Recently I’ve been researching and looking into a tool from IBM called SPSS Modeler, many readers may have heard or even used of SPSS Statistics, and Modeler is part of that family. What I’ve seen so far has been very encouraging. Essentially what SPSS Modeler does is to mine through your data, and find risk factors or predictors of an event. Let’s say for example that you have turnover data, with this data you can feed it into Modeler and it will find commonalities within the data, taking this information you can then apply this model to current data and gain a list of those current employees who may be at risk or exiting your business.
Currently, I’m awaiting the IT team to install the software, so I haven’t had any hands-on time with this tool yet. The following video (not mine) does give a really good introduction to this software, and I recommend you take the time to have a look at it.
I’ll be hoping to share my experiences with the software as it becomes available on my work PC. I think like many other data-focused HR Practitioners, I’m wanting to offer my employer more than just reports that tell them what happened, I want to provide insights into what may happen in the future.