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HR professionals urged to use data analytics to drive organisational performance 

By By Gloria Nwafor 
21 September 2021   |   3:00 am
Human Resource (HR) professionals and business leaders have been urged to use data analytics to drive organisational performance.

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Human Resource (HR) professionals and business leaders have been urged to use data analytics to drive organisational performance.
 
This, HR experts said, was considering the world of work that has been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

 
They argued that the HR profession increasingly has the responsibility of charting the course of productivity in organisations by maximally engaging the workforce. 
 
The experts said this at the 13th Special HR Forum (SHRF), organised by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM), themed ‘Managing People and Resources in a Disrupted Economy.’
 
In his opening remarks, President and Chairman of the Governing Council, CIPM, Olusegun Mojeed, emphasised the importance of HR professionals in championing the required change management in organisations.
 
He noted that professionals must do everything to make the workplace bright and worthwhile for employees and for organisational growth.
 
He explained the importance of SHRF as it was one of the key drivers for upgrading the standard of the HR profession, which will ultimately translate to the development of the nation.
 
An International HR consultant and Managing Director, EMEA Region of VIA Consultation Group, Dr. Tarek Dessouki, said to embrace disruption, HR leaders need to rethink roles, adopt new identities and create new meanings.
 
Dessouki, who spoke as the guest speaker at the forum, added that to leverage people analytics, HR have to use data to drive behaviour as it becomes prominent, especially with the new realities of work.
 
At the forum, which featured panellist discussions that comprised thought leaders drawn from the private and public sectors, HR managers were urged to lead by building organisational performance to cascade individual performance. 
 
The session also concluded that constructive Key Performance Indicators (KPI) should be developed to aid performance metric evaluation.