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Need C-Suite Buy In? Here’s How to Get It

Imagine a world where every great HR initiative gets properly funded: Retention programs are fully backed by the C-suite, recruitment snafus are nipped in the bud before they become big problems, and even the CFO meets employee engagement initiatives with near-giddy enthusiasm. Sound like…

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…

How Analytics Are Like Windshield Wipers

Imagine you’re driving a Ferrari. You’re going really fast, cruising up and down mountain passes, with nothing in your way. Then it starts to rain. The only problem with your Ferrari is that you don’t have windshield wipers, so you…

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…

Don’t Confuse KPIs and Analytics

Some companies tell me about their plans for people analytics and soon it becomes apparent that their mandate is something difference: they’ve been asked to report KPIs. The difference between analytics and KPIs can be illustrated by how they think…