Archive | 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.

Pymetrics Brain

Pymetrics Links Neuro- and Data Science to Streamline Applicant Screening

New York-based Pymetrics is betting that it can minimize bias and improve the performance of candidate-screening by identifying the traits that contribute to a person’s success in a role and applying them to your incoming job applications. Everyone talks about bias in recruiting, and more HR experts are looking to technology to be at least part […]

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Investors Want More Workforce Data from Public Companies

Human Resource’s efforts to integrate itself more fully into business operations and strategy got a shot in the arm last week when an international group of institutional investors petitioned the Securities and Exchange Commission to require publicly traded companies to disclose information on human capital management policies, practices and performance.  The group, the Human Capital Management Coalition, […]

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Microsoft Workplace Analytics

Microsoft’s New ‘Workplace Analytics’ Uses Office 365 Data to Measure Productivity

Microsoft has unveiled Workplace Analytics, an add-on to Office 365 Enterprise plans that gathers aggregate metadata from Office 365 users and puts it to work generating information that’s largely about productivity. As an example, it can crunch email and calendar data to calculate how many meetings workers attend each week, how much time they spend […]

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SHRM 17 Recap: The Coming Mobile Divide, New Opportunities in Data

SHRM’s annual conference is something that has to be experienced to be appreciated. This year, 15,415 HR professionals attended 226 presentations and walked more than 200,000 square feet of exhibit space showing off the products of 648 vendors. What couldn’t be estimated was how many attendees appreciated the irony of eating box lunches in New […]

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Data Silos

‘People Analytics’ By Itself Will Only Take You So Far

After several years of focus by vendors and consultants, and sometimes-grudging acceptance by HR departments, discussions about people analytics have turned pragmatic: HR leaders are more likely to embrace the idea that data has a role in their mission, practitioners are more likely to see the usefulness of learning the basics of data analysis, and vendors are […]

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Hiring Managers Want More Data-Driven Recruiting

Despite their companies spending more money on recruiting, 52 percent of hiring managers say they can’t predict how well new employees will perform over the long term, according to a study published by workforce intelligence provider Visier. Besides that, the Vancouver-based company said 71 percent want HR to improve its recruiting process. Among other things, […]

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