Customer Spotlight: University of
How to use the data and insights in PeopleAdmin’s TalentIndex to advance your strategic initiatives
Talent management professionals at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (UWM) are successfully using the TalentIndex — a report on higher education growth, trends and challenges — to both develop and gain buy-in for strategic initiatives.
“I’ve been using the TalentIndex to help explain that, even though we’re in a difficult budgetary time, an investment in employee development is going to be really important to us,” said Tim Danielson, associate vice chancellor & director of HR at the UWM.
TalentIndex provided the data and insights Tim needed to identify professional development opportunities and to demonstrate how improvements can benefit his institution.
“There are fewer people applying for positions in higher education, as evidenced in the TalentIndex,” Tim explained. The report shows that overall applicant volume declined by 6 percent from 2014 to 2015. “To retain the talent that we have and enhance their skills at the same time, I’ve been stressing employee development.”
With the data to back him up, Tim says leaders at UWM are taking his suggestions seriously.
“They’re starting to understand that applicant pools aren’t going to all the sudden take off again, in terms of their size, so we need to do all we can to keep employees’ interest,” Tim said. “We’re actually starting to implement some additional development opportunities for employees, mostly around leadership, then we’ll work on building career growth paths.”
Download the TalentIndex to get the data and insights you need to both develop and gain buy-in for your strategic initiatives.