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Real time analytics, automation and AI in store for NSW workforce data

by Jack Le Guay •
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NSW is set to overhaul its workforce data collection and analytics practices, opening the door to the use of real-time tracking, automation and artificial intelligence for its workforce planning.

The NSW Public Sector Commission (PSC) released a Request for Tender on June 8 for a partner to deliver Phase 1 of Project Dataflow.

Phase 1 will be a pilot with one of the state’s nine clusters, the pilot cluster will be revealed at a later date.

The agency requires storage of data such as recruitment information, role descriptions, human capital management and unstructured data. This will occur on a Microsoft Azure platform and will require connectivity to external and new data sources, including geospatial information.

Real-time tracking of progress and trends related to the state’s goals and the Premier’s Priorities has been hampered by a “lack of timeliness and frequency of the current workforce data collection”, according the RFT. Adding to the issue is the siloing of workforce data within agencies and “disconnected systems” within the PSC.

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