Data

Don’t Be Afraid of Poor Analytics

If you’ve taken any analytics or statistics courses, you’ll have been bombarded with cautions about how analytics can go wrong. For example: Random outcomes appear meaningful to the untrained eye. Small sample sizes give misleading results. Without good control groups,…

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…

How to Use Data to Make Better Hires

There has been a lot of buzz around the use of people analytics, but the evidence for its impact has been sparse. Now, though, we have emerging evidence that people analytics can successfully be applied to improve hiring. This new…

5 Challenges to Getting Your HRMS Do Real Analytics

Leaders across the organization recognize that making workforce decisions based on facts and data — instead of intuition alone — is a key route to increasing their impact on the business. Now, more than ever, business leaders need strategic insight and…

Sometimes, Opinion Is Better Than Data

One common mistake of HR analytics professionals is to overplay the idea that only objective data has value. To balance the scales, here are some situations where objective data may be less useful than informed opinion: When the objective data…

Improve Your Hiring Quality With These 3 Measures

One of the most valuable performance metrics for recruitment is the quality of each hire made. However, most talent leaders believe they aren’t measuring quality of hire effectively. According to LinkedIn’s 2016 Global Recruiting survey, only 33% of respondents feel that…

Measuring the Value of Both Types of Diversity

In 1979, a Korn Ferry International survey of Fortune 1000 firms found that females and African-Americans comprised less than 0.5% and 0.2% respectively of the list’s 1,708 senior executives. In the subsequent 37 years, progress has been forthcoming, but slow. Although not a direct…