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Analyzing Talent and Performance Data Together is Like a Suitcase on Wheels

January 18, 2012
By Greta

The International Institute for Analytics (IIA) held their very successful January Office Hours teleconference on Wednesday January 18, presented by Talent Analytics CEO and IIA Faculty Member Greta Roberts. We were very excited at both the turnout and traction for the topic, validating that there is significant interest in bringing the people doing the work into performance models.

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IIAnalytics Blog: On Using the Data You Control for Analytics first…

January 13, 2012
By Greta

In this week’s International Institute for Analytics (IIA) blog entry, Talent Analytics CEO & IIA Faculty Member Greta Roberts outlines the advantages for innovative organizations to use data already within their sphere of control for analytics first before looking at analytics collected from outside the organization.


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2012 Trends and Predictions: Continued Emphasis on Connecting Performance with the People Doing the Work

December 30, 2011
By Greta

This entry covers major 2012 trends and predictions for analytics-driven business leaders from the IIAnalytics faculty, Constellation Research CEO Ray Wang, and Talent Analytics CEO Greta Roberts.

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SAP SuccessFactors Merger Still Misses the Mark for Aligning Talent with Business Strategy (but it’s close)

December 5, 2011
By Greta

Though the goal of becoming a “Global Cloud Leader” is an exciting one – we believe SAP, analysts and pundits are missing a more important opportunity – the chance for SAP to change how their customers do business, forever. Talent Analytics, Corp. CEO Greta Roberts weighs in on SAP’s acquisition of SuccessFactors.

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Wasting Time on the Wrong Analytics

September 1, 2011
By Greta

Businesses have ignored the people doing the work for good reason.  They’ve been hard to measure, quantify and combine with other existing business metrics.  This problem has now been solved.

Don’t ignore the engine of your business.  It’s time (and it’s possible) to measure and understand the single largest factor in predicting and changing, future business performance – the people that do the work.

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HR Technology Trends and Topics: Talent Analytics’ Perspective

August 12, 2011
By Greta

This fall at the HR Technology Conference in Las Vegas, two HR Technology thought leaders, Jason Averbook, CEO, Knowledge Infusion and Naomi Bloom, Managing Partner, Bloom & Wallace will square off about the biggest issues faced by HR technology practitioners. We at Talent Analytics, Corp have answered the same questions that will be discussed at the debate.

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Talent Analytics is on a Roll!

June 2, 2011
By Greta

Talent Analytics momentum is moving towards your business fast; either get behind it or risk getting trampled by the competition. Here’s a quick look at the growth of Talent Analytics, Corp, the topic of talent analytics and related concepts through the end of May 2011.

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Guiding Critical Hiring Decisions with Data

May 17, 2011
By Greta

Data guides your business decisions, whether it’s buying a company, entering new markets or expanding the business. The Balanced Hiring Scorecard can facilitate talent due diligence and guide – but not decide – your next hiring decision.

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Are You a “Hiring Hypocrit”?

March 7, 2011
By Greta

Are you running from hiring innovations in fear, or running towards hiring innovations with – yes – a skeptical mind but with the goal of decreasing bias, increasing transparency, bettering your business? Greta Roberts, CEO of Talent Analytics, Corp. outlines why you should focus on the latter.

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Does a Virtual Office Environment Inhibit Sales Performance?

February 9, 2011
By Greta

Talent anaytics demonstrate that top performing sales people can quickly feel disconnected and disengaged without the ability to regularly connect and engage with teammates. In effect, they may not be well suited for a home office environment. This blog entry provides an example and tips for communicating with virtual employees.

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