Revolutionizing People Analytics

hr-technology-700x467I am not an analytics person. In fact, I barely passed statistics in college. But the world is awash with data. From optimizing supply chains to understanding customer sentiment; from tracking the spread of contagious disease to predicting churn – data and algorithms have given us incredible leverage in business and in life. Although the field of business analytics was born in the 1950s, it was only in the last decade that we saw an exponential increase in our ability to capture data, analyze it, derive insights, and take timely action. Always-on data and predictive intelligence are transforming how we view the world and how decisions are made.

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Social Recruiting by @Betterteamapp

How to Get More High Quality Candidates with Social Recruiting [Infographic]

Social Recruiting by @BetterteamappIf yours is like many businesses, you’re starting to notice a hiring crunch.

As you’ll see in the infographic below, the time to fill a position is at a record high of 27 days, and employers report being increasingly worried about the cost of positions that go unfilled.

The remedy to this situation appears to be social recruiting. Why?

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Employee Benefits (via Sanborn Career)

How does the U.S. Compare on Benefits and Compensation? The Good and Bad News

Employee Benefits (via Sanborn Career)This post has been guest authored by the folks at Betterteam, a web-based applicant tracking system where you can manage all your candidate applications and resumes in one easy-to-use online database.

Ever asked yourself how the United States compares to other countries when it comes to benefits and compensation?

The answer turns out to be pretty interesting. Betterteam, as part of their new hire checklist, has created the infographic below that takes a look at some interesting statistics – with a 2016 election twist. When it comes to benefits, the U.S. doesn’t stack up so well. We’re one of the worst when it comes to paternity leave, among the 4 countries that offers no guaranteed paid leave. Compare that with Sweden or South Korea, where employees enjoy more than 1 year paternity leave.

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Performance Management

How Top Companies Are Redefining Performance Management

Performance ManagementToday’s blog post features guest writer Stuart Hearn.

Any ambitious entrepreneur, or forward-thinking manager, is well aware of the importance of remaining competitive. Staying ahead of the curve is of the utmost importance for any HR department, and when it becomes clear to a company that their performance review system is not delivering results, we can always look to top organisations for inspiration.

Technology is here to stay and it is advancing by the day. Given the inherent flaws of traditional performance management systems and the logical progression toward continuous performance management, it is only natural that software should step in to bridge the gap between the old and the new, and to facilitate the process of regular check-ins, up-to-date feedback and effective communication.

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The Social Workplace Employee Lifecycle

How HR can Align Employee Engagement to Business Success

HR and FinanceAs a professional who leads HR communication and strategy, discussions on how to analyze, increase and measure employee engagement are a regular part of my meetings with HR executives and senior leadership. And what I’ve come to realize is that employee engagement means different things to different people… and how you achieve engagement has differing thoughts as well. But a common theme that surfaces in all my conversations is how to equate an engaged workforce to being successful as business?

For some companies, engagement means providing the tools necessary to be more collaborative (Sharepoint). For others, it’s a workforce that is more communicative (Yammer). And still, for other companies, engagement is based solely on the response rates and/or data collected from employee surveys.

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Five Trends that Will Transform HR Technology | #HRISWeek

HR_Tech_Trends_iStockImportant to understanding how best to leverage your HR technology systems of today, it’s equally important to see how HR technology has been instrumental in transforming the field of HR, and how changes on the horizon have the potential for an even greater impact in the future. Some of the most important tech trends to follow are listed below.

1. Growth of social networking

One of the next challenges for HR executives is learning to integrate information from social networking sites. Potential benefits exist alongside problems of privacy and data accuracy. Challenges are evolving as new legislation and applications develop. German politicians have already proposed to outlaw the use of social networking information in employment decision-making.

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