Imagine trying to hit a target whilst wearing a blindfold, attempting to tell the time with a broken watch, and assembling a complicated flatpack with only 5 pages of a 50 page instruction booklet. Of course, it’s possible that you could hit the target — the law of averages says you will probably hit it from time to time. It’s possible that you may get the time right — even broken watches are correct twice a day. And it’s possible that you might end up with a new piece of furniture with all the bits in the right place and nothing broken. Then again, there’s also a pretty good chance that you’ll miss the target entirely, get the time wrong, and mess up your new STUVA loft bed combo.
The thing that connects these three scenarios is data, or more specifically poor data.
In the first scenario, the problem is one of no data: you can’t see the target you are supposed to be aiming at, and so you find yourself shooting in the dark. In the second, the problem is bad data: the watch may on occasion be right, but mostly it isn’t and so can’t be trusted. In the third, the problem is incomplete data: you have some of the information, but by no means the full picture, and so you find yourself winging it.
Although these three scenarios may conjure up somewhat comical images in our minds, they are — metaphorically speaking — not actually a million miles away from the way many companies end up making their strategic workforce decisions. Every year, crucial workforce decisions that impact on businesses are made based on anecdotal evidence rather than hard data; on data that is unreliable; or on data that only gives a very small glimpse of the labour market picture. Taking decisions like this really can be like shooting in the dark, relying on a dud watch, and working from incomplete instructions in the hope that it will all pan out.
If you work in Recruitment, Strategic Workforce Planning or People Analytics, our aim is to change this situation.
We want to change it by offering you the kind of data you need to better understand the labour market you are focused on.
We want to change it by offering you insight that you can trust to give you an accurate picture of that labour market.
And we want to change it by offering you Workforce Intelligence that gives a more complete picture of these labour market dynamics, so that you have the confidence to make better, evidence-based decisions that lead to business success.
We’re already working with a number of high profile brands in the Talent and Workforce space, both in the UK and internationally, but we’ve now officially launched a dedicated new webpage that explains more about the kind of Workforce Intelligence we can offer, including:
Recruiting Insight — For Recruitment and Staffing companies, and In-house Recruitment functions, giving them insight on workforce trends and dynamics at their finger-tips.
Workforce Planning — For In-house Resourcing, and Talent and People Analytics teams to help them make better long-term workforce decisions.
Location Economics — For businesses that are looking to take a more data-driven approach to site selection.
With a number of solutions designed to give you the solid data you need to make smarter workforce and talent planning decisions, it’s time to remove the blindfold, get a new watch, and download the full set of instructions. Time to let Emsi’s Workforce Intelligence give you the confidence you need to build a successful workforce strategy on data you can trust.
To find out more about how we can help your company make vital strategic workforce decisions with confidence, check out our new page here or contact us by clicking the button below.