At the end of 2017, Statistics South Africa* reported that South Africa’s formal non-agricultural sector shed 31 000 jobs in the third quarter of 2017. “With losses of 41 000 in March 2017 and 31 000 in June 2017, this marks the third straight quarter of job losses across South Africa. The job market has experienced notable pressure in the last year, with 83 000 formal jobs lost from September 2016 to September 2017.”
With a dire need to curb this trend and ensure sustainable employment, South African businesses must manage their operations and human resources effectively. According to James Hickman, Managing Director at South Africa Qlik Master Reseller, QlikView® for workforce management is the right tool for this job.
The Transformative Impact of Analytics on HR
Effective Human Resources (HR) hinges on assigning the right employees, with the right skills, to the right job, at the right time. A deep analysis of workforce management drives profitability. Staffing productivity trends, learning offerings and training, and employee relations must be monitored, assessed and improved to reduce costs and optimise performance. “QlikView’s advanced analytics and data visualisations provide a complete view of workforce activity,” adds Hickman. “This empowers HR organisations to analyse real-time data to make better decisions, faster.”
Control Staffing Efficiency and Rewards
With this software, businesses can:
- Improve offerings
- Decrease labour costs
- Analyse compensation versus performance
- Enable benefit and payroll forecasting
- Get a holistic view of total rewards from disparate sources
Hiring right the first time is critical in ensuring that an organisation receives the expected return, in the expected time frame, from the investment in the new hire.
With SA Qlik solutions, recruitment and documentation are streamlined. The effect?
- Decreased turnover
- Enhanced employee leads
- Better quality candidates sourced
- Increased internal engagement and productivity
- Improved organisational forecasting
The Benefits of Data Driven HR
A complete view of workforce in one place
QlikView® provides a single, holistic view of all staffing, on-boarding, training, employee performance, and succession data in an interactive application. Data is easy to access and interpret and is presented visually.
Strategic development and succession
Dynamic dashboards mean users can track on-boarding training and assess learning offerings against enrollment and performance. This means critical skills can be matched with responsibilities ensuring the right person is in the right place to deliver. Gaps are also brought to management’s attention, allowing them to identify future development requirements. Turnover and retirements are also effectively managed, streamlining leadership succession.
Improved employee relations
Automated processes ease the burden of documentation and reporting. With QlikView, administrators improve employee relations, contract administration, and reporting to align with financial, legal, and regulatory compliance. This leads to higher collaboration with employees and business functions, supporting better decision-making, and solving business problems related to workforce.