Peace Corps Deploying SPSS Predictive Analytics for Volunteer Surveys
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SPSS Inc. (NASDAQ:SPSS), a leading worldwide provider of predictive analytics software, today announced that the Peace Corps is deploying SPSS predictive analytics software to survey volunteer satisfaction. These studies investigate the safety and security of volunteers; evaluate training preparedness, and overall satisfaction of those that serve.
“Peace Corps volunteers have an innate desire to help others, and SPSS is quite proud that our software is being used to protect and prepare these volunteers for such a worthy endeavor”
Since 1961, the Peace Corps has shared with the world America's most precious resource—its people. Peace Corps volunteers serve in 73 countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, and the Middle East. Collaborating with local community members, volunteers work in areas like education, youth outreach, health, environment, agriculture and business development.
To better prepare and ensure the safety of volunteers, the organization surveys their volunteers at two points of their service—once during, and once when they complete service. The results from the surveys are analyzed and utilized throughout the agency in a multitude of ways, with the ultimate goal of improving the volunteer experience. Additionally, the Peace Corps uses SPSS to study volunteer and applicant demographics that are used internally, in reports to Congress, and in strategic plans.
“Peace Corps volunteers have an innate desire to help others, and SPSS is quite proud that our software is being used to protect and prepare these volunteers for such a worthy endeavor,” said SPSS President and CEO Jack Noonan.
About Peace Corps
The Peace Corps is celebrating a 45-year legacy of service at home and abroad, and a 30-year high for volunteers in the field. Since 1961, more than 182,000 volunteers have helped promote a better understanding between Americans and the people of the 138 countries where volunteers have served. Peace Corps volunteers must be U.S. citizens and at least 18 years of age. Peace Corps service is a 27-month commitment. For additional information, please visit www.peacecorps.gov.
About SPSS Inc.
SPSS Inc. (NASDAQ:SPSS) is a leading worldwide provider of predictive analytics software and solutions. The company's predictive analytics technology connects data to effective strategic action by drawing reliable conclusions about current conditions and critical future events. More than 250,000 commercial, academic, and public sector customers rely on SPSS technology to help increase revenue, reduce costs, improve important processes, and detect and prevent fraud. More than 95 percent of the Fortune 1000 companies are SPSS customers. Founded in 1968, SPSS is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. For additional information, please visit www.spss.com.
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