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Predictive Analytics in HR: Our Crystal Ball Says …

Part IV We are continuing to take a look into our crystal blog with our five-part predictions series. This fourth prediction is probably the most important for you to consider as you develop analytical capabilities in your organization. By the way, if you missed our previous predictions, you may read them here. #4 Bad Analytics […]

Predictive Analytics in HR: Our Crystal Ball Says …

Part III We foresee our next prediction because it will be a direct result of our last prediction, which was “Adoption and Change Will be Slow.” HR organizations that do analytics the right way will have a significant competitive advantage because few will do so quickly. #3 A Competitive Advantage with ROI … for Some […]

Predictive Analytics in HR: Our Crystal Ball Says …

Part II We are continuing on with our predictions for predictive analytics in HR blog series. Now on to #2. #2 Adoption and Change will be Slow Adoption of predictive analytics in the HR world will be relatively slow. This may not seem like a bold prediction, but it’s certainly worth discussing.  Let’s review what […]

Predictive Analytics in HR: Our Crystal Ball Says …

Part I If you’d heard it once, you’ve heard it a million times. Predictive analytics in HR. We can all agree that predictive analytics is not going away (a good thing because leveraging the approach properly will behoove you and your organization) so we began pondering how this approach will impact you, your organization and […]

How Thought Leaders Kill HR Credibility

HR fads have been around a long time. Snake oil vendors have peddled everything from empowerment to job loyalty, to employee engagement, and just wait for the next one … agility! These have all been breathlessly presented as must-haves for the HR department to chase around. Consider this comparison: ACTUAL SNAKE OIL: • Claims to […]

Money-Mouth Guarantee for HR Investments

Is this you? A charge from upper management to reduce turnover – check. Your survey vendor gives you stacks of survey results – check. The vendor provides a snazzy PowerPoint presentation – check. The vendor’s survey platform provides lots of charts and tables of said results – check. The vendor guarantees the actions you take […]

HR Analytics: What’s Your Current State? Try Our Check-Up

Are you leveraging HR analytics to truly improve business metrics? If you’re not utilizing HR analytics in your role, why not? Maybe it’s because you don’t even know where to start. You’re not alone if that’s the case; we’ve seen that same shell shock with many companies that are either starting or continuing to build […]

Can HR Analytics Help You? Yes…

Are you leveraging HR analytics to truly improve business metrics? There is a great deal of upside to doing so, including (1) a greater understanding of employee knowledge, skills, and abilities that drive business outcomes specific to your organization; (2) the ability to make people investments that truly deliver results; (3) a way to calculate […]

Leadership Character & the Bottom Line- A Comment on SMD Research by the Turknett Leadership Group

Last month we discussed the goal of our recent research – to assess how often each of the most commonly measured employee attitudes was found to be a statistically significant driver of business outcomes – and we highlighted the reaction of John Sumser of HR Examiner. This month’s post provides the perspective of Turknett Leadership Group. […]