Career services function is becoming more and more data-driven where analytical reports play a major role in decision making. The earlier decision used to be based on assumptions or depending on inputs from staff members which would lead to erroneous or biased decision making. Visibility, Control, and Course correction are all challenging without proper reports and data.
How Data Improves the Process
Data is generated at each and every mouse click on any career services management system. A capable system will capture the data, feed into the analytical engine and provide data visualization using various types of charts and graphs which will be easy to interpret.
- Facilitates Making a Decision or Course Correction
Data analysis can lead to informed decisions, and correcting wrong turns any stakeholder may have taken.
- Allows Trend Spotting
It’s always best to see a trend at its incipient stages and advise people to hop on soon. Data analysis could potentially tell you exactly what is in demand or what is going wrong.
- May Outline the Next Steps
Everyone feels better with a reliable visibility of the future, and while data can’t actually predict the future, it may help you think a few steps ahead.
- See What Is Missing
Data analysis could also reveal where the processes need to improve
- Allows Career Centers to Assess Success
Career centers can see if their methods are effective and if they should take other steps to improve success rates.
Data analysis in Career Services Management is more about tracking various events or interaction of the users with the system, measuring it against the standards and visualize data using charts and graphs providing meaningful insights. Without data, career services isn’t so much a guessing game, but it’s far less effective than it could be. Information and a proper analysis of it allows you to ultimately be a better guide for students in their career choices and possibly tell you how to do it.
Cynaptx gives utmost importance for Analytical Reports. Microsoft Power BI which is one of the best data analytics and visualization tool today powers the analytical and reporting engine in Cynaptx. Any career center using Cynaptx will have various types of reports that can give them 360 degree view and control over their career services ecosystem.