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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Could We Use Statistics to Meaningfully Analyze Our Hiring?

June 17, 2005
Related Topics: HR Services and Administration, Retention, Strategic Planning, Dear Workforce
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We want to use statistical analysis to improve our hiring and retention. First, we are gathering information about employees who have left our company (reasons they left, shifts they worked, number of hours they worked, length of employment, their salary in comparison to other agencies, etc.). The second phase is to make recommendations for changing our employment practices, based on information gleaned from the first exercise. For instance, if employees are leaving because they are not working enough hours, we could recommend adding more hours to our shifts. Last, we'll need to implement any recommendations. What advice do you have for starting this process? Are there things to look out for? How do we actually use the statistical data to get meaningful results?
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