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15 Steps For Selecting A Talent Assessment Solution That Predicts Business Performance

July 17, 2017
By carla

By Greta Roberts, CEO Talent Analytics, Corp. 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 […]

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Are You Practicing Bad Data Science With Your Pre-Hire Talent Assessments?

July 5, 2017
By carla

Greta Roberts, CEO Talent Analytics, Corp. Talent Analytics uses data gathered from our own proprietary talent assessments as an input variable to predict hiring success – pre-hire.  We treat this dataset just like any other dataset in our predictive work.  We are careful to analyze it for a strong (or weak) correlation to actual job […]

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Employee Life Time Value and Cost Modeling

May 31, 2017
By carla

Section 5:  Employee Lifetime Value and Cost Modeling Pasha Roberts, Chief Scientist, Talent Analytics, Corp. It is simple enough to document the hard costs that make up the initial stages of employee life-cycle. This section will walk through the major cost areas, but the specifics will depend on the role at hand. We don’t suggest […]

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The Three Vital Metrics for Every Employment Role

March 17, 2017
By carla

The Three Vital Metrics for Every Employment Role Section 4:  Employee Lifetime Value and Cost Modeling By Pasha Roberts, Chief Scientist, Talent Analytics, Corp. One Role at a Time First, it is only meaningful to evaluate one role at a time, one company at a time. The curves and dynamics for an Accounting Role will […]

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What if HR Was Paid to Reduce Employee Turnover?

February 28, 2017
By carla

Greta Roberts, CEO Talent Analytics, Corp. Talent Acquisition (HR) organizations are paid to optimize the process of finding and hiring someone.  This includes how fast candidates are found, how fast an offer is made and accepted, how fast a new person starts in the vacant role or open requisition.  HR calls this “quality of hire”.  […]

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How Do Algorithms Reduce Bias During the Talent Acquisition Process?

February 8, 2017
By carla

Part 2: Interview between Greta Roberts, CEO and Carla Gentry, Data Scientist, Talent Analytics, Corp. Q&A -> Q2 Carla:  People think predictions can reduce remove some of the humanity from the hiring process.  What are your thoughts? A2 Greta:  Using predictive analytics during the hiring process can greatly expand the humanity of the hiring process. […]

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Are All Predictive Talent Acquisition Platforms Created Equally?

February 6, 2017
By carla

Interview between Greta Roberts, CEO and Carla Gentry, Data Scientist, Talent Analytics, Corp. Many people ask whether or not you lose a bit of the “human element” when you use talent acquisition platforms. Q1 Carla:  More and more companies are using predictive processes to lend insight to new hires. What kinds of platforms do you […]

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Employee Lifetime Value and Cost Modeling

February 1, 2017
By carla

Section 3:  Employee Lifetime Value and Cost Modeling By Pasha Roberts, Chief Scientist, Talent Analytics, Corp. Lifetime Value (LTV) One notable takeaway of this Section 3 is the lifetime value of an employee in a role. Marketing professionals calculate the lifetime value of a customer – defining it as “a prediction of the net profit […]

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3 Parallels Between the Future of Retail and the Future of the Workforce

January 12, 2017
By carla

By Greta Roberts CEO Talent Analytics Corp. I loved this recent article from the CEO of Walmart about his 3 Predictions for the Future of Retail. I saw so many parallels to the future to the workforce and the future of work – I wanted to share them. Original article – 3 Predictions for the […]

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Are Employees Costs or Assets?

January 4, 2017
By carla

Section 2: Pasha Roberts, Co-founder and Chief Scientist, Talent Analytics, Corp. From a GAAP accounting perspective, most employee expenditures are considered to be costs. Employees are not subject to depreciation, as are machines, for example. This isn’t changing anytime soon. But from a management point of view, employees are more like a portfolio of assets […]

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