Why Can’t We Implement Succession?

I can’t quite remember when it was, but on a recent Bill Kutik Radio Show, Bill mentioned, “One of the things that drives me crazy, is every survey that comes

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Understanding HR Data Governance

We bought my wife a new bike this weekend.  She is not usually a bike rider, and the last time I took her out riding with me, she swore never

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Yelp and the Future of BI Search

I’m sitting (almost) next to a guy who works for Yelp.  He just did a pretty interesting tutorial to the person in the middle seat ((great seat buddies for once

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Implementing Smart Codes

So you’re going to implement new job codes, or department codes, or whatever.  Someone in the organization has a great idea:  “let’s make the codes smart!”  I mean, what better

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Explaining Facts and Dimensions

Fact:  A turnover rate based on a calculation Dimension:  Historical time trend of turnover Fact:  The number of heads in your HR database Dimension:  The breakdown of headcount by organization

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Pretty is not Useful

Not all of us have fancy business intelligence tools and cool dashboards with great graphs prepared for us in our business environments yet.  If we’re lucky, we belong to organizations

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Everything in its Place

I write this in the usual place – the airplane.  I’m in a window seat, so I’m only surrounded on three sides.  The guy in front of me has decided

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Style and Strategy: Nadal versus Federer

I love tennis.  I prefer to watch it than to play as I’m not really very good, and I seem to have a bum shoulder.  Each year, my wife and

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Data Encryption with business intelligence and reports has always been a problem.  Users are constantly requesting reports, and once data is in someone’s hands, it’s almost impossible to control data

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CedarCrestone’s HR Systems Survey

It’s that time of year again, for what Bill Kutik of the HR Technology Conference calls “the most thorough, highly respected and useful survey on technology usage in HR.”  Each

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Measuring the Temperature of your Workforce

For those of you who have read Dan Brown’s new book “The Lost Symbol” there is an interesting concept of measuring the temperature of a population. I’ll provide a quick

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Thanks to Bill Tincup for bringing us the marvelous series of “what’s next by some of HR’s greatest thought leaders.  I’m embarrassed to admit it, but I love Sumser and

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Julian had a childhood friend named Lucy.  One day, he came home with one of those kindergarten drawings with a little girl and diamonds and presented it to his father. 

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Guest Author:  Stephen B. Jeong, Ph.D. In Part 1 of Survey Design 101, we discussed two broad topics related to survey design – choosing the right topics and creating quality

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I’m sitting on a plane (delayed of course for 4 hours) thinking about the people around me.  I have the fabulous exit row seat on the A319 where there is

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If you ever look at a snowflake dangling from the window at your local Macy’s or Bloomingdales, realize that this snowflake is only a piece of marketing, there to draw

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Yeah, believe it or not, I have a GPS on my bike.  It’s even a Garmin.  With a push of a button I can go to a screen that either

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Cycling is an easy sport to figure out from a measurement perspective.  Speed is a function of power output and weight (all other things held constant).  So if you’re going

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There was a time when 10 and 12 speeds were a wonderful thing.  In fact, road bikes were routinely called 10 speed bikes.  Today, I still ride what is called

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Guest Author:  Stephen B. Jeong, Ph.D. As a child, whenever I would screw up, my mother always said, “Why can’t you be more like Billy?”  Billy was a straight-A student

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