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HR Dashboard

Find insights that improve employee recruitment, satisfaction and retention. This guide provides templates and examples to help you move beyond monitoring and reporting and create a best-in-class HR dashboard of your own.

What is an HR Dashboard?

An HR dashboard is a business intelligence tool that allows Human Resource teams to track, analyze and report on HR KPIs. Modern, interactive dashboards leverage an HR analytics platform which makes it easy to combine data from all systems and to deeply explore this data directly within the dashboard. This way, HR teams can quickly find insights that will improve recruiting, optimize workplace management and enhance employee performance.

HR Dashboard Examples

Below are 7 key HR dashboard examples. Sophisticated people analytics make it simple for you to create your own custom dashboards like the ones below and for other popular metrics not shown here, such as recruiting or safety and health. Click through each example to explore the full capabilities of a modern HR dashboard.

Executive HR Dashboard

Human resource executives need to be able to quickly review and analyze all critical KPIs in one place. This example displays high-level metrics such as employees by role and by location and key ratios such as gender and training.

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Employee Performance Dashboard

Employee performance dashboards help HR teams and business managers understand the effectiveness, satisfaction and goal progress of their workforce. To analyze compensation vs. performance this example shows the number of active employees by rating level and salary by employee rating.

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Employee Development Dashboard

Employees are the most important asset within an organization. This HR dashboard example shows an HR leader training program metrics such as completion percentage, hours and cost. Interactive charts allow the user to break out data by dimensions like department, program, gender and more.

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Workforce Demographics Dashboard

HR executives strive to maintain a diverse and balanced workforce, so they need to fully understand the demographic characteristics of their employees. This HR dashboard template allows them to deeply analyze data on age, gender, location, department and ethnic groups.

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Workforce Diversity Dashboard

Using an interactive dashboard, HR professionals can dig deeper into demographic data and analyze one variable, such as ethnic diversity. This example shows the number of employees for each ethnicity and breaks out the data by country and by salary.

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Women in the Workforce Dashboard

An HR professional can use a dashboard to analyze how one particular group is represented in the workforce. This example shows how data visualization helps convey overall gender data and the break out by job role, by country, and in management.

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Gender Salary Comparison Dashboard

Following on the previous example, HR professionals can use an interactive dashboard to dig deeper in the data, and analyze one variable. In this example, average salary is compared by gender and broken out by management positions, employee tenure and country.

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Real-Time HR Analytics

Respond immediately to emerging events and trends with real-time analysis of your Human Capital Management (HCM) system.

Key Capabilities of an HR Dashboard

The best HR dashboards do much more than KPI tracking and data visualization. Here are key capabilities to keep in mind as you find the right HR dashboard tool for you:

  • Fully interactive. Leverage powerful HR data analytics directly on the dashboard itself to explore and analyze data.
  • All data sources. Easily combine and analyze data from all people analytics systems and apps: HCM, payroll, compliance, recruiting, learning, LOB and more.
  • Augmented Analytics (AI). One of the top 10 BI and data trends this year, modern dashboards are now highly contextualized with AI and alerting. And they’re becoming highly collaborative, maturing into a hub that catalogs insights and distributed data.
  • Automated Alerts and Reporting. Set up your HR dashboard to be automatically shared with key stakeholders on a regular basis and to send you alerts based on KPIs.
  • Built for Mobile. Dig into your dashboards with full interactive cloud analytics functionality and touchscreen optimization from any device.
  • Simple Data Prep. An interactive HR dashboard that’s part of a modern people analytics platform will let you spend less time preparing data and more time identifying ways to better manage staffing, development, compensation, safety and health, and employee and labor relations.

HR Dashboard KPIs

The right set of key performance indicators (KPIs) allows for faster, more organized review and analysis of your workforce. To help you get started on your own HR analytics dashboards, listed below are metrics you should consider for 3 main areas: workforce management, compensation and recruitment.

Workforce Management KPIs:

    • Absenteeism rate
    • ROI of outsourcing
    • Succession planning rate
    • Open/closed grievances
    • Promotion rate
    • Time to productivity
    • Successor gap rate
    • Worker composition by gender, experience, and tenure
    • Internal mobility
    • Manager quality index
    • HR effectiveness
    • Employee satisfaction rates
    • Training ROI

Compensation KPIs:

    • HR functional operating expense rate
    • Labor cost per FTE
    • Labor cost revenue percent
    • Labor cost revenue expense percent
    • Total benefits as percentage of labor costs
    • Revenue per FTE
    • Profit vs. compensation per FTE
    • Human capital ROI
    • HR functional cost per employee

Recruitment KPIs:

    • Quality of hire
    • Vacancy rate
    • Turnover rate
    • Resignation/retirement rate
    • External hire rate
    • Time-to-fill
    • Diversity, experience, and gender hire ratio
    • Recruiting funnel metrics
    • Talent import/export ratio
    • Voluntary turnover rate
    • Retention rate
    • Recruiting expense per new hire
    • Retirement rate forecast

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