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Competitive intelligence targeting human capital management can yield data that informs a company’s product strategy, hiring decisions and geographic growth. Analyzing competitor hiring trends can reveal resource requirements, skills gaps, and new office locations.

Questions to ask yourself when researching hiring trends:

  • Which positions is my competitor hiring for (job titles, seniority, etc.)?
  • How many open positions does my competitor have and how long have they been open?
  • Which department/business function is growing the fastest?
  • How competitive is a particular geographic market for new hires?

Employment advertisements, company review sites and social media can provide insights into compensation and benefits, the average length of time to fill positions, and employee sentiment. For significant investments in human capital, data-driven decision-making is essential. Cipher’s game-changing competitive intelligence software, Knowledge360®, is a starting place for the research and analysis of this valuable information.

To set up your hiring trends dashboard in Knowledge360®, follow the 4-step guide below:

Competitor hiring trends for Symantec Corporation vs. Palo Alto Networks over a 3-month period.

  1. Open the Widget Drawer in the Knowledge360® Sandbox to access content indexed by proprietary engines within the platform, as well as field intelligence added by you and your team.
  2. Select the system default Job Postings widget to generate a feed of your competitor’s listings that can be filtered by date and keywords.
  3. Customize the job postings widget to display as a list or geographical map and resize the widgets using the platform’s drag-and-drop functionality.
  4. Save your new dashboard with an easily understood name using the icons at the top left of the screen and select the visibility of this dashboard for other users in your company (share with a single teammate, the entire enterprise, or keep the dashboard private).

Knowledge360® speeds the research and analysis process by providing a flexible environment to review and share data, quickly evaluate data-driven insights and circulate a presentation-ready report that enables smarter, faster decision making.

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