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Data Journalism for HR: A Beginner’s Guide

For the average person, data without a narrative is like a trip into the wilderness without a compass: overwhelming and disorienting. But when the facts are tied together by a good story, an otherwise intimidating journey turns into an enriching experience….

It’s Not Complicated. HR Is About the People

Andrea Butcher thinks we’ve over-complicated HR. “We’re making tools and processes for the business and not for people,” Butcher tells her Indianapolis audience of HR professionals. “So no wonder people don’t like us, because we complicated it. We’re confusing it.”…

5 Ways CFOs and CHROs Can Drive Performance Together

There’s been plenty written on the differences between the “people side” and the “numbers side” of business, and yet organizations with a high level of collaboration between HR and finance departments perform better. While many in the C-suite still see…

4 Steps to Becoming a Valued Business Partner

What if you could speak a language understood by everyone in the world? What, you say. There is no such language. Ashley Vella, an Amazon HR business partner, disagrees with you. Math, she explains in the DisruptHR video from Vancouver,…

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…