Key Analytics Essentials For HR Success

A few months back, I had the pleasure to be one of the resources speakers at the HR Congress. Put on my good friends at Ariva Events Management, the event was at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City, Philippines.

This HR Congress aimed to provide Industry Updates, Expert Insights, Good Practices and Experiences, and Practical Knowledge; generate thought-provoking and challenging discussions; and encourage professional networking and strategic partnership among stakeholders, if only to further the HR Agenda supportive of the organizational targets.

A primary goal was to cross-examine the major HR Trends quickly moving forward and impinging on the business in developing an effective ‘Employer of Choice’ branding. The Congress also shared how to develop employees to optimize their potentials; and build an emotionally-committed multi-generational team.

The Two-Day Event covered Six Essential Cores in People Management, each one with a tie into my favorite topic… analytics.

1. Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Overview of the business environment vis-à-vis the changing roles and functions of Human Resources in general. With so much data now available, its much easier for HR times to decide where to spend their time and focus. Without good HR analytics you might as well be fumbling around in the dark

2. Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
Overview of tools and appropriate support structures for administering HR-related information. This aims to impart knowledge and skills in managing information resources to support basic records management and people administration. A reality is that most of us are still using MS Excel to manage talent pipelines and HR data. So learning how to use more cutting edge technology is key to being successful in the Information Age.

3. Employee Selection
Methods of employee selection and concepts in forecasting and identifying competencies; an Interview Guide may be developed that will assist in spotting competencies to match people needs. There is so much competition out there right now. The supply is far outweighed when it comes to top talent. You need to turn lose your business data to help you attract, hire and retain while others deal with massive turnover and low employee engagement.

4. Performance and Rewards Management
Case studies and exercises, concepts in managing employee performance; pay and benefits Learners will be able to hone skills in performance planning, performance assessment, coaching and giving performance feedback. All this generates massive amounts of data that can be turned into valuable insights.

5. Employee Development
Skills in determining employee development needs; different training and development interventions; participants are expected to come up with an employee development plan. It is getting harder and harder to keep good people around. SO, you need to use your data and a good HR analytics solution to make sure you are giving your employees the exact opportunities they demand, before they jump ship.

6. Employee Relations and Well-Being
Equipping participants with the know-how in employee relations including basic labor laws and managing employee organizations. Employee well-being issues such as employee stress and burnout, smoking, and work-life balance will also be covered. This area is often very manual and rarely included in a good analytics solution. That doesn’t have to be the case.

SO, as you can see their in an analytics solution to just about any issue facing HR. In fact, the recruitment and retention of top talent is the biggest challenge facing just about every organization. DMAIPH is a leading expert in empowering HR & Recruitment teams with analytics techniques to optimize their talent acquisition and management processes. Contact DMAIPH now at analytics@dmaiph.com or connect with me directly to learn how to get more analytics in your HR & Recruitment process so you can rise to the top in the ever quickening demand for top talent.

You can also reach out to my key business partner, Ariva Events Management to request an in-house training featuring me as your resource speaker.

What ever you do, make sure you optimize your use of data and analytics in your HR decision-making processes. If you don’t your organization will face a much more challenging path then ones who do.

 

Let Your Data Tell You When It’s Time To Say Goodbye – Habitual Tardiness

Came across this blog post the other day and it inspired me to write about how use analytics to know when to let go of troublesome employees.

The first type I’ll blog about is ones who are habitually tardy.

“Handling employees who are constantly tardy for work is one of the difficulties of being a manager — no matter the industry. Simply firing them isn’t always the best policy when you consider the effort spent trying to hire their replacement. On the other hand, if your organization thrives on teamwork, having one team member not pulling their weight is bad for office morale.” Wise words form the blog I read.

The best way to deal with tardy employees is to look at the various data points that are generated by their behavior.  This allows you to be unbiased in your decision-making when it’s time to say goodbye. The 5 data points I suggest you focus on are:

  1. Total Down Time. What % of their shift did they miss plus what time it takes for them to get ready to work (logging in, opening systems, etc.) plus any time out of production you use to counsel them. Take this number and compare it to someone who comes in early, is ready to go when the clock starts and you never have to pull out of production to give warnings too. You will see a surprising difference of how much less time habitually late employees are contributing for the same pay
  2. Distance To Work. Look at how far they have to travel every day to get to the office. I am betting its further than most. There is generally a strong correlation between schedule adherence and distance to work. Not always, but a high % of the time.
  3. Difficulty of Commute. Look at the commute they have every day. How much time do they spend in traffic? Do they have to switch transportation modes? Is their route full of unpredictable impediments? It’s likely that challenges in their commute also have something to do with their consistent tardiness.
  4. Quality Scores. Again, as a general rule, employees who have trouble getting to work on time also have lower than average quality scores.
  5. Primary Production Metrics. Likewise, you generally see lower production metrics from employees who don’t start their shift ready to go.

“When simply walking by their desk to acknowledge a late arrival doesn’t stop the issue, it is probably time for a one-on-one meeting with a frank discussion.” Use this one-on-one time to review these metrics. Share with the employee some insights into why they might be late so often as well as how it effects the business.

It’s my experience that when you show them the data, it generally has a much more profound impact then just talking about things in a general sense. The power of your total down time is the highest on the team. You have the longest and most challenging commute. Your QA scores and production metrics are in the bottom 25% of the entire team. All of these can either be more motivating to the employee or they can provide a good reality check.

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“Being proactive as a manager while showing you understand and even relate to their personal situation might enhance that employee’s performance over the long haul. It is vital you take the steps to get to the bottom of the issue before contemplating further discipline.” Using these data points in your verbal, written and final warnings add much more weight to your counseling. And when/if they finally hit the 3rd strike, you have a lot more data-based rationale behind your final decision. See the original article here:

How long until You Give Up on an Employee Who Keeps Showing Up Late?

If you need help in coming up with a way to build more analytics in your schedule adherence and discipline process, just let me know. I am happy to help.

HR & Recruitment Analytics – The recruitment and retention of top talent is the biggest challenge facing just about every organization. DMAIPH is a leading expert in empowering HR & Recruitment teams with analytics techniques to optimize their talent acquisition and management processes.  Contact DMAIPH now at analytics@dmaiph.com or connect with me directly to learn how to get more analytics in your HR & Recruitment process so you can rise to the top in the ever quickening demand for top talent.