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Nearly 80% rise in HR analytics professionals in India: LinkedIn

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has witnessed nearly 80 per cent growth in Human Resource (HR) professionals in the past five years, global professional network site said on Tuesday.

The report revealed that in the past five years, there has been a 70 per cent increase in specialised professionals in across the region, whereas has shown a higher growth at 77 per cent.

These professionals are known to fill various specialised job titles such as "Data Scientist", "Talent Director" and "Diversity Analytics Specialist".

In India, 14 per cent of total jobs in are analytics based, signifying that companies are increasingly trying to arm their functions with analytical capabilities with talent as their focus area.

"(AI) and automation, skills-gap, and rise of independent workers are changing the global workforce today and transforming the way companies hire, develop and retain talent," Irfan Abdulla, Director-Talent Solutions and Learning Solutions, and South Asia, said in a statement.

"Candidates are no longer active or passive, they are always-on and open to different opportunities. In answer to this change, recruiters are relying on real-time, actionable and on-demand insights. Combining insights with the right instincts delivers a winning talent strategy," Abdulla added.

"Financial Services and Insurance", "Technology-Software" and "Professional Services" are the top three industries to adopt talent analytics in India.

HR leaders in India are currently prioritising the use of analytics in three areas namely, compensation and benefits, talent acquisition, productivity and performance, said the report, titled "The Rise of Analytics in HR: An era of Talent Intelligence".

The findings can empower HR leaders with answers to critical questions such as where to find talent with certain skills, where to set up the next office, or even how to build a gender-diverse workforce, the report added.

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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 13:38 IST
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