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PeopleInsight’s top 5 blogs (so far) on workforce analytics

PeopleInsight has pulled together their top five most popular blog posts this year (so far). From gaining a deeper understanding of the newest category in HR technology, to applying workforce analytics in the realm of Talent Acquisition for better recruiting, and hearing about one mid-sized companies own journey with DIY analytics, we’ve got a topic in the realm of workforce analytics for everyone.

 

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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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Human resources goes mobile: Highlighting top HR apps

When leaving home or the office, what are the must-have items you would never go without? Wallet? Got it. Keys? Yup. Your mobile recruiting application…? Today’s anytime-anywhere mobile access is changing the way we do business. With the right apps, recruiters can manage customer relations, access candidate data, and even review employee referals from their mobile devices. HR technology developers have jumped on the mobile bandwagon, and are working hard to bring new solutions for hiring, managing and tracking HR to the mobile market.

 

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Automated human resources management – is it time?

One software industry analyst has been watching the human resources management system market for some time and has discerned some trends. With the economy recovering from recession, organizations are focusing on core HR concerns, such as strategic hiring and productivity. As a result, they’ll invest in technologies that help in these areas, particularly if they “offer an immediate return on investment or meet some compelling management or regulatory need”.

 

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Freaky AND functional – the robots are here!

When a robot is capable of multiple types of manual labour, is able to work twice as long as a human and will never complain about working conditions, many human workers have got something to worry about, even if that robot comes with a giant price tag. With no worries about harassment complaints, no fear of strikes, no backtalk and no vacation to worry about, many employers will look at independent robots as model employees.

 

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Robots in the workplace: freaky or fun(ctional)?

I came across this story about a “tele-robot” via Twitter, and I didn’t know what to expect when I clicked through. Still, I wasn’t disappointed. It can’t bring you a coffee, but it can walk around and order someone else to get you a coffee. Well, it’s controller can.

 

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Video employment recruitment: the way of the future?

I just read an interesting article discussing the concept of employment applications by video for recruitment purposes. It sounds like a good idea; could it be the way of the future?

 

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