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Evidence-based HR: The Bridge Between Your People and Business Strategy

May 04, 2015
From the Advisory Institute

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According to the survey conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit on behalf of KPMG International, more than half of survey respondents (55 percent) remain skeptical about the potential of big data and advanced analytics to make a real difference to the human resources (HR) function. Yet, over three-quarters (76 percent) of survey respondents expect the increasing use of data-driven insights in the HR function to positively impact profitability over the next three years.

“The convergence of technology, data and analytics is providing HR an unprecedented opportunity to move from its traditional instinctive, intuitive function to a data-driven, fact-based decision-making function similar to Finance and IT,” said Claudia Saran, Lead Partner, People & Change, KPMG in the US.

The report shows key findings on how some of the world’s leading companies are using evidence-based HR to spot connections between people management initiatives and business outcomes – highlighting that now is the time for C-level and HR leaders to embrace evidence-based HR and advanced analytics to gain a competitive advantage.

Read the Evidence-based HR research report on the kpmg.com/global website.


Video Case Study: Banking

A major retail bank wanted to see if there were links between how it manages its workforce and how its branches perform.

View the animated film on kpmg.com/global.

Video Case Study: Healthcare

A major care provider was challenged to improve financial performance and to improve residential care.

View the animated film on kpmg.com/global.


Access KPMG International's webcast recording to gain more insights from the survey and a companion survey of 435 KPMG HR consultants worldwide: KPMG's Human Resources Advisory Global Pulse Survey 2015.


KPMG's Human Resources Advisory Global Pulse Survey 2015
Are organizations ready to employ evidence-based HR? What systems and skills do they need? KPMG International surveyed 435 of their human resources advisors across member firms worldwide to find out.

HR Transformation 2015 Survey Results
This report highlights key trends emerging from a study of human resources (HR) transformation and technology goals, initiatives and outcomes at 798 organizations across 37 countries.