Big-DataToday I discussed the implications of big data for workforce management with our board member, David Creelman and a Kronos expert on workforce analytics, Kristen Wylie.  David Creelman is CEO of Creelman Research and does writing, research and speaking on the most critical issues in human capital management. He also  leads a community of practice on evidence-based management. Kristen works in Kronos’s product marketing group and is our analytics guru.

I asked David and Kristen to comment on the following questions:

  1. How you define big data?
  2. Big data can seem overwhelming to people.  After all, a lot of big data systems are built on top of huge amounts of transactional data.  What kind of tools can help organizations to translate mountains of information into digestible bits of insight?
  3. What kind of changes and opportunities is the big data trend creating for human capital management?
  4. Is big data just for big companies, or can small and mid-sized businesses benefit as well?
  5. What are the potential pitfalls of applying big data analytics to workforce issues?
  6. What is the future of big data? What will be discussed in 5 years?

If you’d like to hear their answers, you can listen to our podcast here:

Big Data Podcast

Other relevant information you might want to check out:

They’re Watching You at Work – The Atlantic

Kronos Tools for Workforce Analytics

Just What is a Data Scientist Anyway?

 

 

 

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