Big Data Archives

The Dangers of Data, Part 1

I have been using data to guide decisions for a long time, and I have made a ton of mistakes in analyzing that data that has led to bad results. There’s a reason people say “garbage in, garbage out,” but…

More HR Jobs Requiring Big Data Skills

The geeks have arrived in HR, declares Josh Bersin. “Statisticians, mathematicians, and engineers have entered the people analytics space.” Writing in Forbes, the noted industry analyst and consultant outlines the development of the use of “big data” or, as he…

CFOs Becoming More Involved With HR

CFOs are becoming more involved in human resources issues, as companies more and more break down traditional silos in favor of ever greater collaboration among departments and divisions. Better than 8 in 10 CFOs say their responsibilities have expanded in…

Gamification: Big Data Is Watching

Recently, ERE asked me to conduct a webinar on The Impact of Gamification on Generational Talent. It’s an exciting topicworthy of exploration by forward-thinking talent acquisition executives, and in larger context calls for examination of the role of Big Data…

All Companies Should Hire Like Google

I don’t work at Google. I never have. I know multiple managers and former directors in HR & recruiting who’ve been there and shared their experiences. I, like many, have read countless articles on why Google is so great place…

Making Moneyball Work

Breaking News: (July 16, 2036) The national Comprehensive and Reliable Assessment of Performance (CRAP) database reached its goal of 100 percent coverage with the last employer — Roto Rooter of Northern Idaho — getting connected to share employee performance data….