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What does your business know about your people?

HR Intelligence
What does your business know about your people?
·         Skills
·         Expertise
·         Qualities
·         Competencies
Ngoni Munetsi, who heads up the Accsys People Management Partners Division shared his thoughts on this with me.

It seems to me that our systems have become data-led instead of information-led.

He asks “How are we leveraging the data we have about our people to create competitive advantage?”


“ Strategic information management is a basic fundamental of Strategic HR yet we continue to function as Data capturers…not as HR Strategists.

We capture biographical data about employees, but then what?
 HR Intelligence is all about making forward looking decisions through capitalising your HR Information depositories. 

How can you make what you know about your people count and contribute to organisational goals? How can it create Learning Organisations?  These are the key fundamental questions we should be asking ourselves.” 

Yes, all the data enables us to run EE reports WSPs. However, he thinks information and analytics on current employees’ attitudes, behaviours, personality, career development, and job performance is what differentiates your organisation from the next one.

You do not only need information about how many people you have, where and when you have them, but you also need to know what new talent you have to  hire, who is worth retaining and whom you need to let go.

This can only be achieved through HR Intelligence; the application of BI Tools in People Management. We can call it People Analytics.

People Analytics form the basis of your decisions about succession planning, leadership development and they reveal whether the skills within your organisation have the flexibility competencies that enable change.

Ngoni believes that HR professionals should embrace HR technology. They should become people analysts. Some offices are still paper driven; processes are transactional and not strategic, plain data is stored with no utility.

“We need to move forward and become strategists through the application of people analytics.”

Links, References and Notes

Accsys provides people management solutions ie Payroll, Human Resources (HR), Time and Attendance as well as Access Control/Visitor Management.

The company develops, implements, trains and services our solutions.  We provide readers, turnstiles, booms and CCTV.
We run both on premise and in the cloud, as well as mobile options for ESS.  Recruitment, online education and Outsourcing are part of our offering, too.


http://www.accsys.co.za/accsys-peopleplace-talent-management

email:      tschroenn@accsys.co.za
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