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Equifax Delivers Insightful Analytics for Compliance with Affordable Care Act

April 10, 2014 by Mark Smith

Insightful analytics.

Equifax is dedicating itself to the range of compliance needs to help employers be sure they are doing everything possible to meet their responsibilities regarding regulations like the Affordable Care Act. If your organization is not confident in how it manages these tasks, we suggest evaluating how Equifax can help it establish and maintain compliance.[read more]


Is Big Data Under Threat by New Internet Magna Carta?

April 1, 2014 by Bernard Marr

The Big Data Guru column.

Big data can deliver mouthwatering value to companies and society, but the NSA revelations about spying on people as well as allegations that large corporations are snooping on customers has tainted the reputation of big data analytics. A growing number of people are now calling for a new Magna Carta for big data, but would that spell the end of the big data movement or a new beginning?[read more]

Oracle Modernizes HR with Mobile and Wearable Computing

March 4, 2014 by Mark Smith

Mobile and wearable computing.

At Oracle’s first-ever HCM World conference, the technology company demonstrated its commitment to human resources customers, explaining its strategy for Modern HR in the Cloud, which is focused on meeting the needs of employees in a large, dispersed workforce.[read more]

Transforming HR Recruitment Practices with Big Data

December 17, 2013 by Mithun Sridharan

Big Data for HR

Staffing the right candidate for a job opening is a daunting task. Through Big Data analytics and social media data, your HR department could use a data-driven approach in recruitment practises and identify the right candidates in the shortest possible time.[read more]


Be Wary of the Science of Hiring

December 10, 2013 by Paul Barsch

Risky Business column.

While reliance on experience/intuition to hire “the right person” is rife with biases, there’s also danger in over-reliance on HR analytics to find and cultivate the ultimate workforce. While HR analytics seems to have room to run, there’s still the outstanding question of whether “the numbers” matter at all in hiring the right person.[read more]


How Big Data Will Change People Management Forever

November 19, 2013 by Bernard Marr

The Big Data Guru column.

Big data will have an impact in so many business areas. In this post I look at how big data is used in people management (or HR) settings to change the measurement, analysis and management of people forever. I believe big data can make a real impact in the area of people management, but only if companies invest in building the big data and analytics skills and expertise now.[read more]


Danger: 3 Reasons to Be Scared of Big Data

September 24, 2013 by Bernard Marr

This post tackles the dark side of big data and outlines 3 scenarios in which big data analytics can be used for good or evil. The big concern I have is what happens when, for whatever reason, the government or powerful companies turn evil? I feel that this is such an important debate to be had and one that many data and analytics experts and vendors seem to shy away from.[read more]


The Math Says Yes, But Human Behavior Says No

September 10, 2013 by Paul Barsch

Data scientists are busy writing algorithms to optimize employee productivity, improve trucking routes, and update retail prices on the fly. But those pesky humans and their demands for a reasonable schedule and consistent pricing keep getting in the way. Which then proves when it comes to algorithmic model development, “real world” human behavior is the hard part.[read more]


B2B Software Startups: The SaaS Platform Dilemma

August 29, 2013 by Thomas Oriol

SaaS has considerably reduced B2B software development costs. Think about ten years ago and the products and services you had to buy when starting a B2B software company, and that you can now rent. These include productivity suites, servers, telecom networks, software development tools and project management and CRM software.[read more]


What Really Is Big Data? And Why It Will Change the World

August 27, 2013 by Bernard Marr

This article, the first in the 'Big Data Guru' column, outlines in simple terms what Big Data really is. It discusses the three pillars of the big data phenomenon: the increasing datafication of our world, the generation of unstructured and complex data, and our ability to analyse this data.[read more]

Workforce Analytics: The Most Important Decisions

July 29, 2013 by Melanie Aizer

The most common mistake made by HR organizations when they start building their workforce analytics program, is starting with a blank sheet of paper and generating a list of all the HR metrics they think could be useful to measure. These lists become lengthy.[read more]

From Big Data to Big Personalization

June 24, 2013 by Melissa Thermidor

Big Data for marketers

The promise of big data: Companies can better know their customers and act on that information through personalization and segmentation. And marketers realize the importance of analytics for delivering relevant online experiences.[read more]

Rethinking Processes: What an Old Carmaker Can Teach Us About Innovation

June 20, 2013 by Tom Loveland

General Motors is a new company. That’s right—the old, hulking (and recently bankrupt) giant of American industry has the DNA of a startup. How did GM innovate their way out of bankruptcy? They retooled old manufacturing processes and gave operators a bigger role in problem-solving.[read more]


"Acqui-Hiring" Hits Big Data to Tackle the Talent Shortage

June 3, 2013 by Todd Nevins

Acqui-hiring talent

The concept of a growing company short on talent acquiring another company simply to fill those open spots is not a new one. Yahoo acquired 10 small companies prior to Tumblr and within days of the acquisitions, shuttered them and rolled the employees into different divisions of Yahoo.[read more]


The Big Data Talent Shortage: Are H1-B Visa Holders the Solution?

May 9, 2013 by Todd Nevins

Big Data jobs

It has been highly chronicled that the Big Data talent shortage is turning into a storm of epic proportions; the number of Big Data Analytics positions is expected to reach 4 million globally by 2015. So will H1-B visa holders be the solution to the Big Data talent shortage? Yes, if a few things happen.[read more]