I’ve always said that one of the worst things that organizations can do is ask employees for their opinions and then do nothing with it. The same philosophy applies. It doesn’t make any sense to collect a bunch of data and then do nothing with it.
As technology advances allow us to analyze every aspect of business operations, many companies are inundated with data. Although we celebrate the advances in technology, this “data revolution” has also blurred the line between valuable insight and mundane non-value added information. As a result, many companies are now buried in indecipherable numbers. To successfully pierce through the mountains of useless data and focus on the strategic insights, it is critical businesses have the tools to translate heaps of distracting data into useful information.
Yesterday I chatted with our board members David Creelman and William Tincup about what organizations need to do to create HR analytics that matter to the business. Big Data is one of the linchpins of the big 4 SMAC themes in technology today: Social-Mobile-Analytics-Cloud. Deployed alone and in various combinations, these technologies continue to transform … Continue reading Podcast: Creating HR Analytics That Matter
Today 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 … Continue reading The Future of Big Data (Podcast)