This case study explores the steps PPD, a leading global contract research firm, took in its quest to improve its employee training programs. PPD chose to partner with ProtonMedia, a Microsoft partner, that offers 3D learning platforms and ...Read more
The workplace is changing rapidly, right in front of us. Driven by Moore’s Law, the relationship between our people and their technology is reshaping the way that work gets done, the way we interact with the HR Tech System, how we communicate with each other and the rate at which our companies adapt or die.
In my most recent HCI blog, I wrote about the fact that good tools tied to poor organizational data will fail to demonstrate value. A recent interaction with a senior HR leader for a Fortune 1000 company leads me to believe she did not read that piece, so it presents an opportunity to go a bit deeper on the topic. Specifically, this executive insisted that any assessment put in place should be able to reduce turnover by 20% in their customer service positions by bringing in better candidates who are more likely to stay put. Evidently, she believed this because she had read about the topic of assessment on various well-known and many respectable sites that insist that the purveyor of the instruments must have documented evidence that it will prove them to reduce turnover and other magical phenomena.
The era of Big Data is upon us.
From retailers to shipping companies to marketing agencies, more businesses are using Big Data to discover patterns and trends. Many companies even have specialized teams of people who work on Big Data ...
There was a time when corporations held significant sway in their respective industries, and newcomers found it nearly impossible to compete. Corporate strength lay in controlling access to something that consumers wanted, brand awareness to sway ...Read more
I recently read Elements of Successful Organizations, a compilation of articles from many of today’s thought leaders in the human resources and leadership space. The book, put together by Kronos, was one I offered to ...Read more
The World is Local: A New Model for Human Resources
Despite continued focus on globalization, new research by DHL shows that the world is not as "flat" as once believed. While low cost networking has made it easier than ...
Learn how to leverage big data as a measuring stick for success as presenters highlight the role of assessments in identifying top new hires as well as measuring the competencies of those already in the workforce.
An HCI Podcast based on the Webcast, "The Challenger: The New Rules for Identifying Top Sales Talent" on 3/21/2013. Douglas Hutton, Director of New Product Development at CEB, and Craig Dawson, Director of Assessment Solutions and ...Read more
As an engineering student, I participated in the cooperative education program, with many of my work semesters taking place at the NASA Research Center in Cleveland. It was there I learned the importance of effective data management and in collecting data from a scientific point of view. Maybe it was the fact that engineers spent a lot of their time setting up FORTRAN programs to do any kind of data analysis, but I learned to think through what I was looking for, because data analysis was expensive and time consuming.