2013 Survey Report—The State of Workforce Analytics and Planning: Practices, Preferences & Plans
Fisher Vista (HRmarketer), surveyed over 400 U.S.-based employers regarding their workforce analytics & planning practices, preferences and future plans.
Workforce analytics and workforce planning remain contentious topics in many organizations. Dissatisfaction rates are at high levels, yet a clear need exists to invest and improve the use of data to move the HR function to one, where decisions and guidance on the most critical asset in the organization—people—are made with less intuition and more facts.
Download the full report and discover the 2013 Survey Results, including:
More than 37% of companies still do not have a system in place to manage and report metrics on their workforce
Spreadsheets continue to be the most widely used "system" to manage and report workforce metrics at 37%—despite their inherent shortcomings and pitfalls
Dedicated workforce analytics solutions had 85% satisfaction rates, while spreadsheets, similar to the 2012 survey findings, had the highest reported levels of dissatisfaction with 59% reporting being dissatisfied
31% continue to say they would benefit from easier-to-use analytics tools; 31% felt they would benefit from an improved ability to interpret and present workforce data, as compared to 23% in 2012
Over 52% of participants will increase their investment in workforce analytics within next 12 months, as compared to 36% in 2012