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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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 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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Surprise! Employees Don’t Like Workplace Monitoring

Employers are increasingly gathering a wide range of data on employees, including their personal social media use as well as their workplace behavior. Employees aren’t happy. According to the HR Metrics & Analytics Summit, 80 percent of organizations use employee records and data to measure performance. “A fair number” use the same information to measure […]

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People Analytics Effectiveness Has Dropped Since 2014

The application of workforce analytics has experienced a “stunning regression” since 2014, according to a recent report. This comes despite aggressive efforts by data experts and HCM consultants to inject the use of analytics into everything from candidate screening to engagement measurement and workforce planning. The 2018 Global Leadership Forecast—by the leadership development firm Development […]

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Trust Issues Have Potential to Slow Adoption of Analytics, Report Says

While HCM technology vendors trumpet their advancements in artificial intelligence and analytics, it appears their customers’ executives are increasingly nervous about the possible repercussions of relying on flawed data or analytics. According to KPMG’s “Guardians of Trust” report, just 35 percent of executives have “a high trust level” when it comes to the way their […]

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KeenCorp’s Engagement-Tracking Tool Looks Like a Game-Changer

One of the most promising tools for truly measuring engagement is growing its presence in Europe and now entering the U.S. KeenCorp, headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, integrates its software with company email systems to gauge how employees feel at any given moment. Unlike surveys, it requires no effort by employees and, by layering into […]

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Q&A: Pathgather Sees ‘Peer Learning’ as L&D’s Future

We spoke with Eric Duffy, the founder and CEO of New York-based Pathgather, a learning-platform provider that sees organizations becoming “universities of the 21st century.” To Duffy, learning departments face huge challenges when it comes to keeping up with content production, rapidly changing development needs and an ever-expanding list of topics to cover. For many, […]

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