increase the business value of talent analytics. First, they invest in strategy to align the vision of talent analytics with internal clients' needs. Next, they invest in execution by sourcing and practicing the use of analytics to solve critical business challenges. They invest in analytics application skills and HR's technological capacity. And finally, they invest in infrastructure by building effective relationships with HR partners, business leaders and vendors.

The payoff for investing in analytics

Just 15% of business leaders have changed a decision in the past year as a result of HR data. However, HR can boost gross profit margins by 4% and drive talent outcomes by up to 23% by improving analytic impact — the extent to which talent analytics improves decisions and provides actionable support to key stakeholders.

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Learning analytics

The best learning and development (L&D) functions deploy data management, analytics and reporting capabilities to: 

  • Measure the effectiveness of, and ROI on, all learning programs 
  • Adjust L&D programs and optimize L&D investments 
  • Communicate business impact to stakeholders

By precisely assessing and reallocating programs in their learning portfolio, these L&D teams not only elevate their impact but also secure the credibility of the function as a key contributor to the business. 

HR’s role to digitalization

Companies are struggling to transform their businesses to meet the urgent call of digitalization. 67% percent of leaders believe their businesses must become significantly more digital to be competitive, but often digitalization strategies may be too underdeveloped or siloed to be truly transformative.

Decision-Making Tools

White Paper:
From Workforce Reporting to Impactful Talent Analytics

Why some investments in HR data and analytics sophistication fail, and what to do about it.

Transforming HR’s Impact on the Business

The best ways to overcome the three key challenges that HR faces in improving analytic impact.

Use Talent Analytics to Hire Hyper-Specialized Talent

Understand the labor market, including supply / demand of skills, location, competition, and cost data, to make better decisions.

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    Gartner’s Talent Analytics Experts

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    Group Vice President,
    Gartner Research

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    Principal Executive Advisor

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