Often businesses tend to look at technology that someone may have recommended. Do your due diligence and make sure that the technology that you are acquiring serves what you need from a strategic perspective. To ensure implementation is successful, make sure you’re engaging with the right people in the room that really buy into it.
Understand what you’re trying to achieve and the challenges you are facing. For example, if you’re growing fast, and know where you want to grow, it’s all about getting people into the business, and then understanding where they are and how you source them. “Data can help you structure what you have - and then bring in a view of where you want to go. Where would you be next able to open that new location? Where are you mostly likely to find new skilled workers for your next project?” explains Christine Morton, Principal Consultant, Proxima.
Gather more data points. ‘Listen in‘ to your own candidates and your competitors to gain insight at a relatively low cost. What are your candidates saying about your employer brand? Who are your competitors hiring and what can this tell you about their next move? When Apple started a push to hire more generative AI talent, for example, it gave the market an early indication of possible plans to launch their own AI1.