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.

Employee health data has jumped in value as employers struggle to manage both their business and workforce amidst the spreading coronavirus. Though no one’s happy with the circumstance, some vendors might find more willing listeners once the pandemic subsides. The tools of one such...
Oracle rolled out a new data science platform for Oracle Cloud, with a service called Infrastructure Data Science at its core. The system is meant to help data scientists collaborate on and deploy machine learning models. Oracle said Infrastructure Data Science is different from other offerings...
Cornerstone OnDemand, SAP, SumTotal Systems and Ultimate Software are among the 15 HCM and educational technology vendors who’ve become founding members of a nonprofit focused on the research and development of blockchain solutions and promoting their adoption. The nonprofit, called the Velocity Network Foundation, seeks to create...
On January 1st, the highly contentious overtime rule will take effect after years of negotiation. The new rules will impact an estimated 1.3 million workers and, of course, their employers. We spoke with Ian Cook, Visier’s vice president of people solutions, about the new rule’s implications and how analytics can help...
Qualtrics, the SAP-owned experience management solutions provider, launched a flavor of EmployeeXM that targets IT executives who want to measure their employees’ technology experiences, then use the data to close gaps and understand where to invest in the future. Qualtrics said it stress-tested the product, called EmployeeXM...
Paycor rolled out at a new analytics package designed to make workforce analytics more accessible to HR managers. Powered by Visier, Paycor Analytics helps HR recognize patterns and identify problem areas so they can develop strategies to address issues in both the near and long terms. The...
ADP announced new features for its analytics platform ADP DataCloud to improve its user experience and leverage machine learning to make better use of the workforce data the company compiles from some 30 million employees. Jack Berkowitz, ADP’s senior vice president of product development, said the...
In this Point of View, Adam Rogers, co-CEO and chief technology officer at Ultimate Software, shows why unstructured data can drive game-changing use of advanced technologies. Decision makers love data. But until recently, organizations have primarily relied on structured data—highly organized data...
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...