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.

Multinational employers would rather upskill their existing HR teams members to analyze workforce data and put it to use. That goal becomes increasingly realistic as more products become available to help make data and analytics accessible. According to Innovation Generation: the Big HR tech Disconnect, a report...
ENGAGE Talent and PredictiveHR will jointly offer an AI-driven talent analytics platform that melds internal employee data with analytics on industries and competitors.  The companies say this is the first product to compile an organization’s internal talent data, AI-driven metrics on its talent data...
Workday gave partners a “sneak peek” of a new blockchain-powered credentialing platform at Workday Altitude, its partners and services conference. The company has also begun alpha testing the service. In a blog post, Senior Vice President Jon Ruggiero said the effort, which he didn’t name, has...
Visier added “what if” capabilities to its Visier People solution. The features are designed to help front-line managers prepare for future recruiting and retention needs. The what if models are meant to “take the uncertainty out of the future,” said Ian Cook, the company’s...
Visier introduced an analytics feature that provides up-to-date visibility into the state of their organization’s diversity and inclusion efforts. The SaaS solution helps identify opportunities and risks to aid HR and business leaders as they develop strategies around achieving their organization’s D&I goals. The product, called Visier People,...
Still struggling to find talent, more than half of employers plan to revamp their talent acquisition strategy within the next two years. At the same time, a surprisingly low number use workforce analytics in their TA efforts. According to a study by Kronos, How High-performing Organizations Compete...
Recruiting relationship software provider Beamery released of Search Assist, a “Behavioral Boolean” tool customers can use to combine keywords, geographic and historical information with live behavioral data and candidate interactions into highly targeted search strings for use in their CRM database. Beamery said Search Assist is the first...
In this Point of View, Adam Rogers, Chief Technology Officer at Ultimate software, describes how HR can provide meaningful insights into the overall health of an organization. Companies are drowning in data. Every organization uses data in some way to glean relevant, actionable insights and guide corporate strategy...
HR professionals believe they’ve come a long way in their use of data, with more than half saying they’re comfortable using prescriptive and predictive analytics. Unfortunately, many corporate leaders and Finance professionals don’t believe them. That could make for trouble down the road, as more observers see a need for...
  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...

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