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Can Pre-hire Talent Assessments Be a Part of a Predictive Talent Acquisition Strategy?

July 19, 2016
By Greta

Over the past 30+ years, businesses have spent billions on talent assessments. Many of these are now being used to understand job candidates. Increasingly, businesses are asking how (or if) a predictive talent acquisition strategy can include the use of pre-hire assessments? As costs of failed new hires continue to rise, recruiters and hiring managers […]

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SHRM Foundation Publishes Executive Roundtable Discussion: Using Workforce Analytics for Competitive Advantage

July 13, 2016
By Greta

Includes Input from Talent Analytics CEO Greta Roberts HR’s interest in predictive analytics is higher than ever. To help, SHRM and The SHRM Foundation are bringing together predictive and analytics leaders from Eli Lilly, Wendy’s, Wharton, Accenture, Mercer, Johnson & Johnson, Talent Analytics, Corp., IBM, Equinix, and more  to discuss and document relevant workforce analytics topics. […]

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What is HR’s Best Predictive Project?

May 2, 2016
By Greta

Talent Analytics CEO Greta Roberts explains why candidate pre-screening is the best predictive project for HR.

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Model Your Workforce with Predictive Job Maps

March 17, 2016
By Greta

Data Informed Editor, Scott Etkin, interviews Pasha Roberts, Chief Scientist at Talent Analytics, about how predictive analytics have a major impact on job maps & succession planning.

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Who Should Care About Predictive Workforce Analytics and Why?

March 10, 2016
By Greta

In this Podcast, APQC’s Elissa Tucker interviews Talent Analytics, Corp. CEO Greta Roberts – asking “are workforce challenges the responsibility of HR?” Listen to the short podcast.  

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Google’s 4 Rules for Hiring the Best Employees… Really?

February 22, 2016
By Greta

Google’s HR boss explains the company’s 4 rules for hiring the best employees – Talent Analytics’ CEO Greta Roberts responds . . .

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Employee Engagement – a Tricky Metric for Predictive Analytics

February 9, 2016
By Greta

Greta Roberts, CEO, Talent Analytics, Corp. Chair, Predictive Analytics World for Workforce Our work focuses on using predictive analytics to decrease employee turnover or increase employee performance. We work with our customers to define the problem to solve, and then together identify useful data inputs to include in predictive model development. How Valuable is Employee […]

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Six Reasons Employee Engagement Scores are Vanity Metrics vs. Real Analytics

January 11, 2016
By Greta

CEO Greta Roberts debunks the myth that high engagement leads to high performance and provides six reasons businesses need to stop using employee engagement as a measure of business success.

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For Predictive Projects, “Quick” isn’t Enough of a Win

January 4, 2016
By Greta

Using a traditional quick win approach to predictive analytics projects can present some challenges. Talent Analytics CEO Greta Roberts discusses these challenges & offers a better approach.

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Data Science Shows the Business Impact of Training and Development Over Time

December 15, 2015
By Greta

We recently completed two analytics studies quantitatively analyzing sales rep. performance. We analyzed performance over time – both before & after training is completed. Read on for our findings.

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