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The Six Skills for People Analytics Success

Visier

Jonathan Ferrar is a respected consultant, speaker, and author in HR strategy, workforce analytics, and the Future of Work. This article is adapted from his book, The Power of People: Learn How Successful Organisations Use Workforce Analytics To Improve Business Performance, and originally appeared on his LinkedIn Pulse. The leader of any workforce analytics team has one of the most exciting and demanding jobs in the business – and especially in the Human Resources function.

Why HR Needs Mid-Level Analytics Projects

Visier

The most exciting stories of people analytics involve big data yielding surprising findings that deliver an enterprise-wide impact. Dozens of analytic projects for the mid-level can be done every year. The reason mid-level analytics projects are so important is that these reliably generate a string of successes that show stakeholders the worth of the analytics function. How to Succeed with Mid-Level Analytics Projects.

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The 4 Elements of Analytics Storytelling

Visier

To add strategic value and establish credibility, HR analysts should embrace the art of storytelling—by shaping workforce data into a well-crafted narrative that includes all the key elements of any good story: a plot, setting, characters, and conclusion. Here’s how to use those four elements to help tell your analytics story. Are you showing historical activity, present findings, or future projections? Why is the information you’re presenting significant to their role?

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

Visier

At this year’s Visier Outsmart (our annual user conference), we were fortunate to have two notable industry thought leaders take part: Tom Davenport, Big Data luminary and pioneer of the concept of “competing on analytics,” and Dr. John Sullivan, internationally renowned HR thought leader (and guest writer on the Visier blog ). Below are some highlights from the presentations. The eras are: Analytics 1.0: Artisanal Analytics. Analytics 2.0: Big Data Analytics.

7 More Fascinating Employee Engagement Trends For 2017

15Five

Until engagement numbers dramatically increase, we are going to continue presenting these trends. Here is what the experts are saying we can expect for employee engagement in 2017: 1) Employee Engagement Will Grow…Slowly. In their latest report, Predictions for 2017: Everything Is Becoming Digital , Bersin by Deloitte is focused on how technology continues to change our lives and workplaces. While we’re on the topic of technology, let’s talk about people analytics.

Live From #HRTechConf 2017: AI and the Future of HR

Ultimate Software

These powerful words came from Holger Mueller, vice president and principal analyst at Constellation Research, as he led the “Looking Ahead: Where Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning May Take the Next Generation of HR” panel on Thursday, October 12, the second-to-last day of the 2017 HR Technology Conference in Las Vegas. AI-related topics such as Big Data, advanced analytics, natural language processing (NLP), and blockchain technologies were also discussed.

Solving Tomorrow's Problems : Lessons From HR Tech 2017

Cornerstone On Demand

This year's sessions covered a spectrum of topics, including AI, chatbots, SaaS, The Cloud, social, mobile, analytics, video, gamification and more. Cultivating an Employee Experience Adam Rogers, chief technology officer at Ultimate, and Jason Dorsey, president and co-founder of The Center for Generational Kinetics (CGK), reminded us that employee engagement is an outcome that comes from a well-designed employee experience. McIlvaine (@amcilvaine) October 11, 2017.

The Talent Analytics Workflow Needs Non-Analytical Talent Too

ATD Human Capital

Many articles discuss how human resources needs to be an analytics culture, and that all HR employees need to learn analytics. Although I appreciate that analytics is here to stay, HR, of all professions, should know that there are some people who naturally understand and love analytics and there are some who don’t and won’t. As I speak around the world and talk to people in HR, I recognize the fear of those who have little interest in analytics.

6 Skills Every HR Technology Leader Must Develop Starting in 2017

Visier

HR technology leaders must be a master of analytics , able to tease out the most important details from increasingly bigger and more complex big data in order to make decisions that will have a strategic value to the business. Wearables and virtual reality headsets are just a couple of near-term technologies that will be collecting data, breaking down communication barriers, and improving the way we present information to each other.

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HR Moments Matter: 3 Compensation Challenges Solved With People Analytics

Visier

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. A CEB Analytics study found that when organizations lead in HR analytics, their talent outcomes improved by 12% leading to a 4% improvement in gross profit margin — that’s about $12.8 Aha Moments and HR Analytics.

