City of Edmonton Deploys Visier to Support Data-Driven Workforce Decisions

Visier this week announced that the City of Edmonton has deployed Visier Workforce Analytics.

An element of Edmonton’s broader HR modernization initiative, the Canadian-made cloud solution enables the municipality’s team and business leaders to develop talent strategies based on data-driven insights.

“As one of the fastest growing large municipalities in Canada, we are modernizing our HR systems and practices to support the expansion of municipal infrastructure, programs and services. An HR system-agnostic cloud solution like Visier’s will enable my team to interpret all types of data from limitless sources, even as we bring in new systems,” says Kirsten Anderson, Team Lead for HR Reporting and Analytics, the City of Edmonton.



The city started the roll-out of Visier Workforce Analytics in December. Before the City had an analytics-based planning solution in place, it relied on headcount numbers to make workforce capacity decisions.

Quoth a case study completed by Visier:

Visier has helped the City of Edmonton gain better visibility into its workforce to make better decisions related to hiring, promotions and training. The municipality also now has the information it needs to identify the root causes of safety incidences thus giving the City confidence in cost savings, but also in maintaining worker safety.

“The City of Edmonton’s HR team is transforming its function into a fact-based discipline, helping the City build a robust workforce through a period of rapid growth,” says John Schwarz, CEO of Visier. “This is a truly forward-thinking HR team that is an inspiration to other government organizations looking to enable data-driven workforce decisions.”