Archive | Data & Analytics

No one can question the importance of analytics in the business world. As the technology behind data use becomes more sophisticated, HR departments are challenged to find metrics that provide true and accurate measures of both their performance and that of the organization’s workforce as a whole. Here we examine the progress of technology surrounding data’s use and explore how companies can ensure they’re measuring the correct things.

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Amazon Debacle Spotlights Machine Learning’s Achilles Heel

AI and machine learning enthusiasts don’t like to talk about it much, but get a drink into them and sooner or later they’ll admit metrics have biases. Amazon’s just learned that lesson the hard way. About two weeks ago Amazon, which has pushed the use of AI into nearly every corner of its operations, took […]

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Why There’s More Than Just Glint in LinkedIn’s Eye

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for LinkedIn. On October 8, the Microsoft unit acquired the engagement platform Glint, saying “Both companies are focused on helping make people more successful at work, and building winning teams.” A few days later, at its annual Talent Connect conference, LinkedIn showed off features that give employers deeper […]

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New Workday Products Focus on Actually Using Data

Workday launched products this week designed to help employers make better use of a data by identifying connections and trends, then presenting results and scenarios in simple terms. The first product, Workday People Analytics, will give employers a look into critical workforce trends and help them understand their most likely drivers. The second is a […]

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Evolving AI Will Play Key Role In Tech Hiring And Firing

In this guest column, Adam Rogers, chief technology officer of Ultimate Software, describes where he believes AI and machine learning will lead HCM technology. Despite the intrinsic contradiction, it’s clear that artificial intelligence and machine learning are primed to play a leading role in the future of human capital management. As CTO of a software […]

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LinkedIn Opens Up Talent Insights Tool

LinkedIn officially launched Talent Insights this morning, making available its first self-service analytics product. The news comes a day after Microsoft announced further integrations of LinkedIn into MS Office. Talent Insights provides companies with access to LinkedIn’s global database of more than 575 million professionals, 20 million companies and 15 million active job listings. The […]

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Sprint’s New IoT Platform Has Possibilities for Workforce Data

Sprint unveiled an IoT platform it calls Curiosity, which allows enterprises to manage IoT devices and connectivity across SIM profiles and quickly generate information from device data collected through the system’s core. While the platform wasn’t created with HR issues in mind, it could be a foundation for improved employee tracking and other types of […]

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People Power Through Predictive Analytics

In this guest column, Cecile Alper-Leroux, vice president of HCM Innovation at Ultimate Software, discusses how by working together, HR and IT can use predictive analytics to create a new workplace paradigm that recognizes people as a company’s most important asset. By suggesting a probable future for your employees, predictive analytics gives senior executives greater confidence […]

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Onboarding Investment Lags Despite HR’s Emphasis

More business leaders see onboarding as a strategic activity, according to a report released by SilkRoad at the HR Technology Conference in Las Vegas. At the same time, they’re not so ready to put their money where their mouths are. Silkroad—which provides onboarding software and services—said corporate leaders increasingly see employee engagement as an important […]

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ADP Mobile App Now Offers Workforce Analytics

ADP has added an “Insights” feature to its Mobile Solutions app, allowing managers and business leaders to receive real-time workforce analytics while away from their desks. Using—what else—AI and machine learning, the feature continually tracks wage, time, location, industry, and other types of data to uncover trends and other insights that can be incorporated into […]

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LinkedIn Talent Insights

LinkedIn Set to Give Recruiters Direct Access to Analytics

LinkedIn is preparing to launch Talent Insights, a self-serve product that provides talent professionals with direct access to data and analytics on talent pools and companies. When it becomes available in October, users will be able to tap into data and insights and better understand labor market trends, the competitive talent landscape and job seeker […]

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