Tucana People Analytics World 2017

Strategic HCM

I’m late in providing my summary of Tucana’s People Analytics World 2017 and have struggled to find a topic that others have not already written about. However I think one useful perspective may be the level of variety within analytics at the moment. This applies firstly to analytical approaches. Most of the presentations, not unnaturally, focused on quantitative analytical approaches. Therefore analytics needs to start with strategy not data.

Analytics Is a Key Ingredient in HR’s Business Impact—But It's Not the Whole Recipe

Cornerstone On Demand

The Operations VP starts with a dashboard clearly indicating improved operational efficiency, productivity gains and cost savings for the quarter, as well as projections for the remainder of the year. Every department communicated their achievements, failures, and plans of action based on predictive analytics and created forward-thinking strategies — but HR simply gave a historical recap of what has already happened with little insights into what could occur. Picture this.

How People Analytics Supports Change Management

Visier

People Analytics is maturing fast. 2017 in particular was a stellar year if the published cases, presentations at various people analytics conferences and interest from the wider HR community is anything to go by. I see people analytics applied in primarily two areas: 1) making better ( evidence-based ) HR decisions and 2) solving business issues. This is in my view an under-utilised avenue for People Analytics to affect business results.

Four HR Analytics Trends to Know

Reflektive

Analytics tools provide the opportunity for organizations to dive deeper into data than ever before. But HR analytics is relatively new territory for many companies, some of whom may be wondering whether the benefits are worth the cost. To gain a better understanding of the present state of HR data analytics, let’s examine some trends. The purpose of HR analytics is to transform data into actionable insights, but that also presents a challenge.

Networking, Development, and Passion: Why I Want to Attend WorkHuman 2017

Lighthouse

He is pursuing a Bachelor’s of Communication Arts as well as a Master’s of Science in Human Resource Management. . Through my internship with Lighthouse Research and Advisory I have researched information on talent analytics and performance management. His presentation on the rewriting the rules: engaging people in the digital age is the session I am looking forward to the most. About the Author: Jarrett Lee is a Research Associate Intern at Lighthouse Research.

Finance Organizations Transform with Self-Service Analytics

Workday

It’s rare to find someone in a finance organization who doesn’t believe in the value of analytics, where numbers and the stories they tell come first, last, and always. Yet, the practice of deploying an analytics solution can send shivers down the backs of CFOs. They’re looking for answers to important business questions, but they struggle with the amount of time and resources, typical with inflexible legacy systems, needed to do analytics right.

Top 7 HR trends in 2017 to watch out for

Interact-Intranet

2017 is officially up and running, and analysts and business management globally are determining priorities for the coming 12 months and beyond. Projections for business in 2017 look to advancing technologies, economic and political changes and many more indicators to provide direction on what the next 12 months will hold. We’ve looked at some of the top discussions taking place to compile our own list of top HR trends in 2017. 2017: the year of the ‘new’ HR professional.

HR Analysts: Unleash Your Inner Storyteller

Visier

Telling a story is well-recognized as essential to HR analytics and acknowledges that “insight” is at the top of the data analytics pyramid after data becomes information. HR analytics systems even offer pre-programmed storylines with deeper analysis. . How can the lessons from great stories improve your HR analytics ? You can use it to depict every story, movie and novel, and yes – your analytic findings. . How to Tell a Good Analytics Story.

Employee Retention: Tomorrow’s Recruiting Metric

Lighthouse

A few days later I presented my findings to the VP of HR, demonstrating through the data that approximately half of those terms not only happened within the first year, but within the first 90 days on the job. Well, that depends on several things, including the recruiting process. Using a metric like first year retention as a recruiting metric provides a more well-rounded picture of just how well it is actually being performed.

Compensation Trends: Disruption in Action at the 2017 Total Rewards Show

Compensation Today

The keynote address at this year’s WorldatWork 2017 Total Rewards show was by Peter Sheahan, author of Matter: Move Beyond the Competition, Create More Value, and Become the Obvious Choice. In 2017, car shoppers can find the actual price of their preferred auto, offer multiple dealers a chance to sell the car at a fair profit, and close the deal, barely having to enter the dealership.

How well did your HR solution help you through year-end?

