The use of analytics in HR is revolutionising the arena. The gathering of data and the use of this data to improve the employee experience is a well crafted and timely attempt by the industry to reduce the short-termism that is one of the hallmarks of newer generations. People aren’t staying in jobs for long and the cost of wasted training time is costing businesses dear. Analytics and their power to reduce this is giving HR a stronger voice, it is allowing HR chiefs a place at boardroom tables, as CEO’s realise the importance of nurturing talent once it has been brought into the fold.
But at the same time some believe that analytics are increasing the distance between employees and their employers. Some believe that the rise of analytics is reducing people to a number on a graph, or a picture on a profile page. Some people believe that analytics are taking the human element out of HR. But what do you think?
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Office workers spend great chunks of their lives sat at their desks in the same room. In the past this time was most likely to be spent staring at a computer screen, in a badly lit space in a chair that doesn’t engender good posture. But things are changing. More thought is being given to how office space is designed, in order to better employee wellbeing and in the process increase company productivity.
A new survey recently revealed that 72 percent of job hunters decide if they want to work for someone within 30 seconds, based on their first impression of the company’s work space. With this in mind, we want to know how you feel about your work space. Are you happy with it? Does it help you to work? Or do you simply spend all your time in the office waiting to leave.
Robert joined the HRreview editorial team in October 2015. After graduating from the University of Salford in 2009 with a BA in Politics, Robert has spent several years working in print and online journalism in Manchester and London. In the past he has been part of editorial teams at Flux Magazine, Mondo*Arc Magazine and The Marine Professional.