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Start with firm foundations to obtain stable HR data

I am often contacted by human resources groups and analysts looking to take their work to the next level and discover the next great insight. Often they are seeking some holy grail or mystic equation that will simply answer the complex questions that human systems create. This is a worthy and powerful quest and one which is moving human resources groups and the organizations they serve into a better and more productive position. Unfortunately…

 

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Perception is reality

Last night, I was presenting to an MBA class at the University of British Columbia. For interest’s sake, I started with the question, “what are your perceptions of HR?”

The negative answers I got back were not surprising…

 

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Predictive analytics for HR

The start of any year is the time to focus on trends. Predictive analytics is one of the trends that looks “hot” for 2012 in the world of HR measurement.

 

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Performance is relative

How do we resolve this dilemma? Time to Fill does tell us something important, yet we cannot be sure whether a change to this number is due to our own efforts or the effects of the overall job market.

 

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Do you track any human resources metrics?

Back in the heady days of summer 2010, our sister publication HRinfodesk began a series of polls on human resources management systems (HRMS) and metrics. In July, about one-third of respondents said they already use an HRMS and just over one in ten said they were considering it. In August, one-third of HRMS users said it makes their jobs easier, while the rest said the system offered no improvement or actually made things more difficult.

 

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