PRO Unlimited’s VP of Strategy, Analytics and Metrics Dustin Burgess was recently asked by CXOUSA magazine to share his thoughts on the importance of harnessing the power of contingent workforce management data in the battle for talent.
Dustin begins by saying that while companies may have access to more data than ever before, their ability to extract meaningful business insights is not keeping pace with the availability of the data. According to a 2016 survey of more than 2,000 managers conducted by MIT Sloan Management Review and SAS Institute, the competitive advantage with analytics is waning. The percentage of companies that report obtaining a competitive advantage with analytics has declined from 68% in 2012 to 52% in 2015.
HR executives are feeling this pain in very acute ways, as the war for talent has made successful talent acquisition strategies a business-critical component. Achieving a competitive advantage through actionable insights into data has become the “holy grail” for these talent-starved enterprises. It is more important than ever for these managers to access the kind of talent that will allow them to drive value from the data, in the form of new solutions and actionable plans.
Within the world of Human Resources and Talent Acquisition, one of the most data-rich landscapes is that of the contingent workforce. Companies are employing contingent labor across the globe, in a variety of different work arrangements. A savvy HR executive will want to harness this information to help them make key decisions about where, when, who, and how to employ their workers. Ground-breaking innovations in contingent workforce management continue to shape the industry, and mastering the ability to stay abreast of, or even ahead of peers in this space can mean the difference between success and failure.
If you or a member of your team would benefit from a further discussion on how PRO is helping companies implement winning contingent workforce management programs and data analytics globally, please contact a PRO representative at 800.291.1099 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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