analytics

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Post date: September 7, 2016
Analytics should be used in organizations to uncover the key people drivers of actual business outcomes (e.g. sales, profits, turnover). Instead, most organizations are using analysis to just create more reports and more metrics.  Misguided metrics typically focus on HR efficiencies, such as time-...
Post date: February 2, 2016
In Jim Collins' renowned book, Good to Great, he vividly brings to life the concept of the flywheel effect: the consistent pushing in a particular direction until enough turns are made, and enough momentum built such that the flywheel propels forward with great speed and fluidity. Collins notes...
Post date: April 12, 2016
In Daniel Pink’s notable TED talk, “The Puzzle of Motivation,” he drew attention to our inability to bring more rigorous thinking, data, and evidence to decision-making in business. We can address that problem by learning how to apply scientific insights to help solve everyday business problems,...
Post date: October 31, 2016
It’s been said that every generation has a distinct personality. The thinking goes that our likes, dislikes, and motivations can be shaped by the shared experiences we live through as a group. Just consider Millennials, (born 1981–2000) who have grown up in an age marked by digital media, a...
Post date: January 7, 2021
People analytics is still a young science, but its promise is so great that more than 70 percent of companies consider it a high priority. The next generation of people analytics goes beyond individuals to understand how human interplay across an enterprise drives overall performance—making work...
Post date: February 18, 2020
Stone-age humans relied on them. Socrates, Confucius and Newton did, too. The Vikings used them to invade Britain. Occam’s Razor is based on them. Franz Gall used them to develop phrenology. Harry Markowitz did as well for selecting stock portfolios; Billy Beane for baseball.  We’re talking about...
Post date: May 24, 2017
Here’s the sad truth: The demand for HR reporting is insatiable. Accurate HR reporting is vastly harder than managers think it is. Most HR reports add little or no value. Let me underline that last point of “little or no value.” A manager at one of my workshops shared a story: An employee doing HR...
Post date: June 13, 2017
Machine. Artificial. Automated. These can seem counterintuitive words for a profession with “human” at its core. But central to the shift toward machine learning is a very human need: data on our side and on our team to back up our instincts, to help us win the talent wars and to create...
Post date: August 10, 2016
A heavy workload, job pressures—from peers and supervisors—and mobile technology have made it easier for workers to put in office hours even while they’re sitting on a beach. Workations are an all too common occurrence today, and it’s gotten to the point where unplugging doesn’t feel normal anymore...
Post date: July 18, 2019
The rapid advancements in high-quality human resources data and analytics over the past few years have dramatically enhanced the influence of CHROs. This is obviously great for the careers of HR professionals, but also for the health of firms that are taking advantage of the insights to make...