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Utilization and Staffing Use Case

A guide to implementing Auto Insights for a utilization and staffing use case, including data structure and sample questions.

Problem Statement

HR or project teams typically want to analyze utilization analysis and uncover opportunities to drive efficiencies. Typical insights focus on identifying attrition risks, workload management, and optimizing incentives with data-driven reward and recognition schemes.

An Example of Utilization and Staffing Data Structure

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A segment is a qualitative value, like names or categories. Here are some of the typical segments we find in utilization & staffing data:

  • Employee attributes: Employee Name, Employee Location, Employment Status, Employee Position, Team, Service Line, etc.

  • Engagement/client attributes: Engagement Industry, Engagement Code Name, Client Code, Client Name, Engagement Profit Centre, etc.


A measure is a quantitative, numeric value. Here are some of the typical measures we find in support & service data:

  • Hours charged

  • Time standard

  • Revenue

What Sort of Insights Can Auto Insights Help Me Uncover?
Automate Utilization Analysis
  • Hours charged by Engagement Industry

  • Hours charged by Employee Position

  • Hours charged by Team

  • Hours charged by Client

  • Actual recurring revenue by Engagement

Analyze Staff Productivity
  • Hours charged by Employee Position

  • Hours charged by Employee Position and Employee Location

  • Actual recurring revenue growth by Client last quarter

Uncover Opportunities to Drive Efficiencies
  • Revenue by Team

  • Average Engagement Realization Percentage by Service Line

  • Actual Recurring Revenue by Client