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6 Steps for Making Smart Decisions With Wearables Data

Several years ago, data gathered from sociometric badges (wearable devices equipped with sensors) revealed something interesting about the Bank of America’s call center employees: Those with the fastest “average call handling time” were also the most social. The company then…

Three Reasons Why HR Needs Data Science

Data science has crept into so many areas of business that even smaller companies have begun to adopt some of the techniques large organizations have been using to better understand their customers and their business. Increasingly, data science is making…

6 Steps to Great Talent Reviews

It’s great news that talent reviews have become almost universal in larger organizations, avoiding the fads that have overtaken HR processes like performance management. The fact that most companies do them, however, doesn’t mean that they’re done well. We often…

Make Solving the Business Problem Your Anchor

I remember hearing myself when I used the phrase, “Let strategic and business be your anchor” with a group of HR professionals. The famous phrase, “We’re in the people business serving coffee, not the coffee business serving people, was uttered…

What SMBs Can do to Keep Employee Records Safe

My company provides cloud storage for secure file management in small and medium-sized businesses. Since employee involvement is key in data protection, we wanted to help business professionals to understand the level of confidentiality of the information contained in standard office documents….

HR Analytics: How to Tell Your Data Story

For decades, HR organizations have operated with a “softer approach” to business, relying more on intuition and less on hard facts to make workforce decisions. It’s an approach that allows HR practitioners to get the job done, but makes it…