The SIR Data Insights service has a series of management dashboards that present workforce data in a visual and informative way to support decision making. The service has been enhanced to collect additional data in order to provide a more useful strategic tool for senior managers, giving you valuable information to support:

  • Management and efficiency reports
  • Recruitment and workforce resourcing
  • Staff continuing professional development
  • Marketing and communications including recruitment
  • Curriculum planning
  • Annual reports
  • Area Based Reviews
  • Ofsted preparations

Benefits of the new SIR Data Insights service include the ability to:

  • Benchmark vital management data including pay, staff qualifications, age, gender, ethnicity
  • Benchmark your organisation against other providers by type and size, which is not possible through an HR system, for example:
    • Benchmark your salaries against the sector
    • Benchmark on qualifications and ethnicity for quality reporting
  • Compare practice in different areas of your operation
  • Carry out an effective quality check on your HR data
  • Understand your workforce profile in order to inform your recruitment policy and advertising

In turn, this will help you to:

  • Market and communicate your competitive advantages
  • Recruit appropriately to build a high quality and appropriate workforce
  • Prepare for Ofsted
  • Respond to key initiatives such as Area Based Reviews and the push for Academies
  • Meet ongoing financial challenges faced by providers

Please visit our Dashboards area to see examples of how data is benchmarked.