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Creating impact through insights for HR technology providers and their customers

At Activ8 Intelligence, we know that HR technology providers want to give their customers accessible, actionable and impactful people analytics.

Because of that, we built illumin8HR.

illumin8HR is a people analytics solution that gathers and analyses disparate HR related data, alerting HR leaders and people managers to timely, relevant insights that require action. illumin8HR gives users a deeper understanding of why these issues are occurring by identifying root causes and providing pathways to resolution. This informs shared action plans which are tracked and measured to drive improvements.

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Whether your customers require accessible reports and dashboards or more advanced actionable and impactful insights, illumin8HR is a scalable platform that can cater for them all.

For the busy people manager, illumin8HR distils everything down to one screen, no matter how many systems are involved.


  • Delivers best practice reporting
    Out-of-the-box metrics, KPIs and dashboards
  • Presents insights
    Automatically found insights that require action
  • Informs decisions
    Detects root causes, provides relevant content and enables collaboration
  • Drives actions
    Facilitates targeted action plans driven by behavioural nudges
  • Measures impacts
    Understand and track impact of corrective actions

A lot of analytics tools provide dashboarding, but we take it further. For the busy people manager, illumin8HR distils everything down to one screen, no matter how many systems are involved and removes the guesswork and bias out of important people decisions.

We know that our product is only as good as the difference it makes. So, we’re proud of our fifteen-year track record in developing it. And we’re even more proud of the partners and businesses that have used it to deliver outstanding business performance.

Shine a light on the areas that matter for your customers

Our prescriptive analytics solution helps our partners’ customers better address areas such as:

Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging

Insights on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are identified and presented without conscious or unconscious bias, allowing users to truly understand any DEI&B issues within their organisation and address them.

Employee experience and wellbeing

illumin8HR identifies and highlights trends in areas such as absence, performance and staff turnover that could point to an issue with employee wellbeing or a need for training.

Productivity and performance

illumin8HR can automatically explore and understand the wide range of factors that can impact employee productivity and uncover trends which may otherwise be difficult to find.

Strategic workforce planning

illumin8HR provides a clear picture of an organisation’s workforce and can help identify gaps in talent, recurring labour issues, training requirements and more.

How illumin8HR works

illumin8HR searches the metrics looking for statistically significant insights that are important in HR terms. Once found, they are delivered to the relevant user in easy-to-understand language, with supporting visualisations.

Users can collaborate within illumin8HR through modern chat functionality where insights can be easily shared and discussed with colleagues. Relevant curated resources such as company policies and previous successful action plans can also be shared within the solution to help managers understand issues and make decisions.

Managers can create action plans to tackle the insight. illumin8HR then tracks progress, the core metric and secondary metrics and uses internal benchmarking to deliver behavioural nudges. These nudges are delivered over time to help keep the action plan on track.

Progress can be tracked from the starting point of the action plan for the core metrics and associated secondary metrics. The action plan contains charts mapping out the progress of each contributing metric so that progress can be seen at a glance.

As a partner, you can easily tailor the modules and metrics you offer to your customers based on the data you have available in your core technology, whilst your end customers can prioritise what they see according to their business goals.

The data warehouse has the flexibility to be extended to take in other data sources allowing partners to truly tailor their own unique solution.

illumin8HR supports single sign on allowing access from your own systems. A user’s data access can be replicated from the host system and you will have full control over access including functional, content and data access.

The illumin8HR Solution

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What our Partners Say

  • Activ8’s leading technology fits perfectly with our mission, which is to make human resources management easier for employees, managers and most of all HR. illumin8HR not only converts HR data into easily accessible and understandable insights but automatically surfaces vital trends so HR and line managers can take a proactive and informed approach to resolving people issues.

    John Hixon, R&D Director, Cezanne HR

  • Activ8 work hand in hand with our product, operations and commercial teams, supporting SD Worx wherever they can to assist our customers in using insights and strengthening their understanding of the positive impact it can have. Thanks to illumin8HR, HR managers can play a more strategic role and help their business thrive. It’s a real value added partnership and the Activ8 team are totally committed to helping us achieve our goals.

    Stephen Ousley, Head of Portfolio, SD Worx UK & Ireland

  • "The Activ8 product gives us a leading people analytics solution that aligns with our best of breed partnership model and provides significant opportunity to impact Visma Raet’s customer retention, margins and new business sales."

    Sander Odijk, Director Sales, Marketing & Partner Management, Visma

  • "illumin8HR has become a core component of our value proposition for the NHS and the strategic impact we can have. Our reporting has always been key to helping trusts manage their temporary workforce and with illumin8HR, we span both temporary and substantive workforce data to bring a holistic view to HR Directors and their teams, delivering actionable insights."

    Judith Shaw, Managing Director, Liaison Group

  • "Almost all our customers produce far more data than they can analyse. illumin8HR makes it simple by giving them a view into the most critical trends in their workforce and an understanding of the most likely drivers behind events in their data."

    Micha Schopman, Product Manager Business Intelligence, Visma

  • "We have now rolled out illumin8HR in several trusts, supporting them on their analytics journey to move from spreadsheets and siloed data sets to joined up and accessible insights across all their workforce data sources. Our workforce advisory programmes are aligned to helping them introduce new ways of working to address the challenges illumin8HR identifies, such as back to work schemes and flexible working practices that measurably enable them to attract and retain valued staff."

    David Jones-Stanley, Head of Workforce Advisory Services, Liaison Group

  • "Through illumin8HR we will be driving team sharing and collaboration capabilities, enabling interaction with data in exciting new ways and delivering a big impact on people’s daily lives."

    Sander Odijk, Director Sales, Marketing & Partner Management, Visma

  • "With illumin8HR, we’re elevating the level of conversation we can have with strategic decision makers in the NHS who are tackling daily challenges with filling vacancies, skills shortages, retention and absence. Rather than wading through data, the technology is giving them a clearer understanding of root causes so HR teams and managers can make fact-based decisions."

    Laurence Ansell, Commercial Director, Liaison Group

  • "illumin8HR makes complex HR analytics accessible and easy to use for everyone. The solution is integrated with our product portfolio and transforms data coming from multiple sources into visually accessible actionable insights."

    Micha Schopman, Product Manager Business Intelligence, Visma

  • "Through the use of this product, Liaison Workforce are helping us realise the potential of workforce data and develop a data focused view to support efforts in managing Covid related absence."

    Deputy Director of Finance, NHS Trust (end user)

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