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Leaders Need Talent Analytics and Insights

We believe Gartner’s research shows only enterprises equipped with talent data and insights will meet the fast-paced demands of digital business and the next-generation workforce

2020 has been unprecedented in the amount of change and uncertainty that businesses, and employees face. This change has accelerated what we once called “The Future of Work” into our daily reality, but most organizations are underprepared. Today, the focus of many leaders is on supporting business recovery and growth, and ensuring they have the best interests of their employees in mind. They face a number of challenges. They must lead organizational change and promote new ways of working in their teams. They must also prepare for the significant transformation in a large number of different jobs and roles.

Talent analytics is the only way leading organizations will be able to navigate these challenges. Leaders from any functional area can play a key role in improving the quality of talent analytics in their organization. Through talent analytics, they will be equipped to increase organizational agility and the organization's ability to adapt to changing demographics, business models, customer or constituent expectations, and market conditions.

Read more of Gartner’s report to understand how talent analytics can bring value to an organization.

Included in this report:

  • Make the right talent investments by measuring the relationship between talent metrics and business outcomes.
  • Detect and address talent challenges by monitoring and tracking workforce metrics, and mapping out worker knowledge, skills and competencies.
  • Lead change and prioritize initiatives to improve employee engagement by listening to the voice of the employee.
  • Improve team D&I by measuring diversity in recruiting, promotions and retention, as well as by tracking worker attitudes around inclusion.

Figure 1. Primary Focus Areas of Talent Analytics

Leaders Need Talent Analytics and Insights to Drive Change and Improve Organizational Performance, Helen Poitevin, 8 January 2020.
Leaders Need Talent Analytics and Insights to Drive Change and Improve Organizational Performance, Helen Poitevin, 8 January 2020.

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