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26 Tuesday Jul 2016

Why “Workforce Analytics” is the New Must-have HR Skill

“HR is the new frontier for data science applications in business,” says Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder. According to a CareerBuilder survey, 90% of CEOs believe it is important for HR leaders to be “proficient” in workforce analytics, and 35% believe it is “absolutely essential.” Read More »
07 Tuesday Jun 2016

3 Ways to Make the Most of People Data

We previously posted an article on Workforce Analytics 101, introducing readers to one of the hottest new trends in HR. In fact, we’d almost hesitate to say “trend,” which might suggest it’s only temporary. Workforce analytics – which is the process of using people-related data to make HR and business decisions – is here to stay. That article is a good place to start; but once you understand the basics, how do you get started? Here are three ideas to keep in mind. Read More »
02 Wednesday Mar 2016

Workforce Analytics 101: The Basics

Workforce analytics – sometimes also called “people analytics” – means using data to make workforce and HR decisions, but it’s actually a little more sophisticated than that statement might suggest. Many companies trade in plenty of data, but they don’t necessarily ply that data in smart ways. According to HR researcher Josh Bersin, founder of Bersin by Deloitte, “only 14% [of businesses] have done any significant ‘statistical analysis’ of employee data at all.” That analysis includes things like using statistics to make or back up hiring decisions, linking pay and incentives to production and performance, and more. Read More »
17 Wednesday Feb 2016

Are Your Workers the Weak Link in Your Company’s Security?

Security – especially protecting customer and confidential company data – is a major concern for businesses in the modern world. From Target’s now infamous breach in 2013 to last year’s breath-taking theft of the records of 22.1 million U.S. citizens from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, security breaches have become all too common. But did you know that protecting your records is not just about encryption and other security protocols? Read More »
02 Wednesday Sep 2015

Big Data and HR

Big Data is, in a word, big. And it’s not just a trendy buzzword; serious money is being poured into its pursuit. A Towers Watson survey of over a thousand organizations found that HR data and analysis was one of the top three areas for HR tech spend. But what is Big Data all about, and how does it relate to HR? Read More »
24 Wednesday Jun 2015

Paperless HR: What You Need To Know Before You Go There

There have never been more options for digitizing HR and HR functionality: onboarding employees, records management, recruiting, reporting. Read More »
27 Tuesday Jan 2015

2015 HR Tech Trends

How might HR technology serve you better? Read More »
05 Friday Dec 2014

Convincing Employees to Use New Technology

Using the right technology for the right purpose can dramatically improve financial returns, and updating or upgrading your technology can yield great benefits. But it’s not just IT that needs to be involved in major tech upgrades; it's HR as well. Read More »
02 Monday Jun 2014

Three Places To Try Automation in the Workplace

Three business areas where automation could improve efficiency and save time and money. Read More »
05 Monday May 2014

Is Remote Working Right for Your Small Business?

Allowing employees to work remotely can benefit an organization with higher job satisfaction, higher retention rates and more productivity among employees. Read More »