Workforce analytics solutions help HR professionals improve evidence-based practice


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Workforce analytics technology can help HR professionals improve their evidence-based practice, a new research paper from the CIPD has revealed.

The new report, titled ”Human capital analytics and reporting: exploring theory and evidence”, raises some important questions about how HR professionals understand the value of knowledge and skills, and how they use data and evidence to help drive effective decision-making.

Edward Houghton, Research Adviser – Human Capital and Metrics at the CIPD, and lead author of the CIPD study, states that now is the time for academics and leading practice experts to help HR professionals to embrace HR analytics:

‘HR analytics first emerged as a distinct practice in the HR profession about a decade ago, but the last three years have seen the practice become a real hot topic across the profession. However, the CIPD’s HR Outlook study has shown that many professionals see HR analytics as a gap in their capability and have yet to fully implement high-quality practices. This new research highlights ways in which HR analytics practice can improve; for example by engaging with academic evidence in its implementation, and looking closely at the processes and systems needed to make analytics work. We need to collect more evidence about the practical application of analytics systems, beyond the implementation of a new technology – what exactly makes an effective and efficient analytics system?’

Workforce analytics – an integral part of the Tensor WinTA.NET package

Tensor plc is a market leader in the employee management systems and workforce analytics segment. We supply an extensive range of systems designed specifically to help HR departments record accurate data regarding the employee’s activity, their performance, as well as their attendance.

Our flagship WinTA.NET integrated workforce management solution incorporates a dedicated Absence Planning and Entitlement Management feature.

Our comprehensive, yet user-friendly software comes pre-loaded with graphical calendar charts that provide a colourful way of viewing an individual’s or a department’s absence records.

Each employee can be allocated different entitlements for absence such as annual leave or allowed sickness. As absence is booked and taken, the remainder available for each entitlement is updated. Entitlement formulae are used to calculate more complex entitlements calculated on a rising scale based upon length of service.

WinTA.NET supplies the relevant managers with information on employee’s absences through warning email notifications or via hardcopy reports. After that, the system would rapidly identify missing employees that are expected to be at work and then informs you via automatic email reporting reports distributed by email.

If you’d like to find out more about the Tensor workforce management solutions, just contact our team or Book a Demo, we’ll be more than happy to answer all of your questions and queries.

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