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IIAnalytics Blog: Employees are People Too

August 8, 2012
By Greta

The analytics community can help those outside our discipline to understand that numbers make it possible for employees to be found and valued inside of their businesses.

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IIAnalytics Blog:The Difference between Data Scientists and Rocket Scientists

July 18, 2012
By Greta

As data scientists, just because our ultimate subject matter (people) may be influenced by Madonna one decade and Lady Gaga the next, does not make them impossible to model, analyze, and even predict.

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What is Talent Analytics? A Definition.

June 26, 2012
By Greta

Analyzing talent as numbers in conjunction with business outcomes is the major difference betweent talent analytics and workforce analytics.

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IIAnalytics Blog: Using an Analytics Approach to Find Analytics Talent

June 12, 2012
By Greta

Help demonstrate the ability to utilize an analytics approach to find analytics professionals and move analytics forward as an industry: Circulate the Analytics Professionals Study.

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Big Analytics & Understanding Analytics Talent

May 23, 2012
By Greta

One theme of the Big Analytics Conference in Boston this week was the need to better understand how analytics professionals tick. Learn about participating in a research opportunity.

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IIAnalytics Blog: What Measurable Human Factors Drive an Individual’s Business Performance?

May 16, 2012
By Greta

Business progress continues to press on looking for ever-more-direct links between an individual and their business performance. Smart models will include intrinsic human characteristics and in the end, continued research will tell us which factors are strongest.  We will keep you posted as these studies progress.

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What’s the Difference Between Employee-Centric and HR-Centric Analytics Technology?

April 20, 2012
By Greta

Employee-centric analytics technology is often used interchangeably with HR-centric analytics technology – but they are not the same thing. Here’s the difference.

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Data Scientists: Do You Want to Deliver More Than Business as Usual Workforce Insights?

March 29, 2012
By Greta

Your firm is awash in workforce data. If the goal of your analysis is to take more of a traditional approach to workforce analytics, where the same datasets are massaged to try to squeeze ever more meaning from them then there’s no need to change the business as usual approach. However, if the goal is to introduce a new dataset that more directly measures a huge factor affecting business performance (people themselves), in a way that these traits be combined with all other business data for correlations and new insights, then it’s worth considering adding Talent Analytics’ dataset about the people themselves. Talent Analytics’ dataset isn’t a replacement for what workforce analytics currently measures, but an enhancement.

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Asking Job Candidates for Facebook Passwords? Why Stop There?

March 26, 2012
By Greta

Asking job candidates for Facebook passwords is a symptom, not the problem. The problem is continuing to treat talent data as if it’s precious and different. That’s a myth.

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IIAnalytics Blog: Evaluating Analytics Professionals By Proxy or Directly?

March 15, 2012
By Greta

In her March IIA Blog, Talent Analytics CEO Greta Roberts points out that analytics and non-analytics professionals share the hiring challenge of reliably predicting top performers.

She suggest an alternative to evaluating talent by proxy and also issues a challenge to the analytics community.

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