The power of data visualisation in workforce compliance

Remember “Magic Eye” posters? These 3D puzzles had a whole generation of ‘90s kids squinting at meaningless pictures in an attempt to find the hidden image. Some people had the knack and could solve it at a glance, while others spent eye-watering hours staring at the image in frustration without seeing a thing.

For many people, this is what it feels like when you attempt to track workforce compliance using a spreadsheet. While some data-minded professionals (accountants, coders and the like) can look at columns of figures and rapidly spot patterns, most of us need something more visual to easily understand how the data is trending.

Yes, spreadsheet data can be converted to charts and graphs, but let’s face it – it’s a clunky way to visualise data and is rapidly becoming more obsolete as better alternatives emerge.

The power of data visualisation

Did you know that 90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual, and that the human brain can process visuals 60,000 times faster than it can process text and numbers?

While language and numbers are decoded in a linear, sequential manner, our brains can decipher image elements simultaneously. What’s more, graphics enhance recognition, recall, comprehension and problem-solving.

Importantly from a safety perspective, researchers found that displaying risk-related information graphically rather than numerically helps reduce risk-avoidant behaviour among employees.

There’s also the time-saving aspect. In the fast-paced digital world, users seek quick and easy consumption of information that can be “scrolled past” rather than having to sit down and spend ten-plus minutes deciphering texts and numerals. Savvy social media managers know this, which is why our LinkedIn feeds are increasingly full of images and videos rather than text-based posts.

The dashboard

Dashboards are a highly efficient way to track key business metrics including workforce compliance. Some of the features that make them superior to reports include:

  • Interactive: Dashboards can be filtered, segmented, and customised.
  • Live: Dashboards display dynamic data that automatically updates as your data source updates.
  • Efficient: See all your data in one place and monitor multiple compliance requirements simultaneously.
  • Easy to read: Absorb key insights at a glance.
  • Accessible: Users across different functions no longer have to engage a data analyst to transform raw data into insights.

Monitor workforce compliance with ease using the Cited digital platform

Cited delivers real-time verification and compliance of your workforce through the entire employment lifecycle across every location, project, and role.

The platform’s flexible and powerful configuration capabilities mean you can:

  • Monitor all types of compliance requirements based on role, location, or project.
  • Easily tailor compliance rules to your specific situation and circumstances.
  • Centralise control of your workforce requirements.
  • Easily access and deploy compliance management across your organisation.

One of the most powerful data visualisation tools offered by Cited is the compliance matrix. The matrix can be customised to keep track of the compliance requirements that matter to your business, enabling you to see at a glance what has been completed, what certifications are expiring soon, and what is overdue.

Cited provides a unified real-time view of compliance status across the organisation, with the option to drill down to a single worker when required. Cited offers a step-change in workforce compliance visibility as soon as you implement the platform. Any workers who don’t meet requirements will stand out immediately, giving you the confidence that your workforce is consistently meeting your standards at all times.

Get in touch

Ready to access the power of data visualisation in workforce compliance? Get in touch with Cited today for expert advice on your specific workforce compliance needs.