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Innovative HR and Why Technology Innovators Can’t Survive Without It

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Editor’s note: This popular post has been updated with new data and information to ensure you’re ready for the talent demands of today and the future. As a tech company, we experience first hand the challenges faced by HR and business leaders in the hyper-competitive tech talent market.

7 Skills HR Technologists Will Need in the Next Eight Years

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It takes the right mix of People, Process, and Technology to make today’s organization function successfully. This has been true as long as the workplace has existed, but what has changed is how fast technology is disrupting the way we live and work.

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Measure Quality of Hire With These Three Critical Factors

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Editor’s note: This popular article has been updated to include new research and data. According to LinkedIn’s 2018 Global Recruiting Trends report , 56% of recruiters use talent acquisition data to increase employee retention. .

Steal this People Analytics Leader Job Description!

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You need the right People Analytics Leader in order to build an effective and strategic people analytics function. This person is the key evangelist and visionary for data-driven decision making, and ensures the use of people analytics always delivers values to the business.

Live Webinar: Train Like a Boss – Close the Skills Gap and Boost Employee Retention

Recruiting quality employees is no easy task. With unemployment at an all-time low, it's now more crucial than ever to engage and retain the employees you've hired. A demonstrated investment in employee development can set you apart and help attract more quality candidates. According to a recent report from Linkedin, over a fourth of HR professionals expect to be increasing their budgets in learning and development. Join us on 8/30 for a live webinar with Greg Goold, Director of Learning and Development at Paycor.

Make HR Analytics a Priority, But See the Bigger Picture

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Making HR analytics a leadership priority is not just about encouraging HR to present the latest analytics innovations, but rather a true partnership to drive pivotal decisions.

HR Future-Proofing vs. Firefighting: 5 Strategic Workforce Planning Tips

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HR leaders are often perceived by line managers and senior executives to deliver the most value when they are firefighting (a.k.a. dowsing “talent fires”). Quick HR fixes, like filling a vacancy with a pricey new hire or instantly meeting demands for pay raises, may lead to near-term wins.

It’s About More Than HR: Analytics Learnings from Tom Davenport and Dr. John Sullivan

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Build vs. Rent: Don’t Crash on the Do-It-Yourself Iceberg for People Analytics

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“Build vs. Rent” is a common dichotomy in technology buying, but what does it mean when applied to people analytics? What should you be aware of before committing to one path or the other?

There’s Not a Skills Gap in the U.S… or Is There?

Your search for the perfect candidate has resulted in zero perfectly skilled applicants. What’s going on? Enter…the skills gap. This report, ‘The Employment Skills Gap and What To Do About It’, breaks down the issue with solutions you can apply now.

Data Journalism for HR: The Beginner’s Guide

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For the average person, data without a narrative is like a trip into the wilderness without a compass: overwhelming and disorienting. But when the facts are tied together by a good story , an otherwise intimidating journey turns into an enriching experience.

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Why Data-Driven Employee Career Growth Discussions Are Critical

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Careers used to progress linearly–you’d start at the bottom and climb up the rungs of a clearly defined ladder until you retired–but the world of work has changed so much.

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Secure the Right HR Business Partner Manager for the Future

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Last week, I shared the job description for the People Analytics Leader (you can download the job description template for your use here). This week, I do the same for the strategic and data-driven HR Business Partner Manager ( template available here ).

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Deloitte Research: How Successful Organizations Use People Analytics to Drive Decision-Making

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Whether you are examining your sales pipeline, the success of a marketing campaign, or employee retention, data and analytics are essential for business decision-making. Despite this, many companies still overlook people analytics when it comes to solving complex business problems.

Newton’s Guide to OFCCP Compliance

For federal contractors, keeping up with OFCCP regulations can be a major challenge when recruiting and hiring. Download our guide to OFCCP compliance and learn the major regulations that you must adhere to.

3 Things We Learned from The Age of People Analytics Report

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The role of people analytics in any successful organization should not be underestimated. As the Principal of Research and Customer Value at Visier, I understand the importance of using data to drive business strategy and inform decisions.

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Seven People Analytics Responsibilities of the Future CHRO

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In previous weeks, I shared job descriptions for the Leader of the People Analytics function and the HR Business Partner Manager of the future. As promised here is the people analytics-focused responsibilities for the CHRO role.

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Why HR Must Use People Analytics for Strategic Decisions

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Today’s HR landscape is more complex than ever before: globalization is taking the competition for talent worldwide, four generations are in the workplace at the same time , and contract workers account for at least one-third of the workforce.

How To Reduce Employee Turnover with Workforce Analytics

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With voluntary resignations at an all-time high and unemployment rates historically low, employee retention is a key objective for most HR organizations, and employee turnover is the single most prevalent HR metric. However, knowing your turnover rate does little to support strategic business plans.

Just Released – Our 2018 Third-Party Recruiting Benchmark Report

BountyJobs curates the most impactful data in their marketplace: trends in salaries and fees across key verticals, emerging industry game changers, and other valuable analytics sure to influence your hiring strategy for the back half of the year. Download it!

How to Compete For Talent Against the Amazons of Your Industry–and Win

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When Amazon announced its shortlist of cities for its new HQ2 in January, many job seekers rejoiced, while most talent acquisition professionals were filled with feelings of dread.

How People Analytics Helps Prevent Another Bad Hire

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This post is part of our Data-Driven Talent Acquisition Strategies series. . Bad” and “hire” are two words recruiters never want to hear said together. Not only can it undermine trust in the recruitment process, but it’s also a very costly problem.

Influence Your CEO With WOW And OW! Talent Data

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This “think piece” is designed to challenge your thinking on talent metrics/analytics. Everyone in HR should be aware that among the global business concerns of CEO’s, Human Capital is literally the top issue.

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The Rise of the People Strategy Platform

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“Now, more than ever, the corporate strategy for large companies hinges on the people strategy.”. This was a key takeaway from a summit of HR leaders and Boston Consulting Group (BCG) experts, who met to discuss the future of HR and the trends shaping it.

Creating the Ideal Candidate Experience

Modern job seekers have high expectations when applying for jobs. Download Newton’s guide for creating the ideal candidate experience to learn how you can attract top candidates and drive them to apply to your positions.

Employee Turnover is Highest in January: How to Keep Critical Employees from Leaving

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This is the time of year when employers need to be proactive with their employee retention strategies. Recent data from Glassdoor specifically calls out January as the month when more employees are likely to leave.

CEO Pay Ratio: Grade School Math or Grade-A Headache?

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Disclosure of the CEO Pay Ratio in annual proxy filings takes effect this year. Understandably, this mandate from the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act is causing a lot of concern and worry amongst business leaders–from the cost of calculating it to the fall-out of disclosing it. . On the face of it, this is a relatively simple calculation: it is the ratio of the CEOs compensation and the median employee pay. If you have this data, it’s grade-school math to calculate the ratio–so why the angst? .

Why “Free” HR Analytics Are a Myth

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Embedded analytics —defined by Gartner as analytic capabilities that are “ easily accessible from inside the application, without forcing users to switch between systems ”—are one tactic that has been heralded as an effective approach for facilitating data-driven decisions.

How to Create a More Transgender Inclusive Workplace

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Brooke Brimo is an Honours Political Science student at McGill University. In her Feminist and Social Justice Studies class, she researched discrimination against transgender people in American workplaces. She was inspired by the story of Ginger Chien, a transgender device architect at AT&T.

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Compensation Dictionary

We’ve compiled a list of fundamental compensation terms and why they’re important to know. Think of this as your comp cheat sheet—terms you need to know to put you on the fast track to becoming that cool comp kid we know you can be. Sure, you’ve heard some of the terms before, but you have no idea what they mean. Not to worry! Download this eBook and you’ll be ‘comp’letely fluent in no time. This ebook contains four sections: Section 1: Comp 101. Section 2: Market Pricing. Section 3: Pay Structures. Section 4: Pay Concerns and Pay Raises.

Post-Brexit Workforce Challenges: How to Strategically Plan Through Ambiguity

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“If Brexit occurs there will almost inevitably be a period of uncertainty, and uncertainty is what we can’t cope with.”.

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5 Ways Your HRMS Hinders Data-Driven Decision Making

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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.

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The Six Skills for People Analytics Success

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Jonathan Ferrar is a respected consultant, speaker, and author in HR strategy, workforce analytics, and the Future of Work.

3 Ways People Analytics Ends Employee Retention Guesswork

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It turns out that HR shares a passion with economists. Hiring, vacancies and turnover are critical measures on both the state of the economy and the health of the organization.

5 Key Aspects of Accurate Human Resource Management Systems Pricing

Simplify your software evaluation process with this free Human resource Management Systems software pricing guide! Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best HR software for your organization's needs. Download your free guide today!

How to Reduce Workation-Induced Employee Absences

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Editor’s note: This popular post has been updated with new data so you can make the best decisions possible on how to reduce employee absenteeism at your organization.

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Strategically Managing Manufacturing Skills Gaps With Learning Analytics

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For many companies struggling to fill job vacancies, “corporate colleges” have become a necessity. At one factory complex in Washington, workers check out books from a company library, reports this recent WSJ article. At another in Atlanta, a faculty teaches workers lessons from the factory floor.

Are Freelancers Your Best Performers? Applying Organizational Network Analysis to the Gig Economy

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Whether you call it “gig,” “fluid” “liquid,” “agile,” or something else, an increasing proportion of work is done through engagements other than regular full-time employment.

HR Moments Matter: 3 Compensation Challenges Solved With People Analytics

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Being a people analytics expert doesn’t mean you need years of technical experience. Rather, it’s about knowing where to focus and using the right technology to make analytics more accessible.

Applicant Tracking System Vendor Comparison Matrix

Trying to decide which ATS is right for your company? Newton is the only ATS built by recruiters, for recruiters. Download the comparison matrix to see how Newton compares to other ATS vendors.