According to a recent report by SilkRoad, 65 percent of human resources professionals surveyed said one of the biggest problems faced by companies that don’t have HR tasks “integrated with automated systems” is a lack of critical data and analytics.
To solve this problem, employers need to hire big-data scientists for their human resources department to collect and analyze data regarding job seekers, potential candidates and current employees to determine future outcomes for hiring and management decisions. A Towers Watson survey earlier this year found HR data and analytics is among the top three areas for HR technology spending.
Big-data scientists can be IT professionals or other professionals with a background in statistics and mathematics. These individuals understand how to integrate data sets, interpret findings and compare different data sets to make new discoveries.
Indeed big-data analytics demands skills in data analysis, statistics, data cleaning and problem solving. Most HR professionals don’t have these skills, so there’s a demand to find big-data scientists who can work together with HR. Here’s how to do it: