TLNT: how talent analytics are like windshield wipers.

January 20, 2018 Jason Roberts

It doesn’t matter how fast your car can drive; if it’s not equipped with windshield wipers, you’ll have to stop every time it rains. Jason Roberts, global head of technology and analytics for Randstad Sourceright, draws a compelling analogy to illustrate the importance of talent analytics to business strategy. Visibility is the key to staying on track and helping you speed past the competition.

Roberts explains that traditional metrics can tell you where you’ve been, but predictive analytics are the most valuable in understanding what lies ahead. Find out how data from your applicant tracking system (ATS), candidate relationship management (CRM) platform, vendor management system (VMS) and human resources information system (HRIS) can provide the information you need to make smarter talent decisions.

“When equipped with the right analytics tools, companies can see through the mist and know what’s coming towards them based on their own data,” says Roberts. “Analytics serve as the windshield wipers, providing the visibility to see all the turns in the road and revealing a clear path forward.”

Read Jason’s article to see how the right data can fuel your success as a talent leader, then be sure to check out trend ten in our 2018 Talent Trends Report to learn why employers around the globe are investing in the insights analytics deliver.

About the Author

Jason Roberts

Jason is a leading authority on HR analytics and systems with more than 15 years of experience using big data to drive recruitment strategies for Fortune 500 companies. Using data to drive business strategy and outcomes, Jason has led Randstad Sourceright to provide clients unparalleled insights into their operations.

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