Rethink Your Employee Survey If It Doesn’t Include These

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Do you know which (if any) of your survey categories actually impact issues like turnover? Are you able to provide direction to managers regarding which items under each category they need to work on?…Read More.

The Future of HR Analytics? We’re Playing Nostradamus Again…

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Unlike typical “thought leaders,” we don't just make predictions at the beginning of the year and walk away; we track them all year long to see if they actually come true. Last year we looked into…Read More.

ICYMI: HR Developments Through the Decades

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We recently read an interesting article, “HR’s Epic Journey,” in Human Resource Executive’s 30th anniversary issue, and we thought the insights offered by several CHROs were worth repeating.…Read More.

Another SMD Prediction Validated: Bad Analytics Leads to Bad Business

At the end of last year, we developed a “Crystal Ball” prediction series about predictive analytics in HR, and how this approach will impact you, your organization and the HR field in the future.…Read More.

Groundhog Day: A Comment on Gallup and Other "Annual Employee Engagement Reports"

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It’s that time of year again—when we get Gallup’s Annual Report on Employee Engagement—and many others too. At this point, you can pretty much predict what the key themes are going to be: …Read More.

The Basics of Big Data, HR Analytics & Predictive Analytics

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There are lots of words and concepts floating around the HR world these days that are new or different from the traditional approach – ones like “big data,” “HR analytics,” and “predictive…Read More.

SMD’s Prediction Comes True: More Colleges & Universities Offering Advanced Degrees in HR Analytics

At the end of last year, we developed a “Crystal Ball” prediction series, including the blog detailed below. Turns out, it’s coming true per a recent Human Resource Executive’s article. Read…Read More.

The Employee Survey: A Strategic Tool vs. Engagement Barometer

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Are you simply using your employee survey to measure engagement? How do you demonstrate the ROI from that approach? What if you instead use your survey to connect the employee perspective to business outcome…Read More.

Predictive Analytics in HR: Our Crystal Ball Says …

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Part V This is what you’ve all been waiting for: our last prediction! We saved this one for last because it’s very personal to you and your development in the future. #5 Demand for Analytics…Read More.

Predictive Analytics in HR: Our Crystal Ball Says …

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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…Read More.