Using Org Charts to Power Success

Organization charts, or org charts, are a ubiquitous feature of any company but deployed with varying degrees of success. HR professionals often struggle with general purpose diagramming tools like Visio and PowerPoint and charts are updated sporadically. Software based org chart solutions can pull in multiple data points from central HR systems in real-time and be customized and updated using data driven rules. Integration and automation of the company org chart allow vacancies, contract positions or talent gaps to become immediately apparent even when dealing with thousands of boxes.

Talent Visualization

Using Org Charts for Talent Visualization

Organizational charts can be an important tool for HR professionals to recruit, retain, and develop talented workforces. HR departments invest time and money collecting and managing talent data. Org charts can provide a simple, efficient way to use employee data to answer specific questions and power better business decisions. Enriched charts can present clear visualizations of the recruiting status of open positions, competencies of high potential employees and performance ratings. This facilitates complex tasks such as succession planning, retention and leadership development.

Using an Org Chart for Workforce Planning

When large scale change happens within an organization key workforce metrics need to be clearly identified and immediately accessible. The data and planning involved can be daunting but having access to an up-to-date org chart on day one can facilitate what are often complex tasks. The workforce planning initiatives confronted by today’s corporations include the creation of new project teams, reorganizations, reductions in force, mergers and acquisitions and even break ups and spin-offs. 

Org charts can not only help understand and visualize the workforce composition as it stands today but can also be used to plan the various scenarios of tomorrow. Simple drag and drop functionality allows HR teams to assess multiple personnel scenarios and auto-calculate salary and headcount. Whether reorganizing a department or opening a new plant, org charts can give an enriched knowledge of the present, allowing for a more confident vision of the future. 

Quality Presentations for Better Business Decisions

Whether presenting to the board of directors, management team or employees, org charts must be versatile enough to fit your audience. Having a sophisticated selection of publishing options allows sharing of charts to the web, print or export to a variety of formats including PDF, PowerPoint, Dropbox, SharePoint and OneDrive. Web based solutions allow for dynamic presentations where “what if” scenarios can be presented to your audience in real-time.

ADP Workforce and OrgChart Now Combined

According to the ADP Research Institute®, the typical large company operates more than 31 separate HR applications and 33 payroll systems*. Many HR systems currently lack the ability to share workforce data with each other and other core business systems. OfficeWork Software has developed the leading organizational visualization, charting and workforce modeling software, OrgChart Now. ADP Workforce integrates seamlessly with OrgChart Now meaning employee data is instantly represented in an organizational chart without manual intervention. Create and automate powerful, intuitive organizational charts in real time with OrgChart Now available in the ADP Workforce Marketplace

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*from “Harnessing Big Data: The Human Capital Management Journey to Achieving Business Growth” 2015