The Small Business HR Podcast

Ep. 25

25. Getting Started With People Analytics to Enact Change w/ Joseph Ifiegbu

In episode 25, we talk with Joseph Ifiegbu to hear about the value people analytics tools add to organizations of all sizes—even small businesses.
Joseph Ifiegbu

Joseph Ifiegbu

Co-Founder & CEO

People analytics is about people. It’s not just for big companies. It’s not just for tech-savvy companies. It’s for all companies that want to better understand their people.

In this episode, we sat down with Joseph Ifiegbu, Co-Founder & CEO at eqtble, to hear about the value people analytics tools add to organizations of all sizes.

We also talked about:

  • Why he’s interested in the intersection of data analytics and HR.
  • Why it often takes a long time to change people-related issues within organizations.
  • How leaders can make sure that their organization has a bias towards action.
  • What role data plays in the enactment of change within organizations.
  • How organizations (especially small businesses) can use data and analytics to enact change for the better.

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Your employees are your most important resource. You can have a great product, but your employees are the ones that actually build that product.”

Joseph Ifiegbu

We should do away with gut decisions, because your gut can be wrong. To be competitive in this day and age, you have to make decisions based on data.”

Joseph Ifiegbu

People analytics is not just for big companies or tech-savvy companies. Once you start employing 10, 20, 30 people, you need to understand them—and the best way to do that is with data.”

Joseph Ifiegbu

Many people see people-related issues as just HR issues. And that’s so far from the truth. People issues are company issues. But what many companies get wrong is not owning that. The companies that get it right are the ones that have leaders—at the top—focused on solving their people-related issues.”

Joseph Ifiegbu

You cannot change what you don’t measure. By taking data from your engagement surveys, or from your compensation structures, or your day-to-day transactions within your recruitment team, you can start to tell a cohesive story about your organization about what you’re doing well and where you need to improve.”

Joseph Ifiegbu

Some organizations are afraid to use data because they’re scared of what they’ll find. But ignorance is not an excuse for not doing the right thing.”

Joseph Ifiegbu

You can never start too soon with your people analytics. Start with what you have. Start asking questions and tracking your data. This will help you build a foundation and a culture around the power of data.”

Joseph Ifiegbu

The art of listening is becoming lost. Organizations should listen to their employees because the best ideas don’t always come from the executive team. When you listen at all levels of the organization, you will find ideas that will change your organization.”

Joseph Ifiegbu

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