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.

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...
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...
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...
Less than half of CEOs recognize HR for its capability and competence, and less than 40 percent of HR executives believe they have the right mix of HCM technology applications “to effectively execute against business goals.” That's one of the findings of Mercer's 2017 HR Transformation Study–How HR Needs to...
Restless Bandit, a San Francisco-based firm begun in October 2016, focuses on what it calls talent rediscovery: the idea that employers should spend more time searching for candidates whose profiles are already in their database. These are people, CEO Steve Goodman observes, who your recruiting and HR teams have already...
Every year begins and ends with predictions about the dramatic developments we should expect to see in business, politics and life in general over the coming 12 months. The world of HCM technology is no different, and since November we've read more articles about what disruptions to expect in...
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...
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...

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