Visier Releases New White Paper Beyond Big Data: Big Data's Role and Impact on HR Leaders, Professionals, Teams, and Organizations

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, March 14, 2013–Visier, the innovation leader in workforce analytics, announced today the release of a new white paper, “Beyond Big Data: Big Data’s Role and Impact on HR Leaders, Professionals, Teams, and Organizations,” which outlines the topic of Big Data–what it is, why it is so important, and more importantly, its role and impact on HR.

While experts are proclaiming that Big Data will underpin new waves of productivity growth and consumer driven demand for world economies, HR leaders and professionals have more practical questions. What is Big Data? How do I organize my data to support my decision needs? What can Big Data do to help me attract, retain, and develop a more effective workforce? With so much attention and focus on Big Data, HR leaders and professionals are seeking to understand what role and impact Big Data will have on them, their teams, and their organizations.

Ultimately, Big Data provides for organizations a competitive advantage by making them “smarter” than the competition. Analytics allows companies to gain an advantage by making better decisions through the use of data and facts, rather than guesswork or gut-feel. Big Data allows organizations to integrate and correlate information from outside of the organization with their internal sources, and discover new insights and answer new types of questions that were previously impossible, or prohibitively expensive, to answer.

There are no practical limits to the number of Big Data questions business and HR leaders have about the workforce and about programs and activities being used to attract, retain, and develop a more capable workforce. Where should we focus our recruiting? How do we identify and source the best possible candidates? What learning and developments are increasing workforce productivity, and by how much? Which managers are growing the best talent? What factors contribute positively and negatively towards good workforce performance? Which of our top talent is likely to leave the organization and why? All businesses are a product of their people, and having the answers to these questions to create a more effective workforce represents a significant advantage.

This complimentary white paper highlights the value of Big Data and provides practical advice for how HR leaders can start to answer critical workforce questions that previously couldn’t be solved.

In this white paper, readers will learn:

– What is Big Data?
– Why is Big Data so important?
– What Big Data questions exist in HR
– Practical benefits to Big Data approaches

“HR leaders are overwhelmed by the volume and variety of employee, social and environmental data being collected and struggle with leveraging this information to improve business outcomes,” according to John Schwarz, Founder and CEO of Visier. “The best Analytics solution will focus on answering the most critical questions about the workforce and will find and correlate the necessary data sources to support the needed answers. And it will do it without the messy and expensive job of building data warehouses.”

To read the complimentary white paper “Beyond Big Data: Big Data’s Role and Impact on HR Leaders, Professionals, Teams, and Organizations,” please visit

About Visier

Headquartered in Vancouver, B.C. and San Francisco, CA., 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.

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