Claro Workforce Analytics, an external talent market insights platform that organizes workforce-related information, and SocialTalent, the world’s leading training platform for hiring teams, today announce a strategic partnership that will make Claro’s People Analytics insights and training available platform-wide to SocialTalent customers. In addition, Claro will also make available a special People Analytics version of the SocialTalent platform to all of its customers.
Real-time access to actionable HR data has, nearly overnight, become a must-have capability as a result of the global Covid-19 pandemic which forces companies to adopt remote workforce strategies. In his book titled, “Effective Data Storytelling: How to Drive Change with Data, Narrative, and Visuals,” Brent Dykes explained, “The skill of data storytelling is removing the noise and focusing people’s attention on the key insights.” This shift towards visual data storytelling is accelerating the “datafication” of HR and Talent Acquisition functions, making it mission-critical for organizations to have access to actionable talent market insights.
“There is both an art and a science to HR. In the past, only the artistic, intuitive aspect was considered of value in HR, but now, the scientific, analytic facet is being put to work and delivering fantastic results,” said Christian Ofori-Boateng in a recent Forbes article he authored, titled: “Using Data Analytics To Improve Your HR Management.” And while People Analytics holds tremendous promise for the new way that the world will think about getting work done, most organizations lack knowledge about relevant People Analytics tools and how to maximize their benefits.
The changing global landscape will require an increasingly-remote workforce to learn new data analytics skills in order to compete in a data-driven world. Forward thinking-organizations must rapidly adopt online learning and training platforms in order to upskill and reskill their evolving talent ecosystems.
“At its heart, SocialTalent is about enabling, educating and equipping hiring teams with the skills they need to find, hire and develop the best talent. This partnership with Claro significantly increases the depth of our offering to our users,” said Jonathan Campbell, co-founder and CEO of SocialTalent. He continued, “The effective use of real-time HR data is a game changer in the world of talent acquisition, and one which not everyone can yet access. We’re delighted to be able to offer this to our global users.”
A CEB (now Gartner) study revealed that “95% of senior HR leaders expect to increase their investments in talent analytics across the next two years,” and a recent Ernst & Young study found that the highest performing companies had a partnership between the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and the Chief HR Officer (CHRO) that was centered around strategic workforce planning, greater use of people analytics, and measurement of key HR metrics.
“Our partnership with SocialTalent, centered around delivering People Analytics insights and training, is a unique resource for organizations that are leveraging external talent market insights to help make data-driven decisions,” said Claro CEO Michael Beygelman. He added, “SocialTalent and Claro mutual clients are the cornerstone of our initial collaboration to help a data-connected, remote workforce learn new skills.”