A Flashlight, Not a Hammer: How to Leverage HR Data

HR professionals have a complicated relationship with data. In an earlier article, I referenced my own experiences with HR data dating back 15 years. At that time, data was the 'it' topic in HR. The thought leaders of the day...

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‘Disruptive Innovation’ Not Mutually Exclusive

By Irfan Khan Can disruption and innovation go hand-in-hand? I often wonder about this, as I hear the word ‘disruption’ quite often. Over time, I have come to understand that disruptive innovation is characterized by two attributes. One, the new...

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Let’s Fix HR Reporting Once and For All

By David Creelman My clients often start a discussion by describing their vision of advanced analytics. However, the discussion usually veers to today’s reality of getting basic HR reporting right. This topic has been around long enough that’s there’s no...

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How to Derive Insights from HR Data

By David Creelman In a previous article I discussed how to get clean data for HR reporting. Now let’s move on to the next problem: deriving clear insights from the data. Deriving insights When I consult to companies on HR analytics, I...

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Will Analytics End Your HR Career?

By David Creelman If you loved math then there is a good chance you would have ended up in finance or engineering. Instead your skill probably lay in understanding people and organizations, that’s why you landed in HR. At this...

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‘Numbers People’ and ‘People People’

By David Creelman There is a huge movement towards HR analytics and that is a good thing. However there is a risk that this will create a culture war within HR with the “numbers people” squaring off against the “people...

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The Unbearable Vagueness of HR Analytics

By David Creelman HR is undergoing something of a revolution with the influx of analytics people. It’s true that compensation has always been steeped in numbers, but in general HR has been staffed by “people” people; and in some cases...

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The Quantified Organization: It’s Time For People Operations to Join the Data Revolution

By Goutham Kurra The world is awash with data. From optimizing supply chains to understanding customer sentiment to tracking the spread of contagious disease and predicting churn: data, algorithms and the information they yield have given us incredible leverage in...

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