Let’s be honest, reports can be hard to read and can get overwhelming. We’re here to help!
First things first, if you’re unfamiliar with what goes into staffing reports, there’s some good news: You don’t need to be an expert to get value out of the document or understand the messaging in it. That’s why we’re here – to make it easier for you to understand your data.
Things to consider when you’re creating and reading your staffing reports:
- With visualizations less can be more – don’t use too many different charts and choose the right one for your type of data. At Chameleon BI, we provide you with visuals that are easy to break down and filter through so that you’re getting the most out of your data through the right visuals.
- You can view your data in different contexts – make sure to clearly define interrelations between various elements. It’s all about what question you’re trying to answer when you view your data. If you know your question, Chameleon BI will provide you with the easiest visual to get your answer and ensure its accuracy.
- Make use of filters, either in the panel or in-canvas, to better understand your data. Filters make it easier for you to break down your data to get the one piece of data you’re looking for. Whether it’s a recruiter’s status with a candidate or how long it takes for a salesperson’s to get a job order, filters can break down the when, the how, and the what.
- Utilize hierarchies to view the same data at different levels, without the need for separate reports. Hierarchies are a great way of showing data analytics on various levels of granularity using the same visualizations. For example, in a project management domain, a program manager may be interested in project(s) progress and time reported per month, whereas a project manager could be interested in a weekly level to look into what is happening more closely.
- Be specific with your reports – choose only the most useful data, not necessarily the most visual. Essentially, we want you to think about the message rather than the graphics. The time you spend viewing your reports should be spent on trying to fit and visualize the information in that space. It should be clear and easy to digest by potential users at a first sight. The rule of the thumb is: include less, but only the meaningful stuff. Remember that the information you want the user to get is the most important. It’s not about the overwhelming number of data views in all possible dimensions.