Using Org Charts for Better Workforce Metrics

Fifty-three percent of participants in a 2020 survey conducted by Deloitte reported an increased interest by their leaders in data relating to the state of the workplace. Despite this desire for pertinent workforce information, only 11 percent of workplaces were able to produce those metrics in real time. Automating your org charts with an organisational management software like OrgChart allows workplace metrics to be synched to your existing HRIS to present real time data clearly.

Adding calculations to org charts provides people managers additional insights into their workforce. Management can make decisions faster and with more confidence when provided with easy to consume metrics. To take but one example, knowing the number of open requisitions and the average time they stay open allows management to change tactics if hiring is stalled.

OrgChart Now can be used in a similar way to Excel in that it allows the user to create custom metrics as needed. Common workplace metrics include:

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  • Headcount
  • Contractor Count
  • Average Tenure
  • Salary Rollup
  • Span of Control
  • Vacancy Count
  • Span of Control
  • Remote Worker Count

Another issue attracting the attention of more and more leaders is their companies progress on developing a more inclusive workplace. OrgChart is able to pull clear representations of diversity and equity metrics and drill down to specific departments and geographies of an organisation to identify areas for improvement.

Another area of interest, especially in industries severely impacted by the pandemic, is headcount and salary. Related metrics such as span of control can be examined to investigate areas of the organisation that can be made leaner.

Using OrgChart to visualise data has the advantage of providing up-to-date information already kept in commonly used HR systems in an easy to digest format. Leaders of today desire easy to interpret data on their workplaces and an automated org chart is a brilliant way to deliver.

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