Workforce research

Workforce research

Scarlatti supports clients to understand workforces in all of their complexities. We provide unparalleled insights into the stocks and flows of workers, and build a robust evidence base of workforce statistics from which to inform future needs and interventions.

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Our experience and strengths

We have over ten years’ experience undertaking workforce research, particularly for the primary and construction sectors. Clients typically include industry bodies, government departments and industry training organisations.

Many of our team are approved microdata researchers for the Statistics NZ Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI), a world-leading database that few other organisations have access to. With this access, we can extract insights into not just the size of a workforce, but where workers come from, turnover rates, as well as industry splits by visa status, age, income level and length of tenure.

Our workforce research:

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Uses proprietary modelling approaches to generate unique workforce views

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Builds detailed agent-based models for accurate forecasting and planning around capability needs and training requirements

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Leverages the Statistics New Zealand Data Infrastructure (IDI) to produce genuine workforce insight

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Uses an in-house modelling tool to examine effects over time, run various scenarios and experiment with strategies.

Access to data

Uncover workforce-level insights to plan for future workforce needs

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“Ask the deep questions. Imagine you had access to all the data in the world, what would you want to know? Don’t limit how big your question can be."

Hannah Binnie

Workforce Research Lead, Scarlatti

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“Workforce research can be just the beginning. Scarlatti can help you to use this workforce data to inform programme design, evaluation plans, or modelling."

Hannah Binnie

Workforce Research Lead, Scarlatti

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“Not many people in New Zealand have access to the IDI, but Scarlatti do. This huge data source means we can answer the big questions."

Jonathan Barnard

Workforce Research, Scarlatti Associate

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Featured article

Wellington City Construction Projects Stalling

Scarlatti has undertaken modelling for the Construction Industry Workforce Information Platform to estimate the size of the workforce shortage given the large number of construction projects in different regions including Wellington.

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Our approach

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Models

Scarlatti’s Inchworm (INdustry CHaracterisation of WORkforce Model) tool allows industry bodies to understand the skill needs of a workforce and plan for required training. It can be used to analyse the effects of changes in recruitment, retention and training.

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IDI data

Scarlatti leverages the IDI to gain insight into the size and demographics of a workforce and to understand how the workforce’s characteristics change over time, or following an event or intervention.

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Data analysis

Scarlatti helps industry bodies to understand their workforce by gathering and analysing data on demographics, retention and sources of recruits. We provide insights on how to attract, train, and retain workers.

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Ready to get your project moving?

Contact Scarlatti’s Workforce Research Lead Hannah Binnie to discuss your needs.