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Equinox CEO: Men used to ignore me in meetings—here's the trick I use to get their attention

"Dude, don't you realize she's the boss?"<p>It's a scene that many female executives can relate to.<p>In the latest installment of my interview series "Two …

People Before Strategy: A New Role for the CHRO

CEOs know that they depend on their company’s human resources to achieve success. Businesses don’t create value; people do. But if you peel back the layers at the vast majority of companies, you find CEOs who are distanced from and often dissatisfied with their chief human resources officers …

Microsoft Excel — The BASICS of Data Transformation

Key Concepts Essential to Shaping Data For Analysis<p>Whenever analysis and reporting is performed in Excel — and practically every company does — it is …

11 Unexpected Things I learned From Dissecting Chandoo's Excel Dashboard Template

When it comes to Excel, my favorite topic and the thing I have the most fun with is building Excel dashboards. The truth is, a dashboard is like a …

Pragmatism vs. purity in Excel

One of the greatest things about Excel is that with its endless array of tools and commands it almost always offers multiple ways of achieving a …

24 ways to jump start group creativity

Think Jar Collective creativity expert Michael Michalko shares ways to jump start creativity in groupsView more posts by Michael Michalko

Creativity

The data science ecosystem, part 3: Data applications

Remember that quote I started part two with? About data scientists wanting better tools for wrangling so they could work on the "sexy stuff"? Well, …

Text Analytics: The Next Generation of Big Data

In insideBIGDATA‘s special guest feature, Jeff Catlin of Lexalytics lays out the case for text analytics and its importance to the rising interest in …

Most HR Data Is Bad Data

How good a rater do you think you are? If you were my manager and you watched my performance for an entire year, how accurate do you think your ratings of me would be on attributes such as my “promotability” or “potential?”<p>How about more specific attributes such as my customer focus or my learning …

Real examples of HR analytics in action - and data scientists in HR

<i>This is an interview with Ian Cook, Director of Product Management at workforce analytics company Visier. In this interview Ian discusses the most</i> …

An Introduction to Data-Driven Decisions for Managers Who Don’t Like Math

Not a week goes by without us publishing something here at HBR about the value of data in business. Big data, small data, internal, external, experimental, observational — everywhere we look, information is being captured, quantified, and used to make business decisions.<p>Not everyone needs to become …

Rethinking Performance Reviews

Last week, my colleague Sameer Patel put out a blog on a topic that’s been lingering in my “there’s got to be a better way to do this” pile for quite …

8 Analytics Trends to Watch in 2015

Analytics were one of the fastest growing technology trends in 2014 and momentum is continuing to build, according to Deloitte Analytics' recent …

2015 Big Data 100: Business Analytics

<b>Big Data Business Analytics</b><p>Big Data remains one of the IT industry's most significant megatrends. Revenue from big-data-related hardware and software …

10 Talent Management Trends for 2016

Ten trends in talent management.• <b>To a broader definition of talent</b><br>Many organizations have very specific definitions of talent. Example:<br>“<i>A high</i> …

Human Resources

Future Of Work: Using Gamification For Human Resources

2015 will be the year gamification inside the workplace migrates from a few isolated pilots to a new way to engage and recognize high performing employees. Gamification takes the essence of games — attributes such as fun, play, transparency, design, competition and yes, addiction— and applies these …