Data, Metrics, & Analytics Archives

What SMBs Can do to Keep Employee Records Safe

My company provides cloud storage for secure file management in small and medium-sized businesses. Since employee involvement is key in data protection, we wanted to help business professionals to understand the level of confidentiality of the information contained in standard office documents. With that goal, we created a self-assessment tool with data protection tips. More than 500 professionals…

The HR Skills You’ll Need In the Age of AI

In a recent TLNT article on the dawning age of AI and automation, TLNT Editor John Zappe states, As an HR leader you need to start thinking about the potential impact (because) human resource professionals are directly accountable for the well-being of the organization and the individuals in it. Research predicts up to…

5 Challenges to Getting Your HRMS Do Real Analytics

Leaders across the organization recognize that making workforce decisions based on facts and data — instead of intuition alone — is a key route to increasing their impact on the business. Now, more than ever, business leaders need strategic insight and the ability to model how workforce trends impact revenue and profits — quickly…

Help Wanted: 75,000 Data Privacy Officers Needed (Why You Should Care About the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation)

May 25, 2018 — mark the date. That’s the day when the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation comes into force. So why is this a big deal? The EU already has a data protection law that covers how data collected from citizens of its member states is stored and used. To use a cliche…

HR Analytics: How to Tell Your Data Story

For decades, HR organizations have operated with a “softer approach” to business, relying more on intuition and less on hard facts to make workforce decisions. It’s an approach that allows HR practitioners to get the job done, but makes it more challenging to align HR strategy with business value. Thanks to the digital…

It’s Not the Data, But What You Do With It That Matters

Picture this: It’s a Friday morning, and five senior executives walk into a conference room to meet with the CEO — Operations, Sales, Finance, Marketing and Human Resources. The Operations VP starts with a dashboard clearly indicating improved operational efficiency, productivity gains and cost savings for the quarter, as well as projections for…

“Small Data” Can Have a Big Impact When You Get Started in Analytics

David Green joined IBM about a year ago to help IBM customers grow their people analytics and technology. He has been involved with HR since the late 90’s and also writes and speaks about data driven HR. Historically, HR decisions used ‘gut and intuition’ to drive decisions. Now the use of data in…

Deloitte Report: Technology Is Changing All the Rules

Deloitte’s annual human capital report was just published. I look forward to this one every year because it’s backed by a massive amount of data collection and analysis, it’s easy to read, it always throws at least one curve ball, and there’s a TON of useful information. This may be the most on…

Facing a Shortage of Candidates? Discover and Use the Right ‘Attraction Factors’

They call it talent attraction for a reason. Because, obviously, the primary role of the function is to literally “attract” the very best candidates. But when a recruiting function is only guessing about what draws in desirable candidates, it will face a perennial shortage of applicants. In fact, I estimate that the average…

Is Your Diversity Recruitment Struggling? Maybe You’re Making These Mistakes

Lack of workforce diversity has placed a magnifying glass on the hiring practices of organizations in all industries. It’s about being more thoughtful in granting everyone equal access to employment opportunities and also opening your doors to a wider range of talent that may just the very thing you need to succeed in…

The 5 Most Effective Talent-acquisition Metrics to Influence the C-Suite

As we spend insurmountable seconds, minutes, hours, and nights interacting as influencers and navigators to our C-level partners on the front lines of talent attraction, engagement, and optimization, you’d think asking an operator eloquently, “what is most important to our enterprise as it relates to talent?” would be the clincher, right? Well, as…

The “Smarts” In the Systems You Have Can Make You Really Smart

We are rapidly moving from a world where HR analytics was a dream to one where it’s a well-understood tool. One illustration of this is the evolution of analytics software from general purpose tools to systems that have HR smarts already built-in. This matters a lot to companies that are not making fast…

On the Four Stages of Workforce Analytics, Where Are You?

When it comes to your HR projects list this year, put workforce analytics first. The talent management industry has been discussing workforce analytics for years, but 2016 witnessed some of the biggest leaps toward true big data capabilities. Organizations are moving from the simplest stages of workforce data analysis—”descriptive and diagnostic” analytics —…