HR Technology Conference Reactions: Predictive Analytics

I’ve always thought I was pretty good at analytics.Not being a practitioner who is sitting in the middle of data all the time, I get more time to just think

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Real Time Activity Analysis

Not only am I a geek, I’m a workout geek.  The latest geeky gadget I’m lusting over is a Withings E-Scale.  For just $165, I can get up in the

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Better Measures for Engagement

Is it Gallup that has the “Do you have a best friend at work” question?  We’re so into doing employee surveys to measure employee engagement.  They provide us with a

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Serendipity versus Decision Support

Would I be where I am today if I had all the facts every time?  I’m actually confident that if it were up to me, I would be digging ditches

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Recruiting Effectiveness Measurement

Last post I wrote about recruiting efficiency measures.  From the effectiveness side, we’re all used to things like first year turnover rates and performance rates.  Once again, we’ve been using

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Recruiting Efficiency Measurement

If you look through Saratoga, there are all sorts of metrics around measuring our HR operations.  For recruiting, these include all the standard metrics like cost/hire, cost/requisition, time to fill,

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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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