Category: People Analytics

People Analytics is the important domain of using data to understand how companies work, understanding which people issues are most important, and studying issues like retention, productivity, growth, skills, and other important topics while leveraging all the data we have about people.

Research Reveals Secrets To Success With Human Capital Management Systems

We have been studying HR technology projects for years and they can be complex and risky. Companies tend to upgrade or replace of their core HCM technology every 7-8 years and when they do it’s a massive change. Not only is it expensive and time-consuming, but these projects can interrupt business growth and take attention ... Read more»

Voice Of The Employee: The Most Important Topic In Business

Running a business can be a complex affair: you have to build products and services that customers want, you have to innovate to compete and stay relevant, and you have to manage sales, marketing, operations, and distribution. This is why there are so many business books and magazines: more than 2 million books per year ... Read more»

What To Expect In A Red Hot Job Market? Five Things To Consider.

There’s no question in my mind, we are entering one of the hottest job markets in a decade.

Not only will the $1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan boost the economy, we are already operating with 13% more open jobs than we had a year ago. And my own estimates (and Goldman Sachs) expect the ... Read more»

Employee Experience 4.0: Shortening The Distance From Signal To Action

Something amazing is happening in the Employee Experience (EX) market: it’s advancing faster than ever. This year, driven by the Pandemic, work at home, and dozens of new programs for wellbeing, diversity, family support, and communications about the Pandemic, companies have gotten much better at delivering a meaningful, productive, employee experience. And this means the ... Read more»

Glint And LinkedIn Learning Get Married: What A Great Couple

In November of 2018, LinkedIn acquired Glint, an emerging leader in employee engagement and survey technology. Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time, and now the romance has paid off. Glint and LinkedIn Learning have gotten married.

Let me try to explain.

Glint is a fast-growing company in the employee ... Read more»

People Analytics and AI in the Workplace: Four Dimensions of Trust

AI and People Analytics have taken off. As I’ve written about in the past, the workplace has become a highly instrumented place. Companies use surveys and feedback tools to get our opinions, new tools monitor emails and our network of communications (ONA), we capture data on travel, location, and mobility, and organizations now have ... Read more»

AI Comes To Recruiting: Will Interviews Go The Way Of The Dinosaur?

One of the most important things companies do is hire people, and it’s still a bit of a black art. Most companies look at candidates job history, they call references, they give them tests, and they bring them in for interviews. And despite all this effort, HR leaders tell me they still make mistakes as ... Read more»

LinkedIn To Acquire Glint: Major Move in Employee Engagement Market

This week at the LinkedIn Talent Connect conference, LinkedIn announced a groundbreaking move: plans to acquire Glint, one of the market leaders in employee engagement solutions.

Glint, which is a company I’ve been talking with since its formation, provides one of the most scalable and AI-driven solutions for employee surveys and sensing, and the ... Read more»

People Analytics: Here With A Vengeance

I’ve been studying People Analytics for almost 20 years now and this world has really changed. In this article I’d like to give you some insights on the explosive growth, and explain some of the new research we just published.

1. People Analytics has grown up – it is now an established discipline in business.... Read more»

People Analytics Grows Up: Healthy New Focus On Productivity

Over the last decade, HR departments and businesses have become better at collecting data about people. We used to know employees’ ages, demographics, salary histories, performance ratings and training histories. We now can know where they are and where they’ve been, their e-mail and social communication patterns, their travel and hourly work schedules, and even ... Read more»

AI, Robotics, and Cognitive Computing Are Changing Business Faster Than You Thought

The digital world of work is here, and organizations are struggling to adapt. JPMorgan Chase & Co now uses software to perform the mind-numbing job of interpreting commercial loans, reducing 360,000 hours of lawyer time each year.  AI software can now identify leukemia in photos and X-rays, learning faster than technicians. Amazon.com reduced new ... Read more»

People Analytics Market Growth: Ten Things You Need to Know

I’ve been studying the use of analytics in HR and L&D for almost 20 years, and it has been a fun but frustrating space. While many have believed in data as a critical part of HR and L&D, most of the conferences I attended were filled with analysts, statisticians, and passionate professionals who struggled for ... Read more»

HR Technology for 2016: Ten Disruptions on the Horizon

It’s HR Technology season, and once again vendors are introducing amazing and disruptive new technologies in all areas of HR.  I developed our “Ten Big Disruptions” report again this year, which I encourage you to read.

At a high level, let me summarize what’s going on – and as always we encourage you ... Read more»

Research Shows that Retention and Engagement Now Top Challenges Around The World

We just published the major study Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends 2015, and the results are striking.

Today, driven by shifts in both work ethos and the transparency of the job market, employee retention and engagement are now the #1 problems companies face.  (3,200 respondents from over 100 countries)

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This is the third year ... Read more»