You need to connect your HRIS to other sources to answer key business questions.
Great question - it's one that get asked a lot.
The short answer is no, your HRIS on its own does not provide the insight HR Leaders require.
The reason is very simple – these systems only capture a portion of the information required to understand outcomes associated with HR programs and activities.
While each individual HR system (HRIS, Talent Mgmt, ATS, Learning, Performance, Surveys, ...) has “reporting/analytics” the reality is that these systems provide basic reports on their siloed process. These reports may be sufficient for managing the process (efficiency) but they do not provide the analytics that HR Leaders require to make smarter decisions. To get to holistic insight and to measure against business outcomes, you need to connect the dots – there needs to be integration across your disparate HR and Talent systems and those systems that hold business results data. This means stretching beyond the transactional HR data and systems and making connections with outcome sources.
This is easier said than done but with an analytics partner this can be made simple. There are 2 major connections that an analytics provider will make:
1. Connecting all your HR data into one, constantly refreshed unified source (a single source of the truth)
2. Connecting your HR data to business outcomes data.