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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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Talent Analytics Corps 2017 Workforce and HR Predictions

December 12, 2016
By carla

In 2014, I was the Program Chair for the inaugural Predictive Analytics World for Workforce.  At the time, it was quite difficult to find presenters with interesting Case Studies that had any measurable results.  In the two and a half years since then, I’ve been struck by the incredible progress in HR and the workforce. […]

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Beware Workforce Vendors Using Predictive Workforce Language But Offering Non-Predictive Solutions

December 5, 2016
By carla

Talent Analytics, Corp. has a unique approach to workforce predictive analytics.  At our firm, we measure success by how our projects quantifiably benefit the Line of Business.  We watch it, track it, and report success.  Our algorithms get better and smarter using the best Data Science methods available. I’ve been involved in data science for […]

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HR Can NOT be Aligned with the Line of Business Until They Measure the Same Goals

December 1, 2016
By carla

Imagine a soccer team. Say, some players measure whether they win or not based on the highest number of goals scored, while other players focus on their style when they score a goal, or having a good attitude throughout the game. What a crazy game. Though they were on the same team they’d be focused […]

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What Can Workforce Predictions Learn from Polls, Surveys and the Election?

November 18, 2016
By carla

Nate Silver and other election prognosticators have received some flak about his predictions in the presidential election.  Since we are also in the predictive modeling business, we collectively discussed his results and how or if it could have been more accurate. Models learn after they are deployed and updated but they also have to contain […]

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PAW Workforce 2017 San Francisco May 14-18

November 10, 2016
By carla

Looking for the ultimate learning opportunity to take your predictive analytics knowledge in the workforce to the next level? If so, then mark your calendar for Predictive Analytics World for Workforce, returning for the third time to the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, May 14-18, 2017. What to Look Forward to in 2017 PAW Workforce will […]

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Moving Beyond our Obsession with the Millennial Generation using Workforce Analytics

November 1, 2016
By carla

I read yet another tweet today (below) about what we “know” about Millennials and thought “WOW” that is a pretty general statement about a huge group of very diverse people in the workforce! No offence to the author of the tweet… Tweet:  91% of #Millennials don’t want to hold a job for more than 3 […]

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The Importance Of Asking The Right Questions

October 27, 2016
By carla

Carla Gentry Data Scientist at Talent Analytics, Corp.   Each time I talk to someone about analytics, I ask the same question: “What is your ultimate goal with this project?” Often it is to increase sales or reduce turnover. Of course, this isn’t usually what’s said; initially all I get is a panicked look that […]

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Do You Include a Measure of Your Companies Engine in Your Predictive Models?

October 24, 2016
By carla

Greta Roberts, CEO, Talent Analytics, Corp. Chief Executives worldwide describe talent as being their most important asset.  Businesses try to predict future performance by spending billions understanding and measuring factors about everything BUT their talent. Employees themselves are made of many factors – some of which contribute positively to performance in a specific role and […]

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