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Be Cautious — 8 Lessons for Sound Talent Analytics

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Data gathering and analysis are touted as the solution to many talent acquisition issues. Talent functions have added a statistician, data scientist, or at least someone good at crunching data, but very few have thought out the implications of data analysis or established guidelines for using the results. A few companies including Google,…

Are HR Measures Really Too Soft and Subjective?

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By David C. Forman In his new book, Fearless HR — Driving Business Results, argues that HR cannot move forward until it directly addresses the historical perceptions that have constrained its standing in organizations. He identifies five specific biases, and one is that “HR Measures are Too Soft and Subjective.”  He examines this view in terms…

Resist the Temptation To Do Everything (Part 5 of a 5-part Series on Upping the Ante on Talent Acquisition)

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This is the fifth and final article in a series (part 1; part 2; part 3; part 4) on how to redefine recruitment. The author, a veteran recruiting leader within several global consulting firms, contends that the recruitment function at many professional services has become so specialized that recruiters have lost their all-important close connection to…

Embrace Measurement and Metrics (Part 4 of a 5-part Series on Upping the Ante on Talent Acquisition)

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This is the fourth article in a series (part 1; part 2; part 3) on how to redefine recruitment. The author, a veteran recruiting leader within several global consulting firms, contends that the recruitment function has become so specialized that recruiters have lost their all-important close connection to the business, which is hurting their ability…

Is Quality of Hire a Vaguely Valid Business Metric?

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In November I wrote about Linkedin’s 2016 Global Recruiting Trends Report (you can re-read it here) and took them to task about their methodology. Turns out they did a bit of a miscalculation and corrected data that looked askew. Good for them. As I looked at a relatively new infographic about their survey data,…

OK, You’re an HR Leader and Have HR Data. Now What?

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It’s no secret that HR organizations traditionally have lagged their finance and sales brethren in their use of data analytics. According to analyst Josh Bersin, only 4 percent of companies currently are using predictive analytics due to two primary challenges: Many companies are distracted by efforts to replace outdated HR systems (which, ironically, may…

The Top 4 Talent Management Trends You Should Watch For in 2016

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As companies prepare for the year ahead, business leaders and HR professionals might want to consider four key talent management trends in 2016: A rethinking of the annual performance review; Improving corporate culture and employee engagement; Finding new methods to source talent; Using analytics to drive better talent decisions. 1. A new approach…

2016 Forecasts and Predictions: More Hiring, Higher Wages, Longer Fill Times

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Death and taxes may be the only certainties in life, though new year forecasts and predictions have to be close seconds. 2016 is no exception. Here’s a look at some of what we can expect in the months ahead: Dice, the tech career site, says almost 8 in 10 hiring managers expect to…

People and Data Can’t Be Friends as the Sex Part Always Gets in the Way

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For those of you who don’t know me, as chief analyst I get to interact with a lot of people and data for a living. Actually I have been doing exactly that long before my current role, but I can now unequivocally tell you that people and data can’t be friends as the sex…