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March 10, 2016

Capturing Data Exhaust Without Asphyxiation

Data is disruptive. It has the potential to drive change as massive as the advent of the automobile. And like car exhaust, data analysis creates its own byproduct. In the analytics and reporting world, a new concept of “data exhaust” is rising. “Data exhaust” refers to the thoughts and ideas […]
March 1, 2016

The Secret to the Most Productive New Hires

How fast can we bring our new hires up to speed? Do we need a 6 week on-boarding program? Or is 4 weeks enough to get them going and productive? If you don’t measure, you’ll never know. To find out how long your on-boarding process takes to get employees going, […]
February 18, 2016

Calculating the Cost of Absence

“I’m on vacation.” “I have a doctor appointment.” “My kid is sick.” Sound familiar? Between vacations, sick days, appointments and family obligations, there are a thousand and one reasons that your employees can’t come to work. But no matter how legitimate they are, these absences take a toll on your […]
January 27, 2016

The Politics of Workforce Analytics

Workforce analytics is like a political campaign. You have your measurement strategy, information gatherers (pollsters), and a campaign manager who strategizes and directs the moving pieces of the campaign. Your company, of course, is the stunningly attractive candidate who stands to win big and your constituents are your employees, leaders, […]
December 16, 2015

Making Workforce Analytics Your New Year’s Resolution

Each December, we resolve to achieve awesome things in the new year. We’ll double our profits, get ten major clients, or hire A-list employees for every new job opening. Whatever our resolutions are, we start with the best of intentions, but over the course of the year we can let […]
November 25, 2015
Turning metrics into profits

How to Turn Business Metrics into Profits

Every day, whether or not we realize it, we are measuring things in order to make our lives better. From the length of our commutes to the size of our retirement plans to the amount of space left on our DVRs, we want to know where we stand and how […]
November 3, 2015

Workforce Analytics: Where Lost Opportunity Knocks

Organizations are evolving faster than ever, and too many managers and HR leaders operate under the assumption that what they are doing is working. But is your company truly keeping up with the global economy that is emerging around it? To determine which strategies are working, leaders need to measure […]
October 21, 2015

External Benchmarks: Your HR Litmus Test

If you’ve been in the business world long enough, you hear the term “benchmarking” tossed around quite a bit. According to Bain & Company, “The objective of benchmarking is to find examples of superior performance and to understand the processes and practices driving that performance.” Do the same objectives hold […]
September 17, 2015

A Volcanic Disruption of Data

When you think of big data, any of the following phrases might come to mind: growth, explosion, flood, torrent, etc. With 2.7 zetabytes of data existing in the digital universe today, there’s no other way to describe the amount of data businesses are dealing with than the words we just […]
August 27, 2015
The data made me do it

The Data Made Me Do It!

Data science is all about the numbers, but those numbers always have a story to tell. For example, they can identify human capital risks, such as attrition and turnover, as well as future human capital demands like training and benefits. In this blog post, we have a story to share […]
August 13, 2015

A Story Tells A Thousand Pictures

While businesses become more adept at capturing big data, few are really leveraging data’s predictive power because they fail to take into account the context of that information. But that doesn’t stop them from producing charts and graphs to depict data. Don’t get us wrong – these graphics are useful […]
July 30, 2015
Incomplete picture of employee performance

HR’s Incomplete Picture of Performance

Measuring human resources (HR) performance is a standard for successful organizations, but the challenge of HR measurement emerges when senior management asks HR to provide a holistic view of workforce performance. HR professionals generally respond to this challenge with benchmarked comparisons and trends of annual employee performance ratings and reviews. […]