Visier Inc. Releases New White Paper: From HR Metrics to Workforce Analytics: Five Key Workforce Insights That Every Employer Should Capture for Greater Business Impact

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA — (July 24, 2012) — Visier Inc., the innovation leader in workforce analytics, announced today the release of a new white paper: “From HR Metrics to Workforce Analytics: Five Key Workforce Insights That Every Employer Should Capture for Greater Business Impact,” that addresses the need for HR professionals to move beyond collecting individual HR metrics to measuring comprehensive workforce topics. HR metrics alone will not help HR professionals understand the contributing factors and drivers impacting their organizations. Workforce analytics organized into broadly based linked topics provide for a big-picture view that not only helps HR and business leaders understand the current situation, but also allows them to see the contributing causes that are influencing a specific workforce issue. Analytics are critical to understand problems that cannot be summarized simply with a few metrics, and cannot be fully comprehended with just a few visuals.

The reality is that the most commonly measured workforce metrics do little to help HR professionals and business leaders achieve real insight into maximizing their human capital investment. To make better business decisions regarding their workforce, leaders need to see the connections in their workforce data and examine comprehensive workforce topics. HR leaders need to understand the contributing factors and drivers of their workforce, in order to create more effective action plans.

HR Metrics, including time to hire or employee turnover, simply do not get to the heart of how people (and people strategies) are affecting organizations. To obtain these deeper insights, people managers need to focus on related metrics that highlight the connections that drive business performance and productivity.

“HR needs to provide line management with analytics that matter most to their human capital and that will drive the necessary changes required to keep their organizations competitive and successful,” according to John Schwarz, Founder and CEO of Visier. “With changing global demographics, and the market demands driven by the ever-changing technology, effective workforce strategy becomes the single biggest factor in protecting the bottom line. And effective workforce strategy depends on truly understanding the impact of making policy changes.” 

In this white paper, “From HR Metrics to Workforce Analytics: Five Key Workforce Insights That Every Employer Should Capture for Greater Business Impact,” five critical performance indicators—workforce topics: Critical Talent Retention, Recruiting Effectiveness, Productivity, Compensation and Pay Equity, and Performance Management—are discussed in detail to help leaders understand organizational dynamics and achieve true business impact with workforce analytics, which will positively affect their productivity and profitability.

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About Visier
Headquartered in Vancouver, B.C. and San Francisco, Calif., Visier delivers workforce analytics through the cloud to empower HR professionals with the most critical insights for optimizing their people strategy to meet their business strategy. Visier’s unique analytics combine the sophistication of predictive capabilities with the ease-of-use of consumer applications. Founded in 2010, by business intelligence experts – including former Business Objects chief executive officer, John Schwarz, the company’s leadership team has a proven track record of technical, operational and strategic management success with companies such as IBM, SAP and Symantec.

Visier Workforce Analytics is an end-to-end, cloud-based application designed for HR professionals, to easily identify and improve the ROI of their organization’s human capital. Reduce costs, improve productivity, attract and retain top talent and implement a workforce strategy that supports the business strategy. Visier Workforce Analytics is a powerful, intuitive and interactive solution that uncovers deep insight into the core metrics of your workforce, by answering the most critical and fundamental questions facing HR professionals about their workforce, and more importantly, with predictive what-if analysis helps to predict and plan for their future needs. For more information, visit


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Melanie Aizer
Visier Inc.