As companies increasingly focus on the agile and digital transformation of HR, the best way to get started is by mapping the organizational challenges that represent priorities and pain points not just for HR, but also for the business, its leaders and its employees alike. Doing that in a data-driven way has many advantages. Just one example: a data-driven HR function could easily predict today’s talent shortages—which, in all likelihood, are only going to get worse in the majority of developed countries—five years ago, and prepare for them in time.
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