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Analytics Trends 2016

A look at the evolution of data analytics and its revolutionary potential to transform ordinary businesses, power new business models, enable …

Big Data

How HR Can Get People Analytics Right

Getting people analytics right is tricky for businesses. After all, the very sources of all the data–people–are complex beings.<p>Big data—yes, it is …

'People analytics' can capture rich feedback. Are managers ready?

Corporate culture is often held up as a key differentiator of fast-growing, disruptive companies. Hence the rising interest in so-called “people …

Employee Engagement

Why More and More Companies Are Ditching Performance Ratings

A few years ago, I noticed around half a dozen courageous companies beginning experiments to remove ratings from their performance management systems. Companies such as Juniper and Adobe stopped giving people a one-to-five rating or evaluating employees on a “performance curve,” also known as the …

Employee Engagement

How to Design Work Projects for Maximum Learning

Skill development is clearly a major priority for companies and managers these days. Enrollment in learning programs has surged over the last few years to generate a global executive education market of over $70 billion a year. People are also being asked by their bosses or HR to attend …

Management

How to Work Confidently with Numbers People

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>In the era of Big Data, analytics are becoming a competitive necessity for many managers. And even if it’s not an explicit part of your job description, chances are you need to understand at least something about data and analytics to be successful. So, where should you start? What’s the …

Management

10 tips to getting started with HR Analytics

Despite being one of the most talked about concepts in HR and predictions from industry luminaries like Josh Bersin that 2015 will see its widespread …

How To Make The Whole Organization Agile

Surveys show that most Agile teams report tension between the way the teams operate and the way the rest of the organization is run. Is it possible to make the whole organization Agile?<p>In Agile, the role of the manager is to enable those doing the work to contribute their full talents and …

Project Management

Scientists work out how to wire up your brain

Imagine a future where neurological disorders are cured with a single injection into the top of your skull. That's the expectation placed on the shoulders of Charles Lieber, a Harvard chemist who has developed a groundbreaking technology that has the potential to change medicine. The process …

New Google start-up seeks to improve life in the big city

Google is launching an independent company that will use technology to improve city life. Called Sidewalk Labs, It will be lead by Daniel L. Doctoroff, who is former New York City deputy mayor for economic development and former CEO of Bloomberg L.P.<p>Doctoroff conceived of the idea alongside a …

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

How Big Data And The Internet Of Things Create Smarter Cities

“Smart city” is a term we are going to be hearing a lot more of in the coming years. It’s thought that by 2020 we will be spending $400 billion a year building them – but what are they?<p>The idea is to embed the advances in technology and data collection which are making the Internet of Things a …

Smart Cities

The Top 10 Reasons Why Need To Shift To A Data-driven HR Model

You can find part one of this blog, here.<p>There are many reasons why you need to immediately begin making the shift towards data-driven …

Top 10

7 Ways To Identify Leaders Among Your Employees

Recognizing tomorrow’s leaders today is vital for your company’s long-term success. Here’s the only checklist you need.<p>An organization needs to put a structured plan in place for leadership continuity. For that to happen, it needs to zero in on individuals who have leadership potential.<p>This ongoing …

Leadership

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

Reinventing Performance Management

At Deloitte we’re redesigning our performance management system. This may not surprise you. Like many other companies, we realize that our current process for evaluating the work of our people—and then training them, promoting them, and paying them accordingly—is increasingly out of step with our …

Management

What if you could replace performance evaluations with four simple questions?

Everyone loves to hate performance evaluations, and with good reason: Research has shown them to be ineffective, unreliable and unsatisfactory for seemingly everyone involved. They consume way too much time, leave most workers deflated and feel increasingly out of step with reality. A once-a-year, …

Human Resources

Brings Tech to Life

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple Watch preorders start today!</b> The smartwatches don't go on sale until later this month, but Apple started accepting preorders this morning and will let potential customers try them on in stores (with appointments).<p><b>2. Reviews are in for the new MacBook — and it's a mixed bag.</b> The new …

Apple Watch

Amazon can finally test its delivery drones in the US

Amazon's drone team must have heaved a collective sigh of relief: the company only had to wait a few weeks for the FAA's approval this time. The agency has officially granted Amazon's request to test its new UAVs in the US on Wednesday, April 8th. If you recall, the company's previous request spent …

How to Negotiate Nicely Without Being a Pushover

We all want it both ways: to get what we want from a tough negotiation and to walk away with our relationship intact. The good news is that kind of outcome is possible. But how exactly do you drive a hard bargain while also employing soft skills? How do you advocate for what you want without …

Stanford University

Two Ways to Clarify Your Professional Passions

Have you ever noticed that highly effective people almost always say they love what they do? If you ask them about their good career fortune, they’re likely to advise that you have to love what you do in order to perform at a high level of effectiveness. They will talk about the critical importance …

Self-awareness

The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs

His saga is the entrepreneurial creation myth writ large: Steve Jobs cofounded Apple in his parents’ garage in 1976, was ousted in 1985, returned to rescue it from near bankruptcy in 1997, and by the time he died, in October 2011, had built it into the world’s most valuable company. Along the way …