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The Big Lesson from Twelve Good Decisions

October 28, 2013 | TOM DAVENPORT | Harvard Busniess Review

How is it that managers facing high-stakes decisions, despite all the resources and knowledge available to them, often make them so poorly?  In large part, it’s because their whole perspective on decision-making is wrong. Managers ...

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Five Threads II: Integrating Non HR Data

October 24, 2013 | John Sumser | HR Examiner

Like most functions, organizations and people, the HR Department is buried in new somewhat relevant data. The organization’s management will waste little time before they mandate the discovery of uses for this external data. Recruiting, ...

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ReEngineering HR: Five Threads of Technology

October 23, 2013 | HR Examiner

The era of enterprise computing is coming to a close. Enterprise HR solutions from vendors like SuccessFactors, Sap, Taleo, Oracle, Kenexa, IBM and a host of others has completed its original mission: to automate and improve all of the business ...

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The Last Mile

October 22, 2013

We have all been there; the workshop was spectacular, the personal learning was deep and profound, the connections with others were life-long, the in-class exercises were amazingly insightful, your leadership development plans were ambitious and ...

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WHY DATA ARTISANS ARE THE NEW DATA SCIENTISTS

October 21, 2013 | Alejandra Saragoza | Fast Company

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 ...

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Recruiters: When Do You Trust Your Gut?

October 21, 2013 | Bob Corlett | HR Examiner

I run an executive search firm. On a typical search, we’ll review over 600 candidate profiles to put forward 6 candidates for an interview with the client. But even after we’ve ruled out 99% of the potential candidates, some of our ...

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Does Bigger Data Lead to Better Decisions?

October 21, 2013 | Theos Evgeniou, Vibha Gaba and Joerg Niessing | Harvard Busniess Review

Many scholars, from decision scientists to organizational theorists, have addressed this question from different perspectives, and the answer, as for most complex questions, is “it depends.” Big Data can lead to Big Mistakes. After ...

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Just Make a Decision Already

October 17, 2013 | Nick Tasler | HBR

Strategic decisiveness is one of the most vital success attributes for leaders in every position and every industry, but few leaders understand where it comes from or how to find more of it. It is not surprising that picking one strategic ...

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BYOD As We Know It Is Dead

October 17, 2013 | Bob Egan | Forbes

“Cell phones” at work are not new. Nor are smart phones. Many credit Blackberry for inventing the concept, but few would argue that Apple with its iPhone, more than other device created this explosive phenomena called BYOD – ...

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Handling Data IV: The Single Code Stack

October 17, 2013 | John Sumser | HR Examiner

Whether or not your software was built by a single team using clearly defined data elements matters. A whole lot. What seems like an esoteric question turns out to be the difference between endless wars with the same problem and wisdom.
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Handling Data III: Your System Talking to Itself (or not)

October 16, 2013 | John Sumser | HR Examiner

So, you’re the proud owner of a brand new integrated single-sign-on system from company X. After a ton of negotiating and almost getting fired during implementation, you are ready to go to work. You might think you’re done with the ...

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How to Find a Talent Pool

October 11, 2013 | Ben Eubanks | Upstart HR

I can find admin staff easily enough. However, hiring a person for xyz skilled trade takes forever! I need to find a talent pool to tap into, but so far nothing!!!!!! Rebecca

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Multitasking Makes Managers Less Thoughtful 

October 10, 2013 | Gretchen Gavett | HBR

You’re sitting at a meeting checking your e-mail on your iPad or your texts on your phone. Or, if you’re like the average college student, your attention is divided at least three ways, among the lecturer, your laptop, and your text ...

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CASE STUDY: The Management Style of Amazon's Jeff Bezos...

October 10, 2013 | Kris Dunn | HR Capitalist

Of course, quotes taken out of context are always just that - out of context.  But, they generally give a window to the soul of the leadership style of a founder or the person who's in charge of an operation.  Consider the following ...

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Aggressive Talent Wars Are Good for Cities 

October 9, 2013 | Orly Lobel | HBR

Barring non-competes is one of California longstanding strong talent mobility safeguards. Unlike most other states in the United States, but more like innovative Western European countries like Germany, the Netherlands, and Sweden, California has ...

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Welcome to the People Economy

October 9, 2013 | AUSTIN ALLISON | Inc.

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 ...

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