Talent Analytics

Manage HR Data

Manage HR Data

The Challenge The volume of data available to HR has increased exponentially over the past 30 years, overwhelming organizations with the wide variety of possible metrics to track and report. Most organizations are not yet realizing value from their talent analytics investments; only 8% of senior HR leaders believe they are getting returns and just 15% of business leaders have changed a decision in... »

Best Practices For Building Talent In Analytics

Best Practices For Building Talent In Analytics

Companies across all industries depend more and more on analytics and insights to run their businesses profitably. But, attracting, managing and retaining talented personnel to execute on those strategies remains a challenge. This is not the case for consumer products heavyweight The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G), which has been at the top of its analytics game for 50 years now. During th... »

Talent Analytics: Old Wine In New Bottles?

Talent Analytics: Old Wine In New Bottles?

A day does not pass without my receiving multiple emails announcing webinars, publications, and workshops focused on talent analytics. Talent analytics has become an important area in both consulting firms and corporations. Most of the discussion of analytics emphasizes how much can be gained by better talent utilization and the ability of analytics and big data to improve overall organizational p... »

5 Steps to Transform HR with Predictive Talent Analytics

5 Steps to Transform HR with Predictive Talent Analytics

Every story has a beginning, and the story of Human Resources began in the 1950s (remember Personnel?). A lot has changed since then: the technology boom, four workforce generations, drastic changes in world economics and in the way we all work. Because HR is still so young in comparison to other mainstay professions like law or medicine, it is still facing its first round of major changes. Big da... »

Better Recruiting Metrics Lead to Better Talent Analytics

Better Recruiting Metrics Lead to Better Talent Analytics

According to Josh Bersin in Deloitte’s 2013 report, Talent Analytics: From Small Data to Big Data, 75% of HR leaders acknowledge analytics are important to the success of their organizations. But 51% have no formal talent analytics plans in place. Nearly 40% say they don’t have the resources to conduct sound talent analytics. Asked to rate their own workforce analytics skills, another 56% said poo... »

Aligning Sales Talent to Drive YOUR Business Goals

Aligning Sales Talent to Drive YOUR Business Goals

A confluence of new capabilities is creating an innovative, more precise approach to performance improvement. New approaches include advanced analytics, refined sales competency and behavioral models, adaptive learning, and multiple forms of technology enablement. In a prior post (The Myth of the Ideal Sales Profile) we explored an emerging new paradigm that is disrupting traditional thinking with... »

Big, Bad Data: How Talent Analytics Will Make It Work In HR

Big, Bad Data: How Talent Analytics Will Make It Work In HR

Here’s a mind-blowing fact to spark up the late-summer doldrums: research from IBM IBM -2.56% shows that 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone. I find this fascinating. Which means that companies have access to an unprecedented amount of information: insights, intelligence, trends, future-casting. In terms of HR, it’s a gold mine of Big Data. This past spr... »

How Google Is Using People Analytics To Completely Reinvent HR

How Google Is Using People Analytics To Completely Reinvent HR

First of two parts If you haven’t seen it in the news, after its stock price broke the $800 barrier last month, Google moved into the No. 3 position among the most valuable firms in the world. Google is clearly the youngest firm among the leaders; it has surprisingly been less than a decade since Google’s IPO. Most companies on the top 20 market cap list could be accurately described as “old schoo... »

Talent analytics in practice

Talent analytics in practice

Analytics is an exciting and fast-growing area in human resources, but many companies are lagging. How can they address this game-changing area of HR to move quickly and methodically into the future? HR is evolving into a data-driven function, with the focus shifting from simply reporting data to enabling the business to make informed talent decisions, predict employee performance, and conduct adv... »

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