In order to perform well in the market, the most successful companies don’t only report human resources analytics. Rather, those high-performing organizations use that data for strategic, long-term planning, says Cliff Stevenson, senior human capital researcher at the Institute for Corporate Policy.

Among the metrics most used for strategic planning by high-performing organizations are performance ratings, turnover rate and time to fill positions, Stevenson says. Low-performing organizations, however, tend to focus on metrics that are not related to strategic planning, such as training completed, which simply takes stock of what happened in the past without tying it to the future.

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