Most organisations collect a great deal of data in the course of their normal operations.  You will probably have data on your workers, your customers, your suppliers and your sales.

You collect these data because you need it to pay wages, other bills and taxes.  You also use it to collect payment from your customers and grants from interested bodies.

But did you realise that your data could work harder for you?

If you supply services, you could review the extent to which your workforce reflects your customer base.

You could examine the transport miles in your supply chain.

Things like these could be very important to your customers.  Making better use of your own information could make you more effective.

Could you collect better data?

Your current data probably works very well for you.  However, with a little forethought, you could expand your dataset at very little cost but with many benefits.  Or you could store your data more systematically so that it’s easier to retrieve.

For example, you know from CVs the educational level of each employee but do you have it stored so that you can find out what proportion of your workforce are graduates?  Do you know how many of your workers have an educational level higher or lower than the minimum you have defined?  Answers to such questions can help you make decisions about a staff development programme or to identify skills gaps.

If you would like help with making better use of the data you collect, please contact us

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