PeopleStrategy

Salary raises as well as year-end, quarterly or holiday bonuses must be correctly set up. HR technology that offers data analytics and reporting functionality can help you compare trends over time in diverse areas, from the most successful hiring sources to employee engagement with benefits. These insights make presentations to upper-level management on both HR and overall company strategy even stronger. The post How well did your HR solution help you through year-end?

How to Improve Recruiter Efficiency By Slaying Dirty Data Issues

Visier

There is often a temptation to blame the ATS and indeed, sometimes poor data is a result of your ATS’s analytical limitations. Doing this in an ATS isn’t as simple as going to the right screen in your analytics. Even the cleanest ATS data in the most accessible format is still siloed off and separate from the rest of the employee lifecycle, as well as the business outcomes that your new hires achieve. Again, analytics can help with this.

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5 Articles That Reveal The Real Value Of Employee Engagement

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We’ve rounded up five experts in the world of HR who strongly believe that employee engagement is still of paramount importance – provided you’re doing it well. If there’s one writer who understands the disconnect between people analytics and their application, it’s Ben Eubanks , a Principal Analyst at Lighthouse Research & Advisory. But you may also be a manager, and as a manager you have some responsibility for the engagement of others as well.”

15 HR Analytics Case Studies with Business Impact

Analytics in HR

It is time that HR analytics starts to show the value it delivers to the business. This is hard to do as people analytics is still an emerging field. For this article, I have collected 15 of the best HR analytics case studies I’ve come across in the past two years. Quite a few case studies have come from the excellent Strategic Workforce Analytics report by Corporate Research Forum. 15 HR Analytics Case Studies. People analytics also helped E.ON

This Week in Employee Engagement: December 1, 2017

Maritz Motivation

The utter explosion of digital content presents countless opportunities for learning. Family needs evolve and workplace policies are evolving as well. HR’s Next Steps: Having a Dialogue With the Data — This article is part of a series from the CIPD Analytics Conference on HR Zone and highlights how HR professionals are getting more from their data. How can HR analytics provide a service to the business?

Top 5 Takeaways from the 2017 NAHCR IMAGE Conference

Precheck

Top 5 Takeaways from the 2017 NAHCR IMAGE Conference Jul. 19, 2017. In 2017 and beyond, successful healthcare recruitment organizations will need to incorporate marketing tactics and strategies in order to meet talent acquisition goals. Opening this year’s keynote presentation is entrepreneur Lee Silber , a surf shop owner who became the best selling author of 21 books, including 15 business books. SEO determines how well your pages rank organically (i.e.

Entelo’s Guide to HR Tech 2017 in Las Vegas

Entelo

Next week, the HR technology industry’s biggest confab, HR Tech, descends on Las Vegas’ Venetian Hotel and Casino for four days of panels, presentations, networking, product demos, a few parties, perhaps a gondola ride, and, yes, maybe even a bit of gambling. So here’s a rundown of the true can’t miss speakers, events, parties, and attractions during your time in Vegas for HR Tech 2017. Wednesday, October 11, 2017: 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM in the Palazzo Ballroom.

7 Benefits of Working Together with Academia in People Analytics

Analytics in HR

And if I have one piece of advice to give all the businesses that are in the audience out here, it is to develop better relationships with academics…” – Prasad Setty, Vice president of People Analytics & Compensation at Google. Google is arguably the most advanced company when it comes to people analytics. According to Prasad Setty , VP of People Analytics and Compensation at Google, working with academia is a must. HR Analytics

Digital Transformation and HCM Process Automation - Trending Topics for HR Tech London 2017

Lumesse

Digital Transformation and HCM Process Automation - Trending Topics for HR Tech London 2017 Published date: March 16, 2017 Home. In his presentation, Robinson will identify the three innovation myths that hold many organizations back, and the practices that drive competitive edge and success. The time for talk is over, and well-planned action today is paramount because the world of digital transformation is already upon us.

The onus, or bonus, of human analytics?

Benify

As Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg’s highly publicized congressional testimony in April 2018 confirms all too well, and somewhat uneasily depending on who you ask, companies that work with big sets of personal data know far too much about each and every one us, and make a lot of money doing it. For many, this paints a dystopian image of a forever-present big brother watching our every step, especially with our online activity. People analytics in HR is undergoing a seismic shift.

