Sunstate Equipment Used Insights To Reduce Turnover by 50%
Sunstate Equipment Company provides equipment and tool rentals for construction, industrial, warehousing, and trench shoring companies.
• Organization • Talent Essentials • Benchmarks • Workforce
50% drop in turnover
Two-month time to value
Increased HR & Finance Alignment
Sunstate Equipment’s HR team wanted to go beyond their basic reports and spreadsheets. So they turned to Visier’s people analytics solution.
Missing a people analytics tool
When Sameer Raut first joined Sunstate Equipment as the company’s Director of HRIS, he immediately noticed that something was missing from his tech stack. “There was almost zero people analytics,” recalls Sameer. “But I was hired because my specialty is people analytics, and I know my Chief People Officer really wanted to focus on data.” Sameer knew he needed to implement a solution that could deliver impactful insights without requiring him to build the whole system from the ground up.
Choosing to buy instead of build
“After building out an entire system from scratch at my previous company, I was introduced to Visier,” says Sameer. “I knew that if I had to do this all over again, I’d be buying Visier instead of building.” So Sameer showed his Sunstate HR and Finance leaders what Visier could do out of the box and the insights it could deliver compared to Power BI or Tableau. With the budget and their buy-in secured, Sunstate Equipment rolled out Visier People®: Organization in just two months.
Once Finance saw what they could gain from Visier’s insights and what we could produce, that solidified their confidence in me and the platform.
Sameer Raut, Director of HRIS, Sunstate Equipment
1. Fast time to value
Only two months after implementation, Sunstate had enough information and insights to yield value and make data-driven decisions.
2. Pre-built analytics
By opting to buy versus build, Sunstate instantly went from ineffective, basic reports to robust dashboards and powerful visualizations.
3. Less manual HR work
Instead of five days to hunt down answers, HR can now find meaningful insights in two minutes and dedicate more time to analysis and strategy.
4. Clean, democratized data
Visier put reliable, meaningful insights into the hands of leaders at all levels of the company across multiple geographic regions.
Connecting people analytics and financial information is crucial. With Visier, we can tell the whole story of how a metric like turnover impacts the bottom line very succinctly and accurately.
Sameer Raut, Director of HRIS, Sunstate Equipment
Using insights to inform business decisions
After implementing Visier’s people analytics solution, Sunstate Equipment uncovered insights that empowered leaders to improve business outcomes. “We noticed that as headcount dipped and overtime spiked, equipment utilization rates dropped because we couldn’t do business with as many customers. That impacts our top line and revenue,” explains Sameer. “So we used these insights to focus on increasing employee engagement and managed to reduce turnover by 50%.” By connecting people data and business data in Visier, Sunstate Equipment can truly make data-informed decisions that have an impact.
PARTNERING STRATEGICALLY WITH THE BUSINESS
Armed with people analytics, Sunstate’s HR team has earned a seat at the table by backing up their suggestions with data rather than anecdotal evidence.
IDENTIFYING TRENDS THAT IMPACT REVENUE
Data patterns revealed how Sunstate could reduce turnover and overtime while increasing productivity, engagement, and retention to optimize the business and ensure profits.
BRIDGING THE HR & FINANCE GAP
Getting buy-in from the CFO and SVP of Finance before implementation made it easier for HR and Finance to stay aligned on future decisions and strategies.
Visier solutions used by Sunstate Equipment
Visier People®: Organization
With core HR metrics, Organization starts you on your analytic journey answering questions around headcount, employee starts, and demographics, and how you compare to benchmarks.
Visier People®: Benchmarks
Benchmarks complements government-published measures such as those from the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and US Bureau of Labor Statistics—also included with Visier—adding even more relevant context and timeliness.
Visier People®: Workforce
Optimize your hourly workforce, allowing you to increase safety, fairness, and manage your people better. Which is better for them, and better for your business.
Visier People®: Talent Essentials
Identify the attributes that produce long-term, high performing employees and make better hiring decisions faster.
Visier’s purpose is to reveal the human truth about your workforce and contribute to a better future. Visier was founded to focus on what matters to business people: answering the right questions, even the ones a person might not know to ask. Questions that shape business strategy provide the impetus for taking action, and drive better business results. Visier delivers fast, clear people insight by using all the available people data—regardless of source. With best-practice expertise built in, decision makers can confidently take action. Thanks to our amazing customers, Visier is the market leader in Workforce Analytics with more than 25,000 customers in 75 countries around the world.
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