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CIPD’s HR Software Show set for analytics spotlight

The CIPD has revealed that its HR Software Show will shine the spotlight on human capital management analytics at this year’s Olympia London event on 15th and 16th June.

It says that two human resources specialists will be on hand to ensure their peers can make more intelligent – and pain-free – use of the data they already hold at their fingertips.

Linzi Omar, HR shared services manager, and Inese Teacher, senior HR systems & MI specialist from Randstad, will take to the stage to outline how to get maximum value from the metrics that HR and payroll technology can produce.

The 30 minute session – Top tips to tackle HR analytics without the headache – will take place on Wednesday 15th June from 11:15-11:45. The aim, the CIPD says, is to power more effective decision making within HR teams and beyond, to drive bottom line business outcomes.

Drawing upon their own analytics journey, Omar and Teacher will share how they first identified the need for a HR system that could deliver configurable reporting. They will show delegates how they produced some of the first reports, before highlighting how their chosen HR solution – Cascade – has enabled the continued evolution of their reporting capabilities. Finally, the seminar will close by looking at the strategic business impact of the metrics they’ve uncovered.

Omar said, “So many HR professionals still dread the perceived minefield of HR reporting and ‘big data’. But analytics isn’t going to go away – in fact it’s becoming more important than ever as the emphasis on effective measurement grows! HR teams therefore need to change their mindset and embrace the opportunities that technology brings, if they are to raise their profile and make a more strategic contribution to their organisations.”

As a result of savvier reporting, Randstad has experienced a 5% decrease in labour turnover, an 18% rise in billing performance for new starters, and a 25% uplift in L&D spending due to the team’s ability to prove the ROI that would be generated.

Teacher added, “We are very proud of the progress we have made, and the genuine passion we now have for analytics, both within our team and throughout the wider company. It’s given us a hunger that now sees us constantly embarking upon new projects that will further fuel the employee engagement, development and retention benefits of the business, not to mention our performance.

“But, armed with the right technology, organisations of any size can produce meaningful – rather than mindboggling – metrics. This is what we hope our seminar will show.”

The seminar is free to attend and delegates will be provided with a reporting ‘next steps’ pack to take away with them. Cascade – Randstad’s HR software provider – will be exhibiting nearby on Stand H150 and will be available to answer any questions, or demonstrate the technology’s reporting capabilities in more detail.

WCN will also be leading a speaker session titled:Engage: Creating more engaging and transparent relationships between brands and applicants’. WCN will share key advice from its recent run of emerging talent seminars in the US and UK. It will also receive expert input from Philip Wilson, Chief Assessor and Chief Psychologist at Civil Service Fast Stream and Carl Du Plessis, a leading resourcing and talent acquisition professional, formerly of Co-operative Bank and Royal Mail.

The interactive session will take place between 11.15 and 11.45am on Wednesday 15th June in the Recruitment Exhibition space of Olympia West, London. Delegates can also talk to WCN at stand H120 on both days (15th & 16th June). 

Vacancy Filler Recruitment Software will be showcasing both its new reporting module, called Vacancy Filler Business Intelligence, as well as its new integrated background screening functionality, at the CIPD Recruitment Show.

Reporting will also be the topic of the talk by Tony Brookes, sales director at Vacancy Filler, at the show on Wednesday 15th June at 1.30 pm entitled, “Why Marmite Lovers Are Better Employees: using your ATS to highlight and report on existing business trends.”

Brookes commented, “Using the data that companies collect during the recruitment process, we can help them to understand the unused power and potential that this data has for reporting and for identifying trends within their organisation.  This new module provides a comprehensive business intelligence capability that is ready to use straight out of the box. The Vacancy Business Intelligence software allows HR professionals and anyone involved in recruitment to engage in intelligent and intuitive reporting for the most essential part of their business – employees.   It is, in effect, self-service Business Intelligence.”

Entry to the exhibition is free but fast-track pre-registration is advised.

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