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Cause And Effect: The Revolutionary New Statistical Test That Can Tease Them Apart

Statisticians have always thought it impossible to tell cause and effect apart using observational data. Not any more.<p>One of the most commonly …

Algorithms

Analytics in HR – Data Driven Decision Making in Human Resources

The ability to capture and successfully garner insights from their data have led many enterprises across the world to streamline their processes and …

How The Sync Project Will Use Music as Data-Driven Therapy

Music can have various psychological effects on us: numerous studies conclude that certain genres can enhance our moods, boost concentration, trigger emotional reactions or pump up our energy levels. We also have specific musical tastes and preferences – but why do we like some songs more than …

Power to the new people analytics

Techniques used to mine consumer and industry data may also let HR tackle employee retention and dissatisfaction.<p><b>The latest data and analytics</b> buzz …

Human Resources

Uber: The Big Data Company

As I write this column, I am at my office on Main Street in San Francisco. When I’m done here, I’ll head back to my house in the Richmond District to pick up some luggage as I head to SFO. Then I’m off to JFK, my hotel in Midtown, 10 meetings across Manhattan before I stop at FAO Swartz to pick up …

San Francisco

Big Data Discovery Is The Next Big Trend In Analytics - BI Insight

According to Gartner, “Big Data Discovery” is the next big trend in analytics. It’s the logical combination of three of the hottest trends of the …

HR Role Goes Tech-Enabled — See What’s Trending Now?

There has been a continuous advancement in the technologies over the last decade. Along with other areas, HR role is also vastly influenced by this …

Human Resources

Workforce Analytics: The Engine to Drive Business Success in the Era of Big Data

<i>“Information is the oil of the 21st century, and analytics is the combustion engine.”</i> <i>Peter Sondergaard, SVP, Gartn</i><i>er Research</i><p>Everyone must have heard …

Now Algorithms Are Deciding Whom To Hire, Based On Voice

If you're trying out for a job in sales, the person who judges your pitch may not be a person — it could be a computer.<p>Job recruitment is the newest frontier in automated labor, where algorithms are choosing who's the right fit to sell fast food or handle angry cable customers, by sizing up the …