Why more businesses need to embrace big data in their HR departments

Posted by Justin Hesser on October 9, 2013

Incorporating big data into the human resources department has become increasingly beneficial in the technology and information age, but a number of organizations are struggling with formulating an effective strategy.

Monitoring the behaviors and actions of employees and developing reports are all crucial elements in the human resources department, and if it can effectively capture that information and utilize it to better overall operations, the business as a whole can benefit. Like all areas impacted by big data, however, these processes have to be efficient. This requires the development of systems and the implementation of strategies designed to streamline the employee analysis process. 

According to research detailed in Forbes, only 14 percent of organizations have effectively used data to monitor and process employee behaviors and actions.

"What are the rest doing?  Dealing with reporting," wrote Josh Bersin, the article's author. He added that the challenges faced by these organizations need to be mitigated, particularly when considering the benefits of valuable employee data management.  "In addition, these HR teams are four times more likely to be respected by their business counterparts for their data-driven decision-making, giving them true potential to help change the business," he continued.

Much like other business big data projects, companies can benefit from a FileMaker development project. The scalability of these solutions can be very beneficial because the amount of data in the HR space is likely only going to increase as time goes on. Building a custom database software system will give businesses the ability to capitalize on their information and develop stronger HR departments.