Top 5 Takeaways from the 2017 ASHHRA Conference

Precheck

Top 5 Takeaways from the 2017 ASHHRA Conference Sep. 26, 2017. The 2017 American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA) Conference took place this past week in the Emerald City of Seattle, Washington. Each time we onboard a new group of employees, engage in a meaningful conversation, we create a connection culture,” Gary Pastore, 2017 ASHHRA Board President, stated during the opening ceremony on Sunday.

INSIGHTS Thursday Wrap-Up: Lessons in Leadership

Ceridian

He drew from his real-life example, the well-known story behind Michael Lewis’ best-seller Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game , which focused on Beane’s strategies to create a more competitive team when he was the general manager of the Oakland Athletics baseball team. Brian Fanzo (@iSocialFanz) October 5, 2017. Ceridian (@Ceridian) October 5, 2017. Ceridian (@Ceridian) October 5, 2017. WME|IMG Speakers (@WMEIMG_Speakers) October 6, 2017.

4 Type Of Communicators: Secrets To Better Team Collaboration

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Well meaning people who believe they have communicated their best intentions, often have the listener receive the feedback harshly. 4) Visual Communicator – This person expresses themselves best via using visual aids like power point presentations, art, video…etc…. How well do you understand your strengths and shortcomings in relationships with friends and coworkers? Compliment me on things I’ve done well via text or verbally.

Ageism in Tech: A Septuagenarian Speaks Out

Visier

Enough that it behooves organizations to use people analytics to understand whether there is any merit to allegations of ageism or — better yet — get ahead of potential ageist actions before they happen. Well, I did, and she was right. When an older worker is hired in Development, again it’s for the experience, as well as for balancing junior developers and providing coaching and mentoring. His partners in this work are in their 70s as well.

Ageism in Tech: A Septuagenarian Speaks Out

Visier

Enough that it behooves organizations to use people analytics to understand whether there is any merit to allegations of ageism or — better yet — get ahead of potential ageist actions before they happen. Well, I did, and she was right. When an older worker is hired in Development, again it’s for the experience, as well as for balancing junior developers and providing coaching and mentoring. His partners in this work are in their 70s as well.

Ageism in Tech: A Septuagenarian Speaks Out

Visier

Enough that it behooves organizations to use people analytics to understand whether there is any merit to allegations of ageism or — better yet — get ahead of potential ageist actions before they happen. Well, I did, and she was right. When an older worker is hired in Development, again it’s for the experience, as well as for balancing junior developers and providing coaching and mentoring. His partners in this work are in their 70s as well.

Oracle HCM World 2017: Day 1 Keynote Recap - Growth and Game-Changers

Oracle HCM - Modern HR in the Cloud

Gretchen Alarcon , Group Vice President of product strategy, delivered a well-received presentation focused on how deep mobile functionality can increase productivity for HR decision-makers. Although the keynote session concluded with an enlightening analytics roundtable hosted by Bertrand Dussert , VP of human capital transformation, transforming employee culture was a key theme that lasted throughout the conference.

Confidently Navigating Uncertainty in the Healthcare Industry

Ultimate Software

Despite fierce competition, managers must take their time during the hiring process to ensure candidates are a good match based on experience as well as behaviors, motivations, and aspirations—qualities that are more effective at determining long-term fit and success. Fortunately, advancements in predictive and prescriptive analytics can harness the power of Big Data to identify everything from high performers to flight risks.

Top HR Trends for 2016 with an Eye to the Future

Achievers

With the sands of 2016 close to completing their journey through the pinched middle of the proverbial hourglass, it is only natural to consider what 2017 has in store. But before the future becomes the present, learning what trends emerged in the HR space in 2016 might help inform, and better prepare us for what’s to come. Not only was this a trend in 2016, some think this will be a major enterprise in 2017 and beyond. By: Josh Danson and Iain Ferreira.

Learning Together - Highlights from Day Two of TalentSpace Live 2017!

Saba

Well, what a conference! Just like day one of TalentSpace Live 2017 , day two of the conference was packed full of incredible insights from the innovators in HR: thought leader guests, the Halogen+Saba team and most importantly, our customers. Bailey from @dogfishbeer "We encouraged managers to insert awkward questions & experiences of failure into 1:1's to build trust" #TSLive17 pic.twitter.com/vc0EQ9TgwC — Halogen Software (@HalogenSoftware) May 3, 2017.