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Using Your Data Skills To Get Ahead In HR

April 14, 2020

Being able to manage and interpret data is at the forefront of many new technologies that are used across a wide variety of industries, but a lot of essential employees are seriously lacking in their data skills. Read on to learn how building your data skills can give you a leg up on the competition in the human resources industry. 

How Data Is Used In HR

Machine learning is transforming the workplace for many HR professionals. Throughout the process of hiring new employees and tracking employee performance, an HR team gathers a lot of data. When captured correctly, this data can be used in a lot of ways. Predictive analytics can be used to keep track of things like employee turnover rate, job engagement, and labor market trends, and make predictions about what will happen in the future and how you can prepare. Unless someone is able to harness this data, it simply takes up space and doesn't go to any use. 

When this data gets used properly, you can make accurate predictions about prospective and current employees. You can learn more about why employees leave, improving retention. You can measure the effectiveness of your training, make better hiring decisions, and recognize who your most valuable employees are. Data can help give you a clearer big picture of what's going on at your company.

Boost Your Data Skills

Learning how to harness data might seem overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be hard. To make effective use of your data, there are plenty of software tools that you can use that make the job easier. It's important to learn what data is actually useful to your company, and what is superfluous. The better the quality of data you use, the more accurate its predictions will be.

Don't shy away from data! Now is the time to embrace it so you won't get left in the dust as Big Data becomes bigger. SwoopTalent is here to help. Contact us to learn more about how data can help your HR team be more effective. 

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