Ventana Research has completed research to benchmark organizations' use of analytics in their workforce management. The research assessed organizational  maturity by examining the adequacy of people, process, information and technology competencies required to make the most effective and efficient use of analytics. The findings offer significant new insights into how analytics and the measures and metrics they provide are used by HR and corporate management. This research shows that most executives and managers view workforce performance as the most important metric, with performance reviews the most regularly applied type of analytics in half of all organizations. However, the research also found a number of impediments to the use of workforce analytics effectively.