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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with major changes to PIPEDA; family status test in Alberta; and termination due to a mental disability.

 

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Workforce analytics – Five reasons why HR should take the leap

Over the past couple of years there has been a growing emphasis on the need for HR to get serious about workforce analytics. This is often presented to HR Leaders as a fait accompli—that is, data and analytics are the new wave and HR simply needs to get on board. While this is true, it’s helpful to look at why this is important. Here are five compelling reasons HR Leaders really should take the leap to workforce analytics.

 

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Bring your HR data to life – The why behind the what

There’s a lot of focus today on Big Data and analytics and this extends into all areas of business, HR included. We get it and we’re huge proponents of its value—in fact we’ve built our business on workforce analytics and insight. We know that numbers can tell us what’s working and what’s not within an organization. They can identify how much it costs and how long it takes to recruit a new employee; where, when and who is leaving the organization; who the top performers are; where we experience the highest productivity, and so much more. So data can tell us a great deal about what, who and where things are happening in an organization.

 

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Leveraging data analysis and psychology to increase employee retention rates

While call centers have been using data analytics for decades, the way that this data gets used continues to evolve and helps the best call centers create net-new value through different applications and uses of Big Data – in this case, Big HR Data or workforce analytics. Even though this is a call center specific article, the lessons learned apply across many (arguably all) business capabilities and disciplines.

 

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It’s your workforce data… You should use it

There’s lots of talk about Big Data—and in the past 6 months, there has been a noticeable increase in the dialogue related to Big Workforce Data.

 

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The future is in our hands – and in the data!

For my last post of 2011, I will follow the age old tradition of predictions for 2012. The slight twist is that the post will feature someone else’s predictions—much easier than gazing into my own crystal ball.

 

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