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.

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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